Quebec City newest Porter Airlines destination

    Halifax returns to daily service as part of summer schedule

    TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is bringing its fresh approach
and refined style to Quebec City as part of the carrier's summer schedule. One
daily Toronto-Quebec City flight connects passengers in Canada's most historic
city to the heart of its largest city via Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA),
only minutes from downtown. Porter is also introducing the only scheduled
non-stop flights between Halifax and Quebec, operating daily.
    The summer schedule runs from June 27 to Sept. 2. Flights are now
available for booking through travel agents, or by phoning
1-888-619-8622. Prices start at $189 for one-way flights, plus applicable
taxes and fees.
    "Quebec City is an important destination that Porter has always planned
to serve as part of our growth," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of
Porter Airlines. "Porter's reputation for refined customer service will be
welcomed in a city known for its hospitality."
    "Porter's fresh approach to airline service is a perfect fit with the
customer-oriented approach we take at the airport," said Pascal Bélanger,
president and chief operating officer, Aéroport de Québec. "This new service
starts at an ideal time, coinciding with Quebec City's 400th anniversary and
the opening of a new, state-of-the-art passenger terminal that Porter
passengers will benefit from."

    Porter's summer schedule highlights include:

    -   Quebec City-Toronto - 1 daily flight
    -   Quebec City-Halifax - 1 daily flight
    -   Halifax-Ottawa - 2 daily flights
    -   Toronto-Halifax - 3 daily flights
    -   Toronto-Ottawa - 7 daily flights, plus weekends
    -   Toronto-Montreal - 7 daily flights, plus weekends
    -   Toronto-New York - 7 daily flights, plus weekends

    At the heart of Porter's philosophy is a desire to reintroduce
convenience, speed and seamless service to air travel. Travellers benefit from
Porter's customer-focused approach that includes complimentary in-flight food
and beverage service. Porter's hub at TCCA is one of the most convenient urban
airports in the world and just minutes from Toronto's financial core and most
popular tourist destinations.
    Porter operates 70-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. The Q400 is
the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class, burning less fuel per seat than
most regional and narrow-body jets. With leather seating, extended legroom and
a 667 km/h cruising speed, the Q400 sets new standards for comfort, fuel
efficiency and low emissions.

    About Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto
City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Halifax and Mt. Tremblant, with New York (Newark) beginning March 31. Porter
plans to fly to at least 17 short-haul Canadian and U.S. destinations. Visit or call (416) 619-8622 or (888) 619-8622 for more

For further information:

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

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