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Porter Airlines prepares for new destinations with Toronto City Centre terminal extension

Porter Airlines is growing its operations base at TCCA to accommodate increasing passenger levels.

September 20, 2007  By Carey Fredericks

Porter Airlines is growing its operations base at Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA) to accommodate increasing passenger levels as it prepares to begin service to NewYork and other destinations in 2008.

Construction begins this month on an extended terminal, including three additional arrival and departure gates. The project is scheduled for completion by Dec. 31, with passenger areas continuing to feature leather lounge seating, complimentary wireless Internet access, beverages and snacks, while offering greater availability of computer work stations.

Scott Associates Architects Inc. will continue the work they began on Porter’s original TCCA terminal project. Scott Associates is a full-service architectural firm specializing in the design, planning and management of unique projects like airport complexes, office buildings and research and telecommunications facilities. BECC Construction Group is the project’s contractor.

Porter’s terminal investment is driven by the airline’s strong financial performance, including average monthly revenue growth of over 20 per cent since beginning flights October 23, 2006. June saw a net-profit margin of eight per cent.



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