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Porter adds two more Ontario cities
Porter Airlines is adding Ontario cities Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor to its growing route map this spring.


February 25, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

Feb. 25, 2011, Toronto – Porter Airlines is adding Ontario cities Sault
Ste. Marie and Windsor to its growing route map this spring.

Service in Windsor begins on April 27, with up to three daily roundtrips to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Connecting markets through Toronto include Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Thunder Bay, Quebec City, Boston,
Chicago and New York. One-way fares start at $89, plus fees and taxes.

Sault Ste. Marie flights begin on May 4, with up to two daily roundtrips to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Connections with Sault Ste. Marie exist via Toronto for Ottawa, Montreal, Thunder Bay, Halifax, Boston, Chicago and New York. One-way fares begin at $99, plus fees and taxes.

"We look forward to bringing our unique service to Windsor and Sault Ste. Marie," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "This expanding network provides more opportunities for passengers to choose Porter when travelling to important regional cities."

"I'm thrilled that Porter has decided to add daily flights from downtown Toronto to Windsor. I've been advocating for this route for years, based on our region's business needs and tourism offerings," said Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade and MPP Windsor West. "Porter's expanded service provides a boost to Ontario's economy — market access and ease of travel are certainly considerations for businesses making investment decisions and tourists making travel plans"

"We are extremely delighted to welcome Porter Airlines to the City of Windsor. With Porter's newest expansion, Windsor has solidified its place as a key growth market for business and leisure," said Eddie
Francis, Mayor of Windsor and Chair of the YQG Board. "Our efforts and investment in our strategic assets are paying off. Three daily flights to downtown Toronto with connections throughout Canada and U.S. ensure our residents, visitors and businesses have more choice, convenience and comfort for their travel needs."

"The Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation (SSMADC) is very excited for Porter Airlines to begin serving the Sault, with daily flights to Toronto. With the addition of Porter, the Sault airport improves its customer service in offering various connecting destinations to locations beyond the GTA, both in Canada and the United States," said Jerry Dolcetti, Chair of the SSMADC.

The airline is also doubling service between Sudbury and Toronto starting April 27, with up to two daily roundtrip flights, increased from one. By flying through Porter's base of operations at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, travellers can continue on to popular destinations including Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, New York, Boston, and Chicago.

"Our community immediately embraced Porter, starting with its inaugural
flight nearly one year ago, so this latest increase in service is a
natural progression as Porter continues to build its program in
Sudbury," said Robert Johnston, CEO, Greater Sudbury Airport. "This
announcement of increased service is a positive sign of the growth
potential."


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