SOURCE: Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines Inc.

March 10, 2016 13:19 ET

Porter Airlines Supports U.S. Customs Preclearance at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 10, 2016) - Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, released the following statement supporting today's announcement by the Canadian and U.S. governments that Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is a priority location for U.S. Customs Preclearance:

"Porter has supported U.S. Customs Preclearance at Billy Bishop Airport for some time. As the sixth-busiest airport in Canada for U.S. departures, this service will benefit more than 400,000 Porter passengers travelling to the U.S. each year through Billy Bishop.

"Porter can better serve our existing U.S. destinations, enhance interline partnerships, and consider new destinations that do not have inbound customs facilities.

"Billy Bishop is a logical addition to the existing U.S. Customs Preclearance program. Canadian and American officials worked hard to finalize this agreement. We thank both governments for making it a priority."

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., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com.

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