THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – Porter Airlines and New York-based JetBlue Airways are unveiling an extensive interline partnership that will lead to dozens of additional destinations being accessible to Porter passengers.
Porter and JetBlue are ideal partners based on each carrier’s customer focus and innovative product and service. Both airlines are internationally-recognized as being among the best in their respective categories. This is the first U.S. interline agreement for Porter.
“Porter’s connection with JetBlue opens up many new business and exciting leisure destinations from our convenient downtown Toronto location,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “It gives customers throughout the Porter network choice and is also the first time that we will sell interline tickets directly to our passengers.”
“We are delighted to sign this agreement with Porter Airlines and make it even easier for Canadians to experience JetBlue’s award-winning service,” said Tracy Bink, JetBlue’s director of alliances and partnerships. “With our 51 nonstop routes from Boston, Porter guests will have access to an incredibly diverse array of JetBlue destinations.”
Boston Logan International Airport serves as the connecting point for these interline flights. JetBlue is the largest airline in Boston, with about 125 daily departures. Porter flies to Boston up to eight times daily from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, providing convenient connection times throughout the day.
Flights from Toronto City Airport are available for sale immediately on www.flyporter.com. These purchases are eligible for travel as of Nov. 3. Markets on www.flyporter.com will be introduced based on the following schedule, which is subject to change:
· Oct. 7 – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
· Week of Oct. 15 – San Juan, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Richmond
· Week of Oct. 22 – Phoenix, Charleston, Philadelphia, Tampa
· Week of Oct. 29 – Up to 10 additional JetBlue continental U.S. markets via Boston
· November – Porter domestic Canada markets via Toronto City Airport, such as Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Sudbury
· 2015 – International JetBlue markets via Boston, such as Cancun, Punta Cana, St. Maarten, Grand Cayman
Sales through Global Distribution Systems start immediately for all routings. Tickets are expected to become available for purchase on www.jetblue.com in the coming weeks.
The ability to reach Toronto via Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport provides customers with one of the most convenient urban airport experiences in North America.