Porter Airlines expands Boston service to 5 daily roundtrips

TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is expanding its schedule to offer five daily roundtrip flights between Boston Logan International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, starting March 31. The new schedule includes one additional roundtrip each weekday in the afternoon, as well as a further roundtrip on Sunday.

"Boston continues to exceed our expectations," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "This expansion gives business travelers a more flexible schedule, which builds on the convenience of Toronto City Airport's downtown location and Porter's premium service model."

Since Porter began flying to Boston on September 14, 2009, the service has been a growing success. The schedule started with three daily roundtrip flights, increased to four after two weeks and is expanding to five. The complete Boston schedule now includes five daily roundtrip flights during the week, two roundtrip flights on Saturday and four roundtrip flights on Sunday.

"We are pleased that Porter Airlines continues to experience success at Boston Logan International Airport," said Edward Freni, director of aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Logan. "Porter service to Toronto City Airport gives New Englanders easy access to downtown."

Increased frequency also improves the number of available connecting flights to destinations such as Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Thunder Bay and Sudbury.

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.

Join VIPorter frequent flyer program to earn a free flight after as few as five one-way trips. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.

SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Kristen Shamess, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8529

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