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Porter increases service in core cities

Feb. 18, 2011, Toronto - Porter Airlines is bolstering its schedule on three existing routes with increased frequency between Montreal and Halifax, Moncton and Ottawa, and Toronto and Ottawa.  All additional service begins April 13.


February 18, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

The Montreal-Halifax route will operate year-round with up to two daily non-stop roundtrip flights, increased from four weekly flights. This service also makes possible one daily roundtrip flight between St. John's and Montreal, connecting in Halifax.

Daily service from Moncton to Ottawa, continuing to Porter's downtown base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport offers increased travel options. Porter is offering one daily roundtrip flight, plus two roundtrips on Sunday, up from four weekly flights. The summer schedule on this route, beginning June 27, includes a seasonal increase with up to two daily roundtrip flights

Service between Ottawa and Toronto is also increasing to as many as 21 daily roundtrip flights, up from a previous peak of 19.  This is the highest number of daily flights on the route for Porter since it began in 2006.

"These service improvements fulfill one of our promises to support our four core destinations; Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax and Toronto," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "It is important to build our presence in these markets with routes that operate every day and year-round to provide passengers with consistent choice."