Porter Airlines lands at YSJ

For immediate release
September 18, 2017

Saint John – Join us in welcoming the inaugural Porter Airlines’ flight from Ottawa (YOW) to the Saint John Airport (YSJ) on Thursday, September 21.

This flight marks the start of a new daily non-stop service between Saint John, N.B. and Ottawa, Ontario. Service continues on the same aircraft to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ).

What: Special event to welcome Porter Airlines’ inaugural flight to YSJ, including a traditional water salute.
Who: Porter Airlines Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Paul Moreira, YSJ President and CEO Derrick Stanford and local dignitaries will be in attendance.
When: Thursday, September 21, 2017
  1:30 PM – Media arrival and registration
  1:40 PM – Media security screening (similar to standard flight boarding)
  2:10 PM – Media taxi to runway for photo opportunity setup
  2:25 PM – Aircraft arrival / water salute
  2:30 PM – Photos of arrival
  2:45 PM – Special event ceremony begins, including speeches, photo opportunities and media interviews
Where: Saint John Airport, 4180 Loch Lomond Road, Saint John, NB


About Porter Airlines:

Porter’s home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is known for its convenience and proximity to downtown Toronto; just 2.5 km from the central business and entertainment districts. Porter provides a premium experience for all passengers, including leather seats, complimentary wine and beer onboard, and airport lounge access. Its “flying refined” philosophy has helped the airline win numerous global awards.

RSVP: This special event has limited access due to security restrictions. Media wishing to participate in the runway photo opportunity must RSVP with name, outlet and title by September 20 at noon to barb@revolutionstrategy.com.  Media must show valid government-issued photo identification and undergo Canadian Air Transport Security Authority security screening. Media who have not received a confirmation of their RSVP by September 21 will not be able to attend the runway photo opportunity. For security reasons, photographers and camera operators will travel in a group.

Parking: Please note that the short-term parking (in front of the airport) will be under renovations on September 21. Therefore, members of the media are encouraged to park in the first lot on the left, coming into the airport. Parking costs $2.50 per hour.

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