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Porter increases Thunder Bay flights

March 8, 2011, Toronto - Porter Airlines is increasing flights to five daily roundtrips from three on its Thunder Bay-Toronto City Airport route.  The new schedule takes effect May 25, and operates year-round.


March 8, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

"Thunder Bay has been a consistently popular route and we are often at capacity on those flights," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.  "The opportunity to add service at this time speaks to the joint efforts of Porter and Thunder Bay International Airports Authority to promote air service in the region, as well as the great support we get from people looking for competitively-priced travel alternatives."

Porter began flying between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Thunder Bay in 2009, as a seasonal route.  Year-round service was added soon afterwards in response to the route's success.

Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc. president & CEO, Scott McFadden, welcomed the news of increased Porter flights, saying, "With this increase in service, Thunder Bay and the region will enjoy more high quality air service options than ever before, and our low cost, no passenger fee strategy will continue to ensure the Community enjoys the lowest possible air fares."

Highlights of the new schedule include:

5 roundtrip flights each weekday
4 roundtrip flights on Sunday
2 roundtrip flights on Saturday
Connecting flight schedules via Toronto to Porter destinations such as Montreal, Ottawa, Sudbury, New York, Boston and Chicago are also improved with this increase in frequency.

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

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is conveniently located just minutes from downtown, providing easy access to the financial and entertainment districts.