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On 9/25/2021 at 8:07 AM, rudder said:

My guess is that Jazz will be a significant source of experienced E-jet pilots.

I have a hard time believing that.  I don’t know the pay structure at either airline, but i just can’t see guys jumping ship, unless it’s FOs taking the left seat over there  


Time will tell I guess….


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Porter Airlines turns 15 Français


Porter Airlines 

Oct 22, 2021, 10:00 ET

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2021 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, October 23, marks 15 years since Porter Airlines first introduced its refined flying experience to all travellers.

Headquartered at Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto, Porter emphasizes speed, convenience and service, including complimentary wine and beer served in glassware for all passengers. Porter has elevated the flying experience, appealing to business and leisure flyers alike, while providing competitive and affordable travel options.

October 23 marks 15 years since Porter Airlines first introduced its refined flying experience to all travellers. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)
October 23 marks 15 years since Porter Airlines first introduced its refined flying experience to all travellers. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)

In 2020, Porter temporarily suspended operations due to COVID-19 and resumed flights on September 8, 2021. Now flying to all of its year-round destinations, Porter is focused on restoring the airline's high-frequency service as the industry continues to recover. Today, approximately 88% of team members have been recalled to work.

"The pandemic reminds us of Porter's entrepreneurial beginnings 15 years ago and the challenges associated with building a brand from scratch," said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. "The difference today is that we have a loyal customer base and an experienced team. It will take time to get back to where we were two years ago, but we're ready to do this work. I want to recognize our entire team for persevering through the most difficult of circumstances, while contributing to a culture that values respect, passion and innovation. This is the strong foundation we will build on as Porter comes back better than ever."

In July, Porter announced it is extending its award-winning service to destinations throughout North America with the introduction of up to 80 state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient Embraer E195-E2 aircraft into its fleet. The planes have transcontinental range and will enter into service starting in the second half of 2022, focusing on introducing routes from Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto Pearson International Airport. This investment enhances competition, elevates passenger service levels and creates as many as 6,000 new jobs based on 80 aircraft deliveries.

Porter will also continue serving a network of regional markets from its existing hub at Billy Bishop Airport.

More information on Porter and its growth plan is available at www.flyporter.com.

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On 10/22/2021 at 8:13 PM, spreadsheet said:

Can you really say you turned 15 if you abandon operations for more than a year?

They still had maintenance tasks on the Airplanes didn't they.  Crew had to train and and remain qualified didn't they? 

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Porter Airlines launches new travel insurance partnership with Allianz Global Assistance


TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2021 /CNW/ – Porter Airlines has partnered with Allianz Global Assistance as its new travel insurance provider, offering a variety of insurance products and options for customers.

“We’re giving Porter customers more insurance options, so they can feel comfortable and prepared for their unique travel needs,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “Porter and Allianz are prepared to provide quality customer support for those looking to add these policies to their purchases.”

Porter Airlines launches new travel insurance partnership with Allianz Global Assistance (CNW Group/Porter Airlines) Porter Airlines launches new travel insurance partnership with Allianz Global Assistance (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)

The new travel insurance plans can be included at the time of booking flights or Porter Escape vacation packages. Available plans may also be purchased after booking, through the Porter website or the Allianz call centre.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Porter Airlines and offer their customers additional peace of mind before and after take-off,” said Lisa Callaghan, chief product & underwriting officer, Allianz Global Assistance. “We’re here to help Porter customers secure the right protection, through the right products, for their individual needs.”

The new partnership offers three categories of products: Trip Cancellation Insurance, Emergency Travel Medical Insurance and All-Inclusive Insurance. Porter customers have access to Allianz emergency assistance, claims expertise and inquiry support through their pre-trip planning. 

The new products are accessible to customers online at www.flyporter.com and through the Allianz call centre.

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines provides a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Muskoka, Ont., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Stephenville, N.L.

Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

About Allianz Global Assistance (Canada)

For over 30 years, Allianz Global Assistance has supported travelling Canadians and visitors when they need it most with value-added travel insurance and assistance services. We bring our passion for assisting people to life every day through our partnerships with some of the best-known brands in the travel and financial services markets. We also serve as an outsource provider for in-bound call centre services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers and credit card companies. Allianz Global Assistance is a specialist brand of Allianz Partners and is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. For more information, visit the Allianz Global Assistance Canada website.

Travel insurance is underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company, a member of

The Co-operators group of companies and administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc.



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