After finalizing approval for four additional slots at Newark Liberty International Airport, Canada’s Porter Airlines is to offer 11 daily round-trip flights between Newark and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport from September 20.
Porter Airlines currently operates nine daily round-trips on the route, which links one of the two biggest New York-area airports with a Toronto airport that is only five minutes’ drive from the downtown business area of Canada’s largest city.
“Greater New York has been an important, popular market for Porter since we began service in March 2008 with seven daily roundtrips,” says Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “Adding capacity at this time fits well with our growth plans.”
Connecting service via Toronto with many of Porter’s other Canadian destinations will also improve by adding more flight times throughout the day, Porter Airlines says. The new flights are already available for purchase.
Based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Toronto Island, about 100 yards off Toronto’s lakefront in Lake Ontario and which (possibly uniquely among North American commercial airports) is reached by a 75-second ride on a ferry shuttle that sails every 10 minutes during the airport’s operating hours, Porter Airlines claims to be Canada’s third-largest scheduled carrier. (Jazz Air LP, which is Canada’s third-largest airline, operates almost entirely on behalf of Air Canada, while long-established, sizable Air Transat operates purely on long-haul routes.)
Porter Airlines is an ‘Official 4 Star Airline’ in the World Airline Star Rating by Skytrax, the world’s best-known independent airline-service-quality rating organization. In addition to offering comfortable, premium-service airport lounges which are open to all its passengers, Porter also offers its customers complimentary in-flight services that include free wine, beer and premium snacks.
The airline operates a fleet of 20 Bombardier Q400 and Q400 NextGen 70-seat turboprops. It has newly ordered four more Q400 NextGens and has optioned six additional aircraft. Porter serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Newark, Chicago Midway and Boston Logan, In additional, the carrier operates seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Quebec and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The VIPorter frequent flyer program offers free flight after as few as five one-way trips. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.