Porter Airlines celebrates inaugural Myrtle Beach flight

Service from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport begins today

TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is introducing new winter seasonal service between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, with the inaugural flight taking off today. The only non-stop service from Canada to Myrtle Beach saves passengers time by flying right to the beach.

Porter is offering twice-weekly roundtrips between Toronto and Myrtle Beach on Thursdays and Sundays until May 30. One-way fares start at $179, plus taxes. Connections are available in Toronto from Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Thunder Bay.

"Porter is seeing an overwhelmingly positive response to our unique Myrtle Beach service," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Non-stop flights to Myrtle Beach make it a more compelling and convenient destination for leisure travellers."

Service to Myrtle Beach allows families, golfers, and warm weather enthusiasts to experience famous golf courses and sandy beaches more easily than ever. Myrtle Beach is the fourth destination in the United States to experience the airline's unique premium short-haul air travel experience.

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is Canada's third largest scheduled carrier, based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Porter is committed to offering speed, convenience and service as part of the travel experience. Flying refined begins on the ground with comfortable airport lounges and service-oriented team members. The experience continues seamlessly in the air with spacious interiors and well-appointed crew. Passengers also enjoy complimentary services, including free in-flight wine, beer and premium snacks, all aboard modern aircraft.

The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston (Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle Beach, SC. Sudbury service begins March 31. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.

SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8593

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