Connecting at Boston and Toronto City hubs opens dozens of new destinations for passengers
TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto-based Porter Airlines and New York-based JetBlue Airways are unveiling an extensive interline partnership that will lead to dozens of additional destinations being accessible to Porter passengers.
Porter and JetBlue are ideal partners based on each carrier's customer focus and innovative product and service. Both airlines are internationally-recognized as being among the best in their respective categories. This is the first U.S. interline agreement for Porter.
"Porter's connection with JetBlue opens up many new business and exciting leisure destinations from our convenient downtown Toronto location," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "It gives customers throughout the Porter network choice and is also the first time that we will sell interline tickets directly to our passengers."
"We are delighted to sign this agreement with Porter Airlines and make it even easier for Canadians to experience JetBlue's award-winning service," said Tracy Bink, JetBlue's director of alliances and partnerships. "With our 51 nonstop routes from Boston, Porter guests will have access to an incredibly diverse array of JetBlue destinations."
Boston Logan International Airport serves as the connecting point for these interline flights. JetBlue is the largest airline in Boston, with about 125 daily departures. Porter flies to Boston up to eight times daily from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, providing convenient connection times throughout the day.
Flights from Toronto City Airport are available for sale immediately on www.flyporter.com. These purchases are eligible for travel as of Nov. 3. Markets on www.flyporter.com will be introduced based on the following schedule, which is subject to change:
- Oct. 7 – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
- Week of Oct. 15 – San Juan, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Richmond
- Week of Oct. 22 – Phoenix, Charleston, Philadelphia, Tampa
- Week of Oct. 29 – Up to 10 additional JetBlue continental U.S. markets via Boston
- November – Porter domestic Canada markets via Toronto City Airport, such as Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Sudbury
- 2015 – International JetBlue markets via Boston, such as Cancun, Punta Cana, St. Maarten, Grand Cayman
Sales through Global Distribution Systems start immediately for all routings. Tickets are expected to become available for purchase on www.jetblue.com in the coming weeks.
The ability to reach Toronto via Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport provides customers with one of the most convenient urban airport experiences in North America.
About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated Best Small Airline in the world by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards.
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, Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Stephenville, N.L., Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
JetBlue is the largest carrier in Boston, and a leading carrier in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 86 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 850 daily flights. New service to Curacao begins in December. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, an overnight stay is never required and the first bag is included with your standard fare (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines). For more information, please visit JetBlue.com.
SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.