A win for Porter Airlines is also a win for the Deer Lake Regional Airport

    Tuesday, 25 June 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    The company was recently selected as Best Regional Airline in North America at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

    It’s a BIG win for Porter Airlines. The company was recently selected as Best Regional Airline in North America at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Over 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. Meanwhile, the head of the Deer Lake Regional Airport, Tammy Priddle, believes this is a win for everyone, especially with Porter’s new daily service to Halifax. In the past 18 months, the airline has hired more than 2,000 new team members, taken delivery of 35 new Embraer E195-E2s, and announced dozens of new routes and 20 new destinations. Porter has a total fleet size of 64, including 29 Dash 8-400 aircrafts, of which Priddle says some are used on the new Deer lake to Halifax daily route. Priddle says the passenger experience onboard Porter Airlines is…second to none with a cute mascot, “Mr. Porter who is a racoon, premium snacks, free beer and wine, as well as no middle seats on jets. Porter also offers  high-quality fresh meal options, plus free streaming WiFi for all passengers. 

     

     

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