Porter Airlines implements revised Newark flights with FAA approval
TORONTO/July 8, 2008 – Porter Airlines is introducing improved flight times today between Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA) and Newark Liberty International Airport after discussions with the FAA. The key benefits of these changes are reducing time intervals between some later-day flights and providing an earlier arrival for the final evening flight at TCCA.
A 6:30 p.m. TCCA departure will be added to the schedule along with a 9 p.m. Newark departure. Porter currently operates six return flights every weekday on the TCCA-Newark route, plus weekend service.
"These new times match closely with our original schedule and will be familiar to Porter travellers," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "We’re regularly discussing options for adding and revising flight times with the FAA and other airlines."
Porter recently reduced its weekday service to six from seven daily flights while adding weekend capacity as part of the FAA’s efforts to minimize congestion at New York-area airports.
"By the fall, we expect to have our seventh daily Newark flight back in the schedule and based on overwhelming passenger response to date, expand frequencies to as many as 13 daily flights within the next year. It’s a step-by-step process that we’ll continue to work at with the goal of providing the best possible schedule for passengers.
"Newark bookings have been consistently strong and this momentum is continuing despite broad cutbacks at other airlines. We know there is demand for more Porter service here."
Special summer promotional fares between TCCA and Newark are currently available for $59 one-way. Applicable taxes and surcharges are additional. Other terms and conditions apply.
Porter flies from its own dedicated terminal at Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA), one of the most convenient urban airports in the world, situated just minutes from downtown. All Porter passengers enjoy a premium level of service that includes access to a modern, comfortable and stylish lounge at TCCA, complimentary onboard wine and beer, and a spacious cabin environment with leather seats and extra legroom.
About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto City Centre Airport. The airline serves Toronto, New York (Newark), Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and
Mt. Tremblant. Porter plans to fly to at least 17 short-haul Canadian and U.S. destinations. Visit www.flyporter.com <http://www.flyporter.com/> or call (416) 619-8622 or (888) 619-8622 for more information.