Porter to offer twice as many flights to Stephenville this year

Porter to offer twice as many flights to Stephenville this year

TORONTO — Porter Airlines is ramping up its 2018 schedule for Stephenville, Newfoundland with new spring and fall service from Halifax.

Beginning April 14, 2018 and running until Jan. 5, 2019, the airline will offer 50 roundtrip flights between the two cities, with schedules varying by season. This more than doubles its service from the previous year.

“We are ready to begin our fifth year of service in Stephenville with more flights than ever,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “This area of the province deserves more service and we believe people will respond to having options during the most popular times of year.”

Flights also connect with Ottawa and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on the same aircraft. Other destinations in the Porter network are accessible from these points.

Christmas season flights were introduced for the first time in 2017 after four years of popular summer service. The 2018 schedule is as follows:

  • Spring 2018: 11 roundtrip flights on Saturdays, from April 14-June 23
  • Summer 2018: 20 roundtrip flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from June 27-Sept. 1
  • Fall 2018: 12 roundtrip flights on Saturdays, from Sept. 8-Nov. 24
  • Holidays 2018: 7 roundtrip flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from Dec. 15-Jan. 5

Brenda Martin, Stephenville Airport CEO and airport manager commended Porter for showing confidence in Stephenville Airport: “This new initiative solidifies Porter Airlines’ presence in the region. Demonstrating a commitment to grow Stephenville Airport as an important part of their network, Porter provides travellers with outstanding customer service, competitive fares and the ability to conveniently connect onward to North American and international networks.”