Porter doubles Stephenville schedule to 50 flights for 2018

Porter Airlines released its 2018 schedule for Stephenville, N.L., featuring new spring and fall service. Fifty round-trip flights will operate between Halifax, beginning April 14, 2018, through January 5, 2019, with schedules varying by season. This more than doubles 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.

“On behalf of the board of directors of Stephenville Airport Corporation, we are very pleased with the announcement of Porter Airlines’ enhanced service to Stephenville and the southwestern region of Newfoundland,” said Eleanor Rose, Chair of the Board of Directors. “The new schedule is excellent news for the region, enabling passengers to focus their travel plans directly to and from Stephenville.”

“I would like to commend Porter Airlines for their vote of confidence in Stephenville Airport,” said Brenda Martin, Stephenville Airport CEO and airport manager. “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.”

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

Spring 2018
11 round-trip flights (Saturdays; April 14 – June 23)
Summer 2018
20 round-trip flights (Wednesdays and Saturdays; June 27 – September 1)
Fall 2018
12 round-trip flights (Saturdays; September 8 – November 24)
Holidays 2018
7 round-trip flights ( Wednesdays and Saturdays; December 15 – January 5)

Flights are currently available for booking on Porter’s website and through travel agents. Complete schedule information is available at www.flyporter.com.

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