Porter Airlines will fly to Florida for the first time with the introduction of seasonal service to Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.
From December 19, 2015, to April 30, 2016, Porter will offer weekly, non-stop flights between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) and Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.
“Many Canadians want to escape during the winter season, so including Central Florida as a seasonal service makes sense for our passengers,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “We see this as a great opportunity to meet current requests that we have for Florida flights and demonstrate the demand that exists for Porter to serve the state in a more meaningful way long term. Orlando-Melbourne is a great location for accessing many iconic attractions.”
“What a spectacular feeling to bring scheduled, international service to Melbourne, Florida, via Canada’s third largest scheduled carrier,” said Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB) Executive Director Greg Donovan, AAE. “This is a winner for travellers who will seize this opportunity to connect Canada’s largest city to the best of Florida via Porter’s innovative, non-stop service. Porter Airlines is an award-winning industry leader in customer service, and is now providing immediate and convenient access to our beaches, the nation’s second-largest cruise port, resorts and all of the amenities for which Florida is so famous – and at a tremendous value to travellers. MLB is excited to open this new transportation bridge, which assures passengers a stress-free travel alternative.”
“Canada is an important market for Florida’s Space Coast,” said Eric Garvey, Executive Director of Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism. “Canadians love Florida’s sunny, tropical weather and how we always welcome them with great southern hospitality. Porter passengers will now have immediate access to Melbourne and its spacious beaches, world-famous Cocoa Beach, the cruise lines sailing out of Port Canaveral, Orlando’s theme parks and, of course, our own Kennedy Space Center.”