Porter Airlines launches service to Moncton

Flights from Toronto City Airport and Ottawa begin today

MONCTON, NB, June 25 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is debuting year-round service to Moncton today. Non-stop flights are available between Ottawa and Greater Moncton International Airport, continuing to Porter's downtown base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport after a brief stop in Ottawa.

"Porter's unique, refined approach to travel is being well-received in Moncton," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "This newly launched service allows passengers to connect beyond Ottawa or Toronto, to enjoy many options within Porter's growing network. Short-haul travel from the Atlantic region has never been easier."

The inaugural Moncton flight touched down early this afternoon and was greeted by a ceremonial water cannon salute by airport fire trucks. Guests, politicians and local business representatives celebrated the new service at a welcome reception held at Greater Moncton International Airport.

"Porter is a first-class airline and we are absolutely delighted that they have selected the Greater Moncton International Airport as their first New Brunswick destination partner," said Rob Robichaud, president and CEO of Greater Moncton International Airport. "This is another great example of how Enterprise Greater Moncton and our communities collaborated to attract a new, first-class air service that will ultimately benefit not only this region, but the Province of New Brunswick as a whole."

For the summer season, two daily roundtrips are available until September 7. The fall schedule includes four weekly flights, with daily roundtrips on Thursday and Friday, and twice daily service on Sunday.

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 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, Halifax, St. John's, Moncton, 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.

SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8593; Stephanie Dancause-Côté, Greater Moncton International Airport, (506) 381-1385

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