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Porter Adds Flights to Orlando

Orlando, Florida. Photo © dszc |

Porter Airlines is adding seasonal nonstop flights from Ottawa (YOW) and Windsor (YQG) airports to its current roster of flights to Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Orlando, Florida from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ).

The new flights out of Windsor and Ottawa will be offered from December 16, 2017 through to March 31, 2018. The Toronto service will continue to April 7, 2018.

Porter introduced the Orlando Melbourne route in 2015 and has expanded annually to meet the increase in passenger demand. “Canada is a vital tourism market to us,” said Greg Donovan, A.A.E., airport executive director. “Canadian travel to MLB is increasing as they fall in love with our destination and we are committed to provide them with the most technologically-advanced entry into the United States.”

“Porter has seen tremendous interest in Orlando-Melbourne since service launched two years ago,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “The introduction of direct, non-stop flights from Windsor and Ottawa means more travellers will experience the best that Florida has to offer with Porter’s affordable, award-winning service.”

Orlando is a top meetings industry destination. The 2.1 million-square-foot Orange County Convention Center is the second largest facility of its kind in the United States. It is complemented by 5,192 guestrooms in four adjacent hotels. Overall, Orlando-Melbourne has more than 450 hotels offering 119,000 guestrooms. Properties range from five-star to economy.

In addition, the destination is home to, or near, leading attractions such as Walt Disney World Resort and the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral.

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