TORONTO, June 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is on its way to Saint John, N.B., adding another destination to its Atlantic Canada roster.
Flights begin September 21, 2017, with daily non-stop service between Ottawa and Saint John, and continuing service on the same aircraft to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. A detailed schedule is available at www.flyporter.com, with flights now available for booking.
"Atlantic Canada is an important market that Porter has served since our first year in operation," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Saint John is a welcome addition to our network and we look forward to providing travellers with Porter's refined customer service and competitive fares."
Saint John Airport welcomed the announcement as another important option for its customers.
"The Saint John Airport serves the air travel needs of 300,000 residents, and in our ongoing efforts to provide excellent service for the present and future needs of our travelers, we are thrilled to announce the addition of Porter Airlines to our growing family of airline partners," said Saint John Airport President and CEO Derrick Stanford. "We are doing everything we can to enhance both business and leisure passenger experience and convenience for our loyal customers, as well as visitors to our region."
"Porter Airlines' new service to Saint John reinforces their success at YOW," said Mark Laroche, President and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority. "As YOW's third-largest carrier, this new route is a testament to Porter's impressive ability to meet passenger demand in unserved markets."
Porter's home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is known for its convenience and proximity to downtown Toronto; just 2.5 km from the central business and entertainment districts. Porter provides a premium experience for all passengers, including leather seats, complimentary wine and beer onboard, and airport lounge access. Its "flying refined" philosophy has helped the airline win numerous global awards.
The Bay of Fundy is a must-see in Saint John. Twice daily, one hundred billion tons of water pours into the bay from the Atlantic Ocean, raising the water level by four stories. Visitors will find a combination of historic charm and lively nightlife as the downtown comes to life with galleries, theatre and street festivals.
Porter also announced new service today for Fredericton, N.B., beginning on Sept. 12.
Porter Escapes vacation packages will be available at www.porterescapes.com in the coming weeks.
About Porter Airlines
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 Skytrax World Airline Star Rating.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles) and Pittsburgh, and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Stephenville, N.L., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com.
Visit flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.
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