Quebec City, September 24, 2009 – The good news just keeps on coming at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, where Porter Airlines has announced it will add flights to better meet the needs of local travelers and business people. Starting November 26, the carrier will build on the success it enjoyed over the past two summer seasons by offering three daily flights year round to downtown Toronto.
“Once again our efforts to attract new business and showcase our ‘passenger first’ vision have paid off. Porter Airlines’ renewed vote of confidence is a sign of our terminal’s excitement and appeal. The fully revamped facility is now a driving force in economic development. It offers more capacity and better service, and as Porter Airlines’ announcement demonstrates, it is attracting and keeping carriers, to the direct benefit of our passengers,” said president and COO Pascal Bélanger.
Porter Airlines is famous for its quality service. Its three new daily flights will provide a direct link to downtown Toronto aboard aircraft noted for their particularly high standards of comfort and their low fuel consumption and emissions. “We are very glad to see Porter Airlines consolidate its presence in Quebec City. Its new year-round service to the city fits with our goals of pursuing growth, facilitating access to the region, spurring local economic development, and of course offering our passengers another reason to fly out of Quebec City,” added Mr. Bélanger.
Since November 1, 2000, Aéroport de Québec inc. has been responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and development of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Some dozen carriers offer service to North American, South American, and European destinations, including more than 50 direct, nonstop daily flights to major hubs in eastern Canada and the United States, including Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago, and over 30 international charter flights to Paris and Nantes as well as holiday destinations in the south.