Porter Airlines is adding more flights linking New York and Boston with the Canadian regional airline’s hub at Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ) from November 15.
New York flights (from Newark Liberty International Airport) increase to eight daily round-trips from seven, while Porter’s YTZ-Boston schedule goes up to four daily round-trips from three. Weekend service also increases in New York.
“These frequency increases will be of particular benefit for business travellers as well as provide more options for passengers connecting with other Porter destinations,” says Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “New York passenger volume is up notably from the same time last year and Boston is proving to be our best U.S. start-up route. These new schedules will help meet growing demand.”
The improved New York schedule provides an added midday departure in both directions. The Boston route now includes an earlier-morning Boston departure and a later evening flight leaving Toronto.
Porter has been flying to New York since March 2008, and started service to Boston earlier this month. The airline operates all its flights with 70-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops, which, in addition to being quiet and much more efficient than jets, are competitive with jets in terms of flight time over sector distances up to some 600 miles.
“We have been able to work with the FAA to continue adding service in Newark in an efficient way while they continue efforts to maximize the region’s air service potential for all airlines and travellers,” says Deluce.
Porter’s base at YTZ, located a few minutes from downtown Toronto, offers unrivalled access to the city for all passengers.
From its base at Toronto City Centre Airport, Porter Airlines currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Thunder Bay, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway) and Boston. Service to St. John’s, Newfoundland begins on October 5.
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.