Porter Airlines is introducing a basic fare class on select flights, and the new price is applicable to three Northern Ontario destinations.
The new fare will take effect on flights booked at least 21 days prior to departure to Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins and Windsor.
Key features of the Basic fare are:
- lowest price;
- itinerary changes and cancellations are not permitted. No refunds or credits are issued;
- online check-in is permitted. Boarding passes must be retrieved at the airport check-in counter;
- one personal item, such as a small purse or briefcase, is permitted onboard. All other bags must be checked for a fee; and
- all service options, such as checked luggage and advance seat selection, are available for additional fees.
“This product appeals to the most price-conscious traveller,” said Michael Deluce, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer at Porter Airlines, in a July 11 news release.
“The basic fare will attract new customers who are looking for the lowest price. Like all Porter fares, it includes our award winning Flying Refined service.”
The introduction of the new basic fare now means that four fare classes are available to travellers: freedom (all optional services included), flexible (some optional services included), standard (discounted fare with optional services for a fee), and basic (lowest fare for definite travel plans with some optional services available for a fee).
Porter Airlines was founded in 2006 by Robert Deluce, who started out as a bush pilot in his family’s White River Air Service in the late 1960s.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Stephenville, N.L., 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., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla.