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Porter increases Sault Ste. Marie service

May 17, 2011, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. - Porter Airlines is adding a third daily round trip flight between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Sault Ste. Marie, beginning June 27. The route began service with two daily flights less than two weeks ago on May 4, but is already performing as one of Porter's best start-up destinations.


May 17, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

"Support from the community of Sault Ste. Marie has been fantastic," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "We're in a position to take advantage of this early success and improve the service right away."

The third daily flight is available year-round, Sunday through Friday.

"The Sault Ste Marie Airport Development Corporation (SSMADC) is very pleased with Porter Airlines' decision to add an additional flight per day between Sault Ste. Marie andToronto Island," said Jerry Dolcetti, SSMADC Chair. "This increase to three flights further enhances availability of convenient scheduled flights in meeting the needs of the travelling public."

Highlights of the new schedule include:

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Toronto City        Sault Ste. Marie
departure times      departure times
   0910*                        0655
   1155                          1100*
   2025                          1355
* Denotes new service

This additional service also improves flexibility for connections with many other Porter destinations.  Connecting markets through Toronto include Ottawa, Montreal, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Halifax, Boston, Chicago and New York. Toronto City Airport is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Toronto, providing easy access to the financial and entertainment districts.

Porter is known for its affordable premium service, including complimentary in-flight wine and beer, extra legroom and relaxing departure lounges. It operates a fleet of 70-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft, featuring high cruising speed, revolutionary cabin noise-reduction technology and environmentally-friendly engines.


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