Porter Airlines becomes Official Canadian Airline of the TORONTO 2015 Games
TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is helping the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games reach new heights as the Official Canadian Airline and a signature supporter of the TORONTO 2015 Torch Relays.
The airline will transport the flame during the Pan Am torch relay to communities across Ontario and beyond, helping to build enthusiasm and support for the Games, as well as providing general flight transportation needs.
"Many Canadians have enjoyed the convenience and hospitality of Porter Airlines, and they're an airline that does so much to connect Ontario communities," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). "We especially look forward to working with them to help us get the Pan Am and Parapan Am flame – and the inspirational message it brings – to communities in Ontario and across Canada."
Porter Airlines is currently celebrating eight years of service, having established itself as a leading carrier offering passengers a distinct approach to service. Porter serves a total of 20 destinations in Canada and the United States.
"The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will help create an exciting summer to remember for the city that serves as our home base, and our people look forward to being part of the action during this historic international event," said Robert Deluce, president and chief executive officer of Porter Airlines. "Just as the athletes are focused and determined, our success comes from motivating our own team and focusing on the details that create an exceptional trip. We're excited to provide people with convenient access to numerous Games venues in the heart of the city."
Porter Airlines is the latest corporate sponsor to step up and get behind the Games. To date, 43 companies have signed on to support the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, which will be the largest international multi-sport event in Canada's history.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport. For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.
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SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games