The lounge is beside Porter Airlines' primary gate in the airport's Terminal B (which only handles international flights), providing easy access to the carrier's...

Porter Airlines has officially opened its new passenger lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The lounge is beside Porter Airlines’ primary gate in the airport’s Terminal B (which only handles international flights), providing easy access to departing flights.

Porter Airlines’ all-Bombardier Q400 fleet, high-service-quality business model and base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport less than a mile from the downtown financial center of Canada’s biggest city makes the airline one of the most unusual start-ups in recent years


“The Newark lounge is the latest element of our desire to emphasize speed, convenience and service for all of our customers,” says Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “This is now a distinguishing feature for everyone who flies with us from the Greater New York and New Jersey areas.”

Open to every Porter Airlines passenger, the airline’s lounges feature comfortable seating, broadband Wi-Fi Internet access, cold beverages, specialty coffees and snacks.

Newark Liberty International Airport joins Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport and Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International Airport as Porter destinations with complimentary lounge access.

The opening festivities included participation from the Consulate General of Canada in New York, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC), and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Passengers were treated to tastings of Ontario wine and cheese. OTMPC travel counselors also provided customized advice to people visiting the province.

Porter Airlines offers up to 13 daily round-trip flights between Newark and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, making it one of the airline’s busiest routes. Convenient connecting flights are available to numerous other Canadian destinations, including six in Ontario – Windsor, Ottawa, Timmins, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay.

The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, Newark, Chicago Midway, Boston and Washington Dulles on a year-round basis.

Porter also operates seasonal service to Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, and Burlington in Vermont.

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