TORONTO, March 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines now gives its passengers the option to purchase RBC Insurance when booking flights. Insurance is available to Canadian residents and includes options such as medical coverage, trip cancellation and interruption, and baggage delay, depending on the package.
"We are very pleased to now offer RBC Insurance travel insurance directly to our passengers," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "This is also a preview of what we'll offer through our Porter Escapes division."
Porter Escapes will sell vacation packages built around Porter Airlines destinations, combining flights and hotel accommodation, with car rental and travel insurance available as further options. An official start date for Porter Escapes will be announced this spring.
"RBC Insurance is pleased that our valuable travel insurance products and services will now be available to Porter customers," said Neil Skelding, president and CEO, RBC Insurance. "We look forward to partnering with Porter as they continue to grow the airline, and now through their leisure division, Porter Escapes."
Porter passengers can currently book RBC Insurance the following ways:
- Directly on www.flyporter.com when booking a flight
- Adding insurance to an existing Porter reservation on www.flyporter.com/insurance
Follow up for travel insurance information and claims can be made directly with RBC Insurance.
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), Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mont Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt.
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
About RBC Insurance
RBC Insurance®, through its operating entities, provides a wide range of travel, life, health, home, auto, wealth and reinsurance products and solutions, as well as creditor and business insurance services, to individual and group clients. RBC Insurance has more than four million clients in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Our products and services are offered through a wide variety of distribution channels, including call centres, retail insurance branches, independent brokers, travel agents, a proprietary sales force and the Internet.
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