SOURCE: Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines Inc.

June 11, 2015 07:00 ET

Emirates and Porter Airlines Announce New Interline Agreement

Canadians Offered Daily Service From Toronto to Dubai Departing From Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 11, 2015) - Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and Porter Airlines are announcing a new interline agreement that provides Canadians greater access to Dubai and beyond with two of the world's most service-driven airlines. The agreement allows passengers the convenience to depart daily from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) on Porter, connecting in Boston (BOS) or Washington (IAD), before continuing their journey to Dubai and beyond with Emirates.

"Consistently strong flight loads out of Toronto Pearson indicate Canadians continue to enjoy Emirates' award-winning A380 product and service offering," said Emirates Country Manager for Canada, Don McWilliam. "The new agreement with Porter will offer Canadian passengers even more choice to fly Emirates by offering a daily connection with Porter from their increasingly popular downtown city airport."

"Providing access to the Emirates network via downtown Toronto opens new possibilities for Porter passengers," said Michael Deluce, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Porter Airlines. "It is also a great opportunity for those travelling from Dubai to land in the heart of Canada's largest city."

The new interline agreement between Emirates and Porter is valid for tickets issued in first class, business, economy class and group travel. Connections in Boston or Washington in one direction provide a unique opportunity for Canadians to enhance their travel with a stopover in some of America's most dynamic destinations. For more information and pricing, visit www.emirates.com. Tickets must be purchased through Emirates.

Porter offers up to eight daily roundtrip flights to Boston Logan Airport and up to four daily roundtrip flights to Washington Dulles International Airport.

About Emirates

Established in 1959, Dubai-based Emirates airline has grown to become the world's largest international airline with the largest wide-body passenger fleet on the globe. With more than 230 aircraft, Emirates currently flies to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world, and its network is expanding constantly. Over 1,500 Emirates flights depart Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.

About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated Best Small Airline in the world by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards.

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, Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Charleston, S.C. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com.

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