Canadian regional airline Porter Airlines has begun serving its third U.S. destination, offering three daily round-trip flights between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ).
Porter Airlines has built a unique regional-airline hub at YTZ, which lies about 100 yards off the shoreline of Toronto in Lake Ontario. It is the only airline operator at YTZ, with Porter’s parent company REGCO Holdings also owning the company that owns the tiny airport.
Connecting flights to other Porter destinations, including Ottawa, Montréal, Quebec City and Thunder Bay, are also available at YTZ for passengers arriving from BOS.
Operating a fleet of fast Bombardier Q400 turboprops, Porter’s ground and in-flight service product emphasizes high quality. Onboard passengers receive complimentary service, including free in-flight wine, beer and premium snacks. The airline’s Bombardier Q400s feature leather seating, extended legroom and a 414 mph (667 km/h) cruising speed. At its YTZ terminal, passengers receive free Wi-Fi service, snacks, soft drinks, and free ferry-and-shuttle-bus transport to and from downtown Toronto, which is less than a mile away.
Porter Airlines also is introducing St. John’s, Newfoundland as a new destination on October 5, as part of expanded service in Atlantic Canada. Porter will offer four daily roundtrip flights between St. John’s and Halifax, with continuing service to Ottawa and Toronto from Halifax. It says the four new direct flights between St. John’s and Ottawa will provide the most convenient schedule available on the route.
An expanded year-round Halifax flight program to Ottawa and Toronto will continue uninterrupted from Porter’s summer schedule.
“Our expanded, permanent commitment to Halifax, along with a new destination in St. John’s, significantly expands Porter’s presence in Atlantic Canada,” says Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.