Porter Airlines unveils upgraded Spectrum(R) seating

    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - Flying has never been more refined at Porter
Airlines. To enhance the customer experience, Porter has upgraded its aircraft
interiors with ultra-comfortable Spectrum seating across the entire
12-aircraft Bombardier Q400 fleet. Spectrum seats offer larger meal trays,
built-in head rests, and longer seat cushions. The orthopedically-contoured
and ergonomically-designed seats, made by B/E Aerospace, will be the standard
on all new Porter Q400 deliveries.
    "As the first Q400 operator to order these seats, Porter is proud to be
at the forefront of customer service, providing passengers unrivalled comfort
and value," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "The new
seats represent our ongoing commitment to delivering a service-oriented travel
    The seats also feature Lantal leather and a thin profile for maximum
cabin living space including an extra half-inch of leg room. Porter's 70-seat
configuration provides up to 34 inches of seat pitch, two to three more than
typical economy seating.
    "We are pleased to be part of Porter's ongoing service improvements.
Spectrum seats offer travellers even greater relaxation as they enjoy flying,"
said Tom Plant, Vice President and General Manager of B/E Aerospace's Seating
    Travellers can sample the Spectrum seats throughout June as part of a
passenger lounge display at Toronto City Centre Airport. At a time when other
carriers are cutting back services and amenities, Porter is improving the
flying experience while maintaining competitive fares.
    Porter's current Q400 order is for 20 aircraft. All aircraft are
scheduled for delivery within 12 months.

    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 Chicago (Midway) with seasonal
flights to Mt. Tremblant. Flights to Thunder Bay begin June 26. 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

    About B/E Aerospace, Inc.

    B/E Aerospace, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin
interior products, and a leading aftermarket distributor of aerospace
fasteners. With a global organization selling directly to the world's
airlines, B/E designs, develops and manufactures a broad product line for both
commercial aircraft and business jets and provides cabin interior design,
reconfiguration and conversion services. Products for the existing aircraft
fleet - the aftermarket - provide about 60 per cent of sales. For more
information, visit B/E's website at www.beaerospace.com.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines,
(416) 619-8593

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