Porter Airlines including fuel cost in base fares

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is including the cost of fuel
in its advertised base fares effective September 19, better reflecting the
final cost of a flight for customers.
    "We're pleased to make this change for our passengers since Porter has
always favored advertising fares in this way," said Robert Deluce, president
and CEO of Porter Airlines. "This also enhances Porter's reputation as a
service-oriented airline always looking for ways to improve the passenger
    Porter operates a fleet of fuel efficient Bombardier Q400 aircraft, which
continue to give the airline a considerable cost advantage of 30 to
40 per cent when it comes to fuel consumption against similar jet aircraft.
    Previous fuel surcharges ranged from $20 to $40, depending on the

    About Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto
City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Quebec City, Halifax, New York (Newark) and has seasonal flights to Mt.
Tremblant, Que. Porter plans to fly to at least 17 short-haul Canadian and
U.S. destinations. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (416) 619-8622 or
(888) 619-8622 for more information.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines,
(416) 629-5590

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