Porter Introduces New Entry-Level Fare Category

Porter Airlines is introducing a new entry-level fare class to meet increasing demand from travellers wanting to choose from a range of prices and service options they most value.

The new Basic fare is an entry-level product designed to provide essential services for passengers with definite travel plans. It delivers the lowest available price on select flights booked at least 21 days prior to departure.

Key features of the Basic fare are: lowest price, itinerary changes and cancellations are not permitted, no refunds or credits are issued, online check-in is permitted, boarding passes must be retrieved at the airport check-in counter, one personal item, such as a small purse or briefcase, is permitted onboard, all other bags must be checked for a fee, all service options, such as checked luggage and advance seat selection, are available for additional fees.

“This product appeals to the most price-conscious traveller,” said Michael Deluce, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer at Porter Airlines. “The Basic fare will attract new customers who are looking for the lowest price.”

Basic fares are now available on select routes – Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins and Windsor. The intention is to make them available on additional routes over a period of time.

Porter now has four fares classes, providing travellers with choices to meet individual needs: Freedom – All optional services included: refundable, changeable and cancelable; Flexible – Offers affordable flexibility with some optional services included; Standard (formerly Firm) – Discounted fare with all optional services available for a fee; Basic – Lowest fare for definite travel plans with some optional services available for a fee.