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Porter Airlines grows Atlantic market with new service to Saint John

 

TORONTO, June 26, 2017 /CNW/ – Porter Airlines is on its way to Saint John, N.B., adding another destination to its Atlantic Canada roster.   Flights begin September 21, 2017, with daily non-stop service between Ottawa and Saint John, and continuing service on the same aircraft to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
A detailed schedule is available at www.flyporter.com, with flights now available for booking.
Atlantic Canada is an important market that Porter has served since our first year in operation,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.
Saint John is a welcome addition to our network and we look forward to providing travellers with Porter’s refined customer service and competitive fares.”   Saint John Airport welcomed the announcement as another important option for its customers.
“The Saint John Airport serves the air travel needs of 300,000 residents, and in our ongoing efforts to provide excellent service for the present and future needs of our travelers, we are thrilled to announce the addition of Porter Airlines to our growing family of airline partners,” said Saint John Airport President and CEO Derrick Stanford. “We are doing everything we can to enhance both business and leisure passenger experience and convenience for our loyal customers, as well as visitors to our region.”
“Porter Airlines’ new service to Saint John reinforces their success at YOW,” said Mark Laroche, President and CEO of theOttawa International Airport Authority.
As YOW’s third-largest carrier, this new route is a testament to Porter’s impressive ability to meet passenger demand in unserved markets.”   Porter’s home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is known for its convenience and proximity to downtown Toronto; just 2.5 km from the central business and entertainment districts.
Porter provides a premium experience for all passengers, including leather seats, complimentary wine and beer onboard, and airport lounge access. Its “flying refined” philosophy has helped the airline win numerous global awards.
The Bay of Fundy is a must-see in Saint John. Twice daily, one hundred billion tons of water pours into the bay from the Atlantic Ocean, raising the water level by four stories.    Visitors will find a combination of historic charm and lively nightlife as the downtown comes to life with galleries, theatre and street festivals.

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame recognizes Robert Deluce, Porter Airlines CEO

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame recognizes Robert Deluce, Porter Airlines CEO (CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.)

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ – Porter Airlines’ president and CEO, Robert Deluce, is being formally inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) at a ceremony to be held in Vancouver this evening.    The honour represents a continuing career that began by assisting his parents as a boy with their small hunting and fishing charter service in Northern Ontario, through to his current position at Porter.    Deluce is the airline’s founding CEO, having served in the role for more than a decade.
“Bob’s dedication to establishing Porter as a distinct and sustainable alternative for travellers required a strong vision and determination,” said Don Carty, Porter’s Chairman of the Board.    “I’ve known Bob for many years.   He is an incredibly-skilled business person and has a unique ability to relate to people of all backgrounds and experiences. His contribution to Canada’s aviation system is immense and his induction well earned.”
Deluce has held management positions at a number of airlines over the years, including White River Air Service, norOntair, Austin Airways, Air Creebec, Air Manitoba, and Canada 3000.    He is also an active pilot, accumulating more than 13,000 hours of operating time commercially and privately.
Robert joins his father, Stanley Deluce, who was inducted into the CAHF in 2007 for his own significant achievements related to establishing regional air service in numerous northern Canadian communities.
“My induction is a tremendous honour,” said Deluce.    “It represents many people, places and companies that I’ve been privileged to associate with.    Starting with my parents, eight siblings and countless mentors, colleagues and friends, I’m immensely grateful for the support that has been provided to me.
“The work we are currently doing at Porter is really just beginning. I’m very committed to working with our 1,500 team members as we grow the award-winning airline we’ve all worked very hard to establish.”
Porter also acknowledges the complete class of 2017 inductees: James Erroll Boyd, WWI pilot and co-founder of the Air Scouts of Canada; Daniel A. Sitnam, founder of Helijet International Inc. and Pacific Heliport Services and Rogers Eben Smith, NASA and NRC test pilot and RCAF pilot.   The Royal Canadian Air Force “Golden Hawks” aerobatic team received the Belt of Orion Award for Excellence.