TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines celebrated the start of
service to Timmins, Ont., with a reception today at Timmins Victor M.
Power Airport for the inaugural flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City
The new schedule, consisting of three daily roundtrip flights between
Timmins and downtown Toronto, provides a welcome alternative to Timmins
travellers, and adds to Porter's already popular presence in Northern
"Timmins is the latest destination to experience the unique and premium
service that Porter is known for," said Robert Deluce, president and
CEO of Porter Airlines. "Our existing Northern Ontario markets have
embraced Porter's refined, stress-free approach to air travel and we
look forward to an equally enthusiastic response from this vibrant
This is the eighteenth destination in Porter's network, and the first of
several new services to launch this year. Timmins passengers can also
access connecting flights to other Porter destinations from Toronto
"Today, I am pleased to officially welcome Porter Airlines to the City
of Timmins," said Mayor Tom Laughren. "This new service will help us
attract new business and grow our share of tourism dollars by appealing
to greater tourism markets in search of year round adventures that are
new, unique, and easily accessible. Our ability to provide consumers
with an affordable alternative to our traditional transportation modes
is important and will serve the city, its residents and business
community today and well into the future."
"The addition of Timmins to the Porter Airlines list of destinations has
been eagerly anticipated for some months now," said Dave Dayment,
Airport Manager of Timmins Victor M. Power Airport. "This will result
in additional flight options and greater passenger flexibility. Air
transportation will become a real transportation choice for both the
business and leisure traveller to and from our region of Northern
Ontario. On behalf of the staff and tenants of the Timmins Victor M.
Power Airport, I would like to extend a warm welcome all members of the
Porter family. I look forward to a long and valuable relationship."
About Porter Airlines
Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying
with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality and restoring
glamour and refinement to air travel. An Official 4 Star Airline® in
the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated second in the
world in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines
category, Porter is committed to providing a premium travel experience.
Complimentary amenities include luxurious airport lounges, Starbucks
coffee, premium snacks, and wine or beer onboard.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste.
Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway),
Boston (Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle
Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt.
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.
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