SOURCE: Porter Airlines

May 29, 2015 13:14 ET

Pan Am Torch Relay Takes Off to Thunder Bay With Porter Airlines

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - On Saturday, May 30, Porter Airlines will transport the Pan Am flame from Toronto to Thunder Bay, on the first of four special charters for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay. Porter Airlines is the Official Canadian Airline of the Games and a signature supporter of the TORONTO 2015 Torch Relays.

The flame will be transported in one of two Bombardier Q400 aircraft, outfitted with a customized Pan Am graphic. The graphic showcases a collection of colourful sport pictograms, representing the Games motto, "United We Play!" Porter will deliver the flame at other key points along the Torch Relay route, including Halifax, Sarnia and Montreal.

"The torch relay connects people across the country and around the world, which is what we do every day," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "It is a special opportunity for Porter to help bring the torch and the enthusiasm of the Games to communities across Canada."

The relay begins on Saturday, May 30, in Toronto, and then flies to Thunder Bay, beginning its 41-day journey across 130 Canadian communities. Its final stop is on July 10, at the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

Porter is also joining the celebration on the ground at a number of community events along the relay route. Follow @PorterAirlines on Twitter for location details and updates.

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 Top 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., Charleston, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at

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