SOURCE: Porter Airlines

February 19, 2015 07:00 ET

Porter Airlines Increases Flights for Stephenville This Summer

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 19, 2015) - Porter Airlines is adding a second weekly flight to Stephenville, NL, this summer, as it seeks to improve travel options for southwestern and western Newfoundland. Increased service begins June 20, 2015, connecting non-stop to Halifax.

"The Stephenville route was very popular last year, so this schedule enhancement will meet growing customer demand," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "There is now increased flexibility and convenience for travellers to go along with the premium service Porter is known for."

Stephenville Mayor Tom O'Brien said, "Porter Airlines returning with an enhanced schedule is great news for our airport and travellers from and to the southwestern and western regions of our province. Travellers loved the Porter service last year and have been asking if there would be a repeat this year. I am confident the residents will be very pleased with, and will support, Porter Airlines with their enhanced schedule."

Eleanor Rose, Chair, Board of Directors, Stephenville Airport said, "On behalf of the Stephenville Airport Corporation Board of Directors, the team is excited to welcome Porter Airlines' enhanced service for our citizens. The market has proven its full performance potential."

"We are very pleased with this announcement today," said Brenda Martin, CEO and Airport Manager of Stephenville Airport. "This marks the successful execution of the next step in our strategic plan. We are very proud to build on the momentum of last season's success. Expanding Porter Airlines' twice-weekly service to and from Stephenville, connecting with cities on the mainland, presents more options for both the leisure and corporate traveller."

From June 20, to Sept. 6, Porter will offer two weekly flights departing Halifax on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Return flights depart Stephenville the following day on Sundays and Thursdays. Continuing service on the same aircraft to Ottawa and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is also available.

Flight bookings, along with detailed schedule information, are available at www.flyporter.com. One-way fares start at $154. For more information on Porter destinations, follow us on Twitter @PorterAirlines.

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 Stephenville, N.L., Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Charleston, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com

Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.

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Contact Information

  • Media contact:

    Brad Cicero
    Porter Airlines
    (416) 619-8593