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Porter Airlines launches new Washington route

Porter Airlines arrived in America’s capital region with its inaugural flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport.

Already topping the polls in each of its other 18 markets, Porter’s arrival in Washington is expected to be a great success. Demand for the service has increased steadily since the route was officially announced, resulting in the addition of a fourth daily round-trip flight, available as of May 14.

Porter Airlines launches new Washington route
Porter Airlines launches new Washington route

The flight’s arrival was met with a traditional water cannon salute, followed by a welcome reception at Dullesairport.

“Porter has been resetting expectations about what short-haul air travel can be for more than five years,” saidRobert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.

“It’s about living up to our brand promise of ‘flying refined,’ and delivering an unparalleled level of customer service. Washington is now the latest destination to experience this first hand.”

Perks of flying Porter include amenities like access to premium passenger lounges, complimentary beverages and snacks, extra leg room, and free wine and beer onboard. These benefits are available to all passengers at no added cost.

Jack Potter, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said, “Toronto is one of the largest international markets for the Washington region so we are very pleased to welcome Porter Airlines and this new Toronto connection to the nation’s capital just in time for the busy international travel season.”

The weekday schedule is as follows:

Toronto City    Washington Dulles
departure times   departure times
0700 0920
1120* 1345*
1355 1630
1815 2035


* Fourth daily flight as of May 14.

The new route also provides convenient access to many other Porter destinations in Canada through an easy connection at Toronto City Airport, one of the best urban airports in the world, located minutes from downtown. Washington Dulles airport provides access to diverse travel experiences in the capital region.

Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, and restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. An Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated second in the world in Condé Nast Traveler‘s Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines category, Porter is committed to providing a premium travel experience. Complimentary amenities include luxurious airport lounges, Starbucks coffee, premium snacks, and wine or beer onboard.

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(Logan), Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mont Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, and Burlington.


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