TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The party is on at Porter Airlines to celebrate six years of flying. It has been that long since two aircraft simultaneously departed between Ottawa and Toronto, the company's first route.
With a home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Porter's six years have helped redefine what customers expect of an airline. Convenient airport access, complimentary airport and in-flight services, and an altogether pleasant travel experience are among these now everyday expectations.
"At first, we were known as an airline based in downtown Toronto," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Today, it is the service delivered by our team that really sets us apart and has allowed us to grow to serve 19 destinations as of today."
Since 2006, Porter has carried approximately 7.5 million passengers and operated 193,000 flights.
In the last 12 months, Porter has started flying to Burlington, Vt., Timmins, Ont., and Washington D.C. A new passenger lounge was also opened at Newark airport. The lounge features complimentary access for all Porter customers, wireless Internet, beverages, snacks and comfortable seating.
About Porter Airlines
Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated second in the world in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines category.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt.
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
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SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.
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