Porter Airlines Today
Porter Airlines is a regional airline based Billy Bishop, the City Airport in Toronto for the Toronto Islands Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Porter regularly operate flights between Toronto and places in Canada and the United States using a Canadian built Bombardier Dash 8 Q-400 turboprop.
Porter Airlines History
Porter’s operation was launched in Toronto in 2006, after some controversy. Designs to bridge the airport island to the main city were canceled in 2003, leading to lawsuits between the city of Toronto and the airline. The airline eventually bought entire island and the airport terminal and expelled Air Canada Jazz from the airport because they where rivals. Even with the opposition Porter Airlines have grown there activities since 2006, adding to there serviced destinations and to there aircraft fleet. Porter opened a bigger new passenger terminal at the island in March 2010. Porter is also the only Canadian airline company with a Skytrax 4-star rating.
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Porter Airlines Fleet
Originally, Porter Airlines had ordered ten 70-seated Canadian made Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprops, with ten others as options, the order had a cost estimated by Porter Airlines to be over $500 million. In June 2009, Porter Airlines used the option of the 19th and 20th Dash 8s.
|Aircraft Name||Number In Fleet||On Order||Options|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q400||18||–||–|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen||6||2||4|