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Porter VIPorter program to match WestJet loyalty status

  • Air
  •   04-17-2023  11:23 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Porter VIPorter program to match WestJet loyalty status
On board Porter's new Embraer E195. (Pax Global Media)
Pax Global Media

Porter Airlines is extending a special offer to all frequent WestJet travellers that provides immediate access to its VIPorter loyalty program Avid Traveller membership.

VIPorter Avid Travellers receive perks including faster points accumulation, dedicated airport services, complimentary seat assignments, PorterClassic Stretch seats with more legroom, checked baggage travel flexibility and confirmed PorterReserve upgrade certificates.

The Avid Traveller level granted will be based on the current WestJet rewards level, Porter said in a press release on Monday (April 17).

Travellers interested in matching their status will receive a trial VIPorter Avid Traveller membership for 120 days with the ability to maintain that level through December 31, 2024, based on achieving a reduced qualifying spend threshold. 

Every dollar spent on Porter, excluding taxes and fees, is applied to the spend goal.

  • VIPorter Venture - earn $750 in qualifying spend
  • VIPorter Ascent - earn $1,500 in qualifying spend
  • VIPorter First - earn $2,500 in qualifying spend

The offer expires on May 31. Details on how to participate are available here.

“This offer is especially appealing to loyal WestJet customers throughout Eastern Canada who either no longer have access to flights or have greatly reduced flight options in their communities. Porter has an extensive and expanding Eastern Canada network with a high-frequency schedule on many routes. We’re growing our service across Canada and North America, and only Porter provides every passenger an elevated economy experience,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “Other airline programs make earning points and redeeming benefits overly complex. VIPorter members earn 100% of their points on all Porter fares, including Basic, the lowest fare option. Travellers earn valuable benefits with fewer flights and less annual spend than with any other Canadian airline.”

Expansion underway

Porter is on a runway to expanding its service in Eastern Canada cities - Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax - and will eventually connect across the continent to the west coast, southern U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.

The airline has added a number of new routes this year, from Charlottetown in the east to Vancouver in the west, with more to come.

The new Porter experience promises an elevated economy for everyone, with free beer and wine in glassware, premium snacks for all passengers, and high-speed WiFi and in-flight entertainment on its new E195-E2 fleet. 

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