Happy birthday to Porter Airlines. The carrier celebrated its seventh year of operation this week. Originally, Porter began its operations in 2006 with two Bombardier Q400 aircraft and one route between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Ottawa. Now, Porter is recognized around the world for providing a leading airline experience, with an all-Canadian Q400 fleet of 26 aircraft and 19 destinations in Canada and the U.S.
Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, observed: \”Aviation is not an easy business to succeed in. We\’ve been able to grow and prosper over the years by focusing on a distinct approach to customer service that sets us apart from competitors. This is largely the result of a team that cares about what they do and wants to make travel better for our passengers.\”
The carrier established its reputation by returning amenities to travellers that had largely disappeared over the years, particularly for shorter flights. This includes access to airport lounges for all passengers, beer and wine onboard, and food service — all complimentary.
Now, the airline has set its sights on destinations that would attract passengers from across North America using its base at Toronto City Airport and new Bombardier CS100 aircraft. Destinations such as Western Canada, California, Florida and the Caribbean are all within reach using this revolutionary technology that is tailor-made for urban airports.
As Deluce points out: \”The CS100 opens up a new world of possibility for our passengers, allowing Porter to start new routes and help lower the cost of travel by introducing competition. This is the quietest commercial jet in production with 20% lower fuel burn than similar aircraft, making it possible for us to consider these growth plans in a responsible manner.\”
Porter is pursuing government and regulatory approval to begin operating the CS100 in 2016.
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And to mark its 7th birthday celebrations, Porter is offering an ongoing travel sale with one-way fares starting at $117 and social media activities on the airline\’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
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