Thursday, October 20, 2016


By Eva Fydrych

Flying with Porter Airlines
Toronto - Halifax - Toronto

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine and courtesy of Porter Airlines

Thanks to Porter Airlines, Canadian airline based at the Toronto Island Airport, flying is fun and glamorous again! Imagine quick, reliable and easy airport access, hassle-free check-in, complimentary lounge with fast Wi-Fi, drinks and snacks, lots of legroom on the plane, and much more.

A Bit of History

Porter Airlines started operating in 2006 offering passengers a convenient alternative to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). 

The official opening of the pedestrian tunnel at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (commonly known as the Toronto Island Airport) in July 2015, made it one of the most convenient urban airports in the world. In fact it is only around 2.4 miles or 4 kilometers from the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre.

Free airport shuttle (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Downtown Toronto (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

The underground tunnel, which runs 10 metres under water, is free to use and includes a combination of elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks to move people end-to-end within six minutes.

Another way to reach the airport, located on Toronto Island, is the ferry service (free!) that travels back and forth to the mainland every 15 minutes. It takes just a couple of minutes to cross and allows you to enjoy the stunning view of downtown Toronto.

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

10 Reasons To Fly With Porter Airlines

  • Convenient downtown Toronto location; reaching Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is super fast and super easy.
  • Frequent shuttle bus service with free Wi-Fi.
  • Quick and hassle-free airport check-in.
  • Complimentary amenities including lounge access where you can sit back and relax before your flight, use high-speed Wi-Fi, or have a cup of tea/coffee.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Spacious seating for all passengers.
  • Complimentary beer, wine and snacks (homemade cookies!) on all flights.
  • Interesting re:porter inflight magazine.
  • Frequent flights to popular Canadian and U.S. destinations. See all Fly Porter destinations here.

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Boarding an early morning flight to Halifax (Dress by bYSI; Jacket by Bershka; Bag by Express)


Porter uses Canadian-built Bombardier Dash-8 Q 400 turboprop aircraft.

For the third consecutive year, Porter Airlines was chosen as Best Regional Airline in North America at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Porter was also voted one of the top 10 international airlines by Travel + Leisure’s World Best Awards.

In October 2016, Porter was recognised as a top 10 international airline by Condé Nast Traveler. “This award comes just ahead of our 10th birthday, and we remain as committed to providing passengers with the key benefits they love about Porter as we were 10 years ago,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. 

The airline's mascot is a stylised raccoon named "Mr. Porter" (see below) and the design of trendy staff uniforms is based on 1960s standards of airline fashion.

Porter Airlines will be flying to the winter wonderland of Vermont beginning December 22. Flights operate twice weekly from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Burlington International Airport until March 28. Read more about this seasonal route here.

Photo courtesy of Porter Airlines

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Starbucks coffee :)

Visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia

Discovering shopping scene in Halifax. Read more here!

Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

"Porter Airlines has revolutionised short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel." -

Enjoy your Flight!

Video courtesy of Porter Airlines (Click to enlarge)

Visit or call (888) 619-8622 for more information

Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at

*Special thank you to Porter Airlines for organising our flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in June 2016.


  1. I agree with you. Porter Airlines is awesome. I flew it recently from Ottawa to Toronto and loved the ease of service and arriving in downtown Toronto, as that was my ultimate destination, rather than having to take the long and expensive cab ride downtown if flying via another airline that uses Pearson airport.


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