Porter Airlines’ first flight to Fredericton has arrived, highlighting the airline’s continuing intention to expand its presence in New Brunswick. Flights are operating daily from Ottawa, and continue to downtown Toronto – with connections to other Porter cities also available from both locations.
Arriving passengers were greeted in Fredericton by a welcome party that included a bagpiper, Garrison District guards, music and maritime cuisine, with politicians and community leaders participating in arrival ceremonies alongside hundreds of locals at the scene.
“The enthusiastic welcome for our inaugural flight is something that we want to build on to ensure Porter has a long, successful presence in Fredericton,” commented Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, who arrived on the flight.
“We believe that the desire for competition and lower prices will encourage more people to fly and consider Porter.”
Johanne Gallant, president and CEO of Fredericton International Airport Authority, said that the news was a considerable fillip for the city. “We’re thrilled to come together with our entire community in welcoming Porter to Fredericton,” she commented.
“Our businesses and residents and excited to have this new option for accessing key markets and leisure travel. Porter’s arrival is great news for New Brunswick’s Capital Region.”
Next up in New Brunswick for Porter is its debut flight to Saint John, which takes off on Sept. 21.