SOURCE: Porter Airlines

September 12, 2016 09:57 ET

Porter Airlines Returns to Orlando-Melbourne With Increased Service

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - Porter Airlines returns to sunny Orlando-Melbourne, Florida with an enhanced schedule for the second year of service. Flights will increase by almost 50 per cent over last year, with more flights during peak travel periods including Christmas, New Years, and March Break.

From December 10, 2016, to April 15, 2017, Porter will offer non-stop flights between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) and Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB). Flights increase to two-times weekly between February 15, to March 22, with a new midweek departure, as well as two flights on Saturdays during March Break. Introductory prices start at $455 Cdn for a round-trip.

"After the success of our first season, travellers have proven there is a demand to serve Orlando-Melbourne," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "The enhanced schedule will provide flexibility and convenience when planning a trip south of the border."

Porter offers service from BBTCA, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

The airline is known for providing a premium passenger experience, including leather seats, complimentary wine and beer onboard, and airport lounge access. Its 'flying refined' approach has been recognized by Skytrax World Airline Awards as the Best Regional Airline in North America consecutively for the last three years.

"We are excited to begin a second season with Porter Airlines, building a terrific partnership with the airline known for distinctive service. Together, Orlando Melbourne International Airport and Porter Airlines are meeting the demand for nonstop service with Toronto with a mid-week frequency," said Greg Donovan, Executive Director of Orlando Melbourne International Airport.

Orlando-Melbourne is an ideal Sunshine State destination, located less than 10 minutes from the beach, 20 minutes from Port Canaveral, and 30 minutes from Kennedy Space Center. Orlando's major attractions, including theme parks, are accessible within an hour's drive.

Porter Escapes offers a range of packages including flights, hotels and attractions in Orlando-Melbourne and the surrounding area. Florida Everglades, LEGOLAND and the Orlando Explorer Pass are just some of the attractions available to complete the package. Detailed package information is available at www.porterescapes.com.

The complete flight schedule is available on www.flyporter.com. Connections for Montreal, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins and Windsor are also available.

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® and also rated as Best Regional Airline in North America by Skytrax.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles), Pittsburgh and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Stephenville, N.L., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla. 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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