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Porter Airlines and Billy Bishop Airport named among world’s best

Toronto landmarks placed high in readers’ choice survey by Conde Nast Traveler

A Porter Airline flight lands at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport on Sept. 2, 2015.

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A Porter Airline flight lands at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport on Sept. 2, 2015.

Porter Airlines, and its home-base Billy Bishop Airport, have earned high praise in a reader survey by Conde Nast Traveler.

The publishing giant’s 29th annual readers’ choice awards placed Billy Bishop fourth overall among international airports, while Porter placed ninth among international airlines.

Toronto placed 37th among readers’ favourite cities.

“Canadian upstart Porter Airlines has won the loyalty of stateside customers with its frequent and reliable turboprop flights to destinations ranging from Newark and Boston to Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,” writes Conde Nast.

“Readers appreciate the airline’s customer-friendly touches, like free Wi-Fi and refreshments; a complimentary glass of wine is served, even on short flights.”

In a written statement, Porter CEO and president Robert Deluce attributed his airline’s success to his staff.

“Our team is the main reason we have been able to sustain this level of service year after year,” he said. “This year is especially memorable with our home base, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, voted as the fourth best international airport. This goes to show that when you fly Porter, you’re getting world-class service every step of the way.”

Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 awards were based on votes from 300,000 readers, ranking the world’s best cities, islands, hotels, airlines, airports and cruises.

Full lists of award winners will be published in Conde Nast Traveler’s November print issue, and many of the lists are already posted online.


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