TORONTO, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Porter Airlines arrived in America's capital region today with its inaugural flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport.
Already topping the polls in each of its other 18 markets, Porter's arrival in Washington is expected to be a great success. Demand for the service has increased steadily since the route was officially announced, resulting in the addition of a fourth daily roundtrip flight, available as of May 14.
The flight's arrival was met with a traditional water cannon salute, followed by a welcome reception at Dulles airport.
"Porter has been resetting expectations about what short-haul air travel can be for more than five years," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "It's about living up to our brand promise of 'flying refined,' and delivering an unparalleled level of customer service. Washington is now the latest destination to experience this first hand."
Perks of flying Porter include amenities like access to premium passenger lounges, complimentary beverages and snacks, extra leg room, and free wine and beer onboard. These benefits are available to all passengers at no added cost.
Jack Potter, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said, "Toronto is one of the largest international markets for the Washington region so we are very pleased to welcome Porter Airlines and this new Toronto connection to the nation's capital just in time for the busy international travel season."
The weekday schedule is as follows:
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* Fourth daily flight as of May 14.
The new route also provides convenient access to many other Porter destinations in Canada through an easy connection at Toronto City Airport, one of the best urban airports in the world, located minutes from downtown. Washington Dulles airport provides access to diverse travel experiences in the capital region.
About Porter Airlines
Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, and restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. An Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated second in the world in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines category, Porter is committed to providing a premium travel experience. Complimentary amenities include luxurious airport lounges, Starbucks coffee, premium snacks, and wine or beer onboard.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston (Logan), Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mont Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.
Image with caption: "Paul Robertson, Canadian Embassy; Margaret McKeough, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Robert Deluce, Porter Airlines; Secretary James Cheng, Commonwealth of Virginia; Wendell Albright, Department of State; gather to inaugurate Porter's service to Washington Dulles airport from Toronto City Airport. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120416_C5915_PHOTO_EN_12337.jpg
Image with caption: "Robert Deluce, CEO, Porter Airlines, presents Margaret McKeough with a Porter aircraft model to celebrate the airline's inaugural flight to Washington Dulles International Airport from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The airline now offers four daily flights on the route. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120416_C5915_PHOTO_EN_12336.jpg