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Porter named Best Regional Airline in North America at 2024 Skytrax awards

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  •   06-24-2024  11:18 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Porter named Best Regional Airline in North America at 2024 Skytrax awards
Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. (Porter)
Pax Global Media

Porter Airlines was named Best Regional Airline in North America at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards, according to a press release issued by Porter on Monday (June 24). 

This category includes airlines that primarily or exclusively fly within North America. More than 100 countries participate in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to select the award winners. This year’s presentation ceremony was held in London, England.

“Porter has redefined air travel for 17 years. As our network quickly expands across North America, we are offering economy travellers an overall experience they will not find with any other carrier, like free beer and wine served in glassware, a selection of free premium snacks, high-quality fresh meal options, plus free streaming WiFi for all passengers,” said Michael Deluce, CEO, Porter Airlines. “We also understand that a quality product must be accompanied by the highest level of service and genuine hospitality. This prestigious award speaks to the unwavering commitment from our team members to provide this for all of our passengers.”

(File photo/Pax Global Media)

The award comes as Porter continues to challenge the definition of economy air travel across North America by emphasizing an elevated experience on board. 

READ MORE: Porter doubles capacity for Los Angeles & Las Vegas routes, citing strong demand

This includes a two-by-two configuration on every aircraft, no middle seats on any flight. The regional service that Porter has developed since 2006 is the foundation for this standard in a network that now stretches across North America.

Porter milestones 

In the past 18 months, the airline says it has:

  • Hired more than 2,000 new team members
  • Taken delivery of 35 new Embraer E195-E2s
  • Total fleet size of 64, including 29 Dash 8-400 aircraft
  • Announced dozens of new routes and 20 new destinations

Porter now flies as far west as Victoria and as far east as St. John’s in Canada. It is also making further headway into the U.S., currently with five destinations in Florida, as well as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Phoenix will also launch this winter.

READ MORE: Porter brings House Party to the nation's capital & reveals plans to expand to sunny destinations

"We congratulate Porter Airlines on this great achievement in being named the Best Regional Airline in North America at the 2024 Awards. This global region is a very competitive market, and Porter Airlines’ success demonstrates the success of their product that is so well supported by excellent staff service," said Edward Plaisted, CEO, Skytrax.

Skytrax introduced the category for Best Regional Airline in North America in 2014. Porter is also one of only three carriers in North America to qualify for Skytrax’s Official 4-Star Rating, recognizing airlines that deliver overall quality performance.

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