Porter Airlines returns to Mt. Tremblant

Third year for winter fun at resort

TORONTO, Oct. 14 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is taking to the slopes for a third season in Mont Tremblant, Que., with as many as eight flights weekly, up from five last winter. Flights are just over an hour between Toronto City Centre Airport and Mont Tremblant International Airport and available Wednesday through Sunday, beginning Dec. 19 and running to April 4. One-way fares start at $99, plus fees and taxes. Flights are available from Toronto, Thunder Bay, Boston, Chicago and New York.

Highlights of the new schedule, with up to eight weekly seasonal flights, include:

    -   December - 3 weekly roundtrip flights
    -   January to February - 5 weekly roundtrip flights
    -   February to April 4 - 8 weekly roundtrip flights

"Mont Tremblant is a popular destination with many passengers, from outdoor enthusiasts to those who come to enjoy the natural beauty of the region," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "We've added frequency this season to serve the strong demand we've seen over the past two years."

Porter is committed to reintroducing convenience, speed and seamless service to air travel. With its upscale amenities and refreshing approach to customer service, the airline is changing the way people fly. Passengers enjoy complimentary service, including free in-flight wine, beer and premium snacks, all served aboard comfortable, modern aircraft.

Tremblant has earned top marks from Ski Magazine for the 13th year in a row, voted the number one ski resort in Eastern North America by readers. Travellers will also take notice of the finer touches at the resort, including a state-of-the-art snowmaking system and a wide array of lodging, located right at the foot of the mountain. The pedestrian village surrounding the resort boasts unique events, boutiques, restaurants, and legendary nightlife.

"Easy and quality access to Tremblant is key for our region and Tremblant is well-served with partners like Porter offering Toronto clientele a fast, reliable way to reach us," said Alain Brochu, vice-president Sales, Marketing and Communication for Mont Tremblant Resort.

Porter is partnering with travel specialist Ultimate Ski Vacations to provide air-inclusive packages including lift tickets and accommodations, starting at $329 per person based on double occupancy. Skiing and snowboarding packages can be customized by visiting www.ultimateski.ca or calling 1-800-465-3034.

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.

About Tremblant

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

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.

SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8593; Catherine Lacasse, Mont Trembant Resort, (819) 681-3000 ext. 46553; Ron Dawick, Ultimate Ski Vacations, (905) 337-6824

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