Porter Airlines is a regional airline that is headquartered at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on in Ontario, Canada. It is owned by means of Porter Aviation Holdings, previously acknowledged as REGCO Holdings Inc., Porter operates in many instances scheduled flights between Toronto and places in Canada and the United States the use of Canadian-built Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft.
In Toronto, Porter affords a bus shuttle from the downtown Royal York Hotel to the airport ferry dock and tunnel entrance. The four buses (mix of Blue Bird Corporation Ultra LF and New Flyer Industries D40LF) are operated by way of Pacific Western Transportation. The shuttle carrier had moved to the Royal York from its authentic place at 20 York Street, subsequent to Union Station, in March 2008, when metropolis development for the Simcoe Street Tunnel blocked access. Porter deliberate to return to the location, however in September 2009, Porter used to be evicted from the 20 York Street building due to non-payment of rent.
Porter used to furnish complimentary snacks and drinks at their lounges at Toronto’s Billy Bishop, Ottawa International and Newark Liberty Airport, however have considering discontinued this, due to the fact promoting the terminal constructing in Toronto to Nieuport Aviation, who opted to encompass greater regular restaurant offerings. They have on the grounds that additionally closed their Newark lounge. Porter nonetheless does, however, proceed to supply complimentary snacks and beverages, which include alcohol, on board their aircraft. Porter Airlines gives a established flyer rewards software referred to as ‘VIPorter’, whereby factors can be redeemed for free flights.
On August 3, 2018 the airline introduced a deal to have VIPorter changed by means of Aeroplan as the company’s loyalty program. However, following Air Canada’s reacquisition of Aeroplan, this deal was once terminated.