Porter Airlines expands winter service to Mont Tremblant

Seasonal flights begin Dec. 21

TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is returning to the slopes of Mont Tremblant, Que., for its fourth winter season, with increased service from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Up to 12 flights per week are available this winter, an increase from eight flights per week last season.

The Mont Tremblant winter schedule debuts Dec. 21, running until April 3. Flight time is just over an hour between downtown Toronto and Mont Tremblant. Connecting flights are available in Toronto from Thunder Bay, Boston, Chicago and New York.

Highlights of the winter schedule include:

    -   December 21 through January 9 - 3 weekly roundtrip flights
    -   January 10 through January 23 - 9 weekly roundtrip flights
    -   January 26 through April 3 - 12 weekly roundtrip flights

"Mont Tremblant has proven to be increasingly popular with passengers seeking outdoor adventure," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "This winter, Porter will operate flights to the region six days a week during peak season to help meet the growing demand for service."

"Flying from downtown Toronto to the number one ski resort in Eastern North America is going to be a breeze this winter with 12 direct Porter flights," said Pierre Bertrand, TAL president. "We are very excited by this new winter program; Tremblant has never been so accessible!"

Porter is partnering with travel specialist Ultimate Ski Vacations to provide air-inclusive packages, including lift tickets and accommodations, with a "best price guarantee". Skiing and snowboarding packages can be customized by visiting www.ultimateski.ca or calling 1-800-465-3034.

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is Canada's third largest scheduled carrier, based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline(R) in the World Airline Star Rating(R) by Skytrax, committed to offering speed, convenience and service as part of a premium travel experience. A refined journey 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 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, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston (Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle Beach, SC.

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.

About Ultimate Ski Vacations

Ultimate Ski Vacations is Canada's leading ski tour operator offering ski packages to resorts throughout North America. For more information, visit www.ultimateski.ca.

About Tremblant

Mont Tremblant Resort has been ranked the number 1 ski resort in Eastern North America for more than 10 consecutive years, according to Ski Magazine. It is owned by INTRAWEST, a world leader in experiential destination resorts. For more information, visit www.tremblant.ca.

SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Kristen Shamess, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8529; Robert Dubois, Laurentian Air Tourism, (819) 681-3373, ext. 1407; Paul Marner, Ultimate Travel Group, (905) 337-6801

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