Porter Airlines is arriving at Dulles Airport on April 16, 2012. It will be the Canadian low-cost carrier’s sixth U.S. destination with up to three daily round-trip flights operating between Dulles and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
“Greater Washington is a region that our passengers have told us is their number one priority for new Porter service,” Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, stated. “We expect great interest for both business and leisure trips and look forward to bringing competition to the route.”
Porter is known for its exceptional customer service and offering a premium experience at affordable prices. Lounge access in select airports, coffee bars, wine and beer on-board, and extra legroom are just part of the experience that is complimentary for all passengers.
Jack Potter, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said, “We are looking forward to welcoming Porter Airlines to our family of airlines providing extensive international service to the Greater Washington Metropolitan Region. Porter will provide new convenient service to downtown Toronto and throughout Canada for our region. Dulles International Airport is the international gateway not only to Washington, but also to a significant part of the eastern seaboard, and this new air service from this leading Canadian business destination will be a great addition.”
Porter Airlines was founded in 2006 as a short-haul airline and serves several routes throughout Canada. In addition to Dulles, its U.S. destinations include Chicago Midway, Logan Airport in Boston, MA, Newark Airport in New Jersey, and seasonal flights to Burlington, VT, and Myrtle Beach, SC.