Porter Airlines Celebrates First Decade


The cake clearly couldn’t be big enough to satisfy the throng of staff, dignitaries and well-wishers on hand at Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport yesterday (Oct. 24) to fete Porter Airlines and deliver a rousing rendition of happy birthday.

But it really didn’t matter as the visitors were clearly energized simply celebrating the milestone 10th anniversary of a Canadian airline and unique island airport that “many critics said wouldn’t work.”

Porter Airlines president and CEO Robert Deluce (third from right, shown receiving a keepsake banner presented by Bombadier) was clearly the man of the hour, garnering considerable praise for his vision and development of an award-winning airline known for its high service standards, and for helping turn the island airport into the ninth largest in Canada, having served 18 million passengers in the past decade.

“[Billy Bishop] is an elite airport among the worlds best,” Deluce said, adding, “We’re very much focused on the years to come and what they will bring.”

For more on this story, please see the Oct. 31 edition of Canadian Travel Press.