Porter Airlines’ service from Toronto City was welcomed to the US capital’s Dulles Airport. Posing for the camera were Paul Robertson, Economic Minister, Canadian Embassy; Margaret McKeough, EVP and COO Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Robert Deluce, President and CEO, Porter Airlines; James S. Cheng, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, State of Virginia; and Wendell Albright, Director of the Office of Aviation Negotiations, Department of State. Deluce then urged passengers to join the ‘Porter Party’.
- Porter Airlines, the airline analysed this week, expanded its network to the United States out of its Toronto City (YTZ) base. As of 16 April, the airline operates its Q400s 18 times weekly to Washington Dulles, DC (IAD). Indirect competition at Toronto Pearson comes from United’s 39 weekly flights as well as Air Canada’s 35 flights a week between Toronto Pearson and Washington National. 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.”