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Porter Airlines opens second passenger lounge

Sept. 20, 2010, Toronto - Porter Airlines opened its second passenger lounge at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Sunday, September 19. The new lounge supports increasing passenger numbers as part of a 150,000 sq. ft., $49 million terminal development project.

September 20, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

The second lounge is equipped with well-appointed
features and an array of free amenities standard to all Porter
lounges. Passengers have more space to relax and recharge in comfortable
and stylish seating accompanied by complimentary wireless
internet access, business work stations equipped with iMac computers,
and coffee, cappuccinos, lattés, an array of teas, soft drinks
and snacks from the self-serve café.

“Opening the second passenger lounge postions Porter
and Toronto City Airport for planned growth, and demonstrates our
commitment to providing passengers with superior service,” said
Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “The airport’s
success is creating the need for infrastructure enhancements,
such as the new lounge. 
Porter’s investment in the new terminal will support approximately 1.4 million passengers in 2010.”

The new
lounge space accommodates passengers flying within Canada, while the pre-existing lounge is now exclusive to
those traveling to the U.S. These state-of-the-art lounges are free of
charge, and open to all departing passengers with a valid boarding


The terminal design makes it easy for passengers to
move through the airport or transfer between connecting flights.  Remaining elements of the development include the installation of three
permanent aircraft gates and the provision of food service and retail


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