Porter Airlines Is Looking To Expand...To Myrtle Beach?
We kind of knew that Porter Airlines would be eyeing new routes, but we expected that they’d be looking somewhere in the northern part of the US or elsewhere in Canada. Well we were wrong and the airline is looking to head south in search of warmer weather and Waffle House. Their shortlist for new routes now includes Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, among other destinations in the US.
Apparently there hasn’t been an official decision or announcement, but according to the head honcho at Porter, Robert Deluce, his company is in “serious discussions” with some places in the US. Besides the tourist traps of Myrtle Beach, the little airline that could also has its eyes on Washington, DC and Philadelphia. It looks like they want to expand before Air Canada Jazz restarts service on their home turf.
If all goes well, Torontonians could be headed down to beach on February 28, and tickets would be available as early as next week. The airline celebrated its third anniversary just a couple weeks ago, and if they maintain their success, it seems like we’ll be stealing a slice of their birthday cake for years to come.
· Porter Eyes New US Routes [Toronto Star]
· Officials Near on Deal for New Airline in Myrtle Beach [The Sun News]
· New Routes coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Tom Purves]