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Porter Airlines unveils upgraded Spectrum(R) seating

June 4, 2009, TORONTO, CNW - Flying has never been more refined at Porter Airlines. To enhance the customer experience, Porter has upgraded its aircraft interiors with ultra-comfortable Spectrum seating across the entire 12-aircraft Bombardier Q400 fleet.


June 4, 2009
By Carey Fredericks

June 4, 2009, TORONTO, CNW – Flying has never been more refined at Porter Airlines. To enhance the customer experience, Porter has upgraded its aircraft interiors with ultra-comfortable Spectrum seating across the entire 12-aircraft Bombardier Q400 fleet. Spectrum seats offer larger meal trays, built-in head rests, and longer seat cushions. The orthopedically-contoured and ergonomically-designed seats, made by B/E Aerospace, will be the standard
on all new Porter Q400 deliveries.
    "As the first Q400 operator to order these seats, Porter is proud to be at the forefront of customer service, providing passengers unrivalled comfort and value," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "The new seats represent our ongoing commitment to delivering a service-oriented travel experience."
    The seats also feature Lantal leather and a thin profile for maximum cabin living space including an extra half-inch of leg room. Porter's 70-seat configuration provides up to 34 inches of seat pitch, two to three more than typical economy seating.
    "We are pleased to be part of Porter's ongoing service improvements. Spectrum seats offer travellers even greater relaxation as they enjoy flying," said Tom Plant, Vice President and General Manager of B/E Aerospace's Seating Products.
    Travellers can sample the Spectrum seats throughout June as part of a passenger lounge display at Toronto City Centre Airport. At a time when other carriers are cutting back services and amenities, Porter is improving the flying experience while maintaining competitive fares.
    Porter's current Q400 order is for 20 aircraft. All aircraft are scheduled for delivery within 12 months.