Porter Airlines adds daily route from Saint John to Ottawa

For immediate release June 26, 2017

SAINT JOHN, NB – Porter Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between Saint John (YSJ) and Ottawa (YOW), continuing through to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), on September 21.

The new route will operate using a 74-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft. A detailed schedule is available at www.flyporter.com, with flights now available for booking.

YSJ President and CEO Derrick Stanford said the airport is “delighted to welcome Porter Airlines to Saint John with this new scheduled route.”

The addition of new services and carriers, like Porter Airlines, is a key plank in the Saint John Airport’s plan to encourage greater usage among area residents who may currently travel to use the services of neighbouring airports.

“The Saint John Airport serves the air travel needs of 300,000 residents, and in our ongoing efforts to provide excellent service for the present and future needs of our travellers, we are thrilled to announce the addition of Porter Airlines to our growing family of airline partners,” Stanford said. “We are doing everything we can to enhance both business and leisure passenger experience and convenience for our loyal customers, as well as visitors to our region.”

“Atlantic Canada is an important market that Porter has served since our first year in operation,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “Saint John is a welcome addition to our network and we look forward to providing travellers with Porter’s refined customer service and competitive fares.”

“We look forward to working with the team at Porter Airlines to help ensure the success of this new partnership, and to help drive the demand for this service,” Stanford added.

Porter’s home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is known for its convenience and proximity to downtown Toronto; just 2.5 km from the central business and entertainment districts. Porter provides a premium experience for all passengers, including leather seats, complimentary wine and beer onboard, and airport lounge access. Its “flying refined” philosophy has helped the airline win numerous global awards.

Learn more about the services provided by YSJ at www.saintjohnairport.com.

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About the Saint John Airport

Saint John Airport Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation serving air travel needs of 300,000 residents of southwestern New Brunswick spanning from Sussex to the Fundy Isles, and is a key element in the economic and social development of this region. The Airport’s economic impact is estimated at $68.7 million, with more than 480 jobs created directly and indirectly. All revenue of the Saint John Airport is reinvested in operations and facilities on-site.

For additional information or to coordinate an interview, please contact:

Derrick Stanford
President and CEO, Saint John Airport 506-644-8607
E-mail: dstanford@sjairport.ca 

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