TORONTO — Porter Airlines has signed an interline agreement with Icelandair that gives passengers on its flights access to Europe on a single combined e-ticket, the Toronto-based airline announced Wednesday.
The agreement allows passengers can book a single combined e-ticket for Porter Airlines and Icelandair flights and check baggage through to their final destination.
"This is Porter's first interline agreement providing access to Europe,'' said Michael Deluce, Porter's chief commercial officer.
"Icelandair has numerous gateways within our network that passengers can fly from.''
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Icelandair provides service to Iceland from several North American cities and offers connections to more than 20 cities in Scandinavia, Britain and Continental Europe.
Icelandair recently expanded its seasonal service from Toronto's Pearson Airport to a year-round operation and resumed seasonal service from Halifax with up to three flights a week.
Porter is a regional airline based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
Here is Porter's press release, published Wednesday:
QUINCY, MA, and TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Icelandair and Porter Airlines have signed an interline agreement that will benefit passengers connecting between North America and more than 20 Icelandair destinations throughout Europe.
Effective immediately, passengers can book a single combined e-ticket for Porter Airlines and Icelandair flights, including the convenience of checking baggage through to the final destination. Connections from more than 10 Canadian gateways are now available between airlines in Halifax, Boston, Washington-Dulles and New York-Newark.
"Canada is a growing market for Icelandair with many exciting opportunities on the horizon. The agreement with Porter Airlines will allow us to offer our passengers even more connections and flexibility throughout Canada," said Thorsteinn Egilsson, Icelandair General Manager - The Americas.
Earlier this year, Icelandair expanded its seasonal service from Toronto-Pearson to a year-round operation with plans to increase capacity next summer. Icelandair also resumed seasonal service from Halifax with up to three flights a week.
"This is Porter's first interline agreement providing access to Europe," said Michael Deluce, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Porter Airlines. "Icelandair has numerous gateways within our network that passengers can fly from."
Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland since 1937, offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, Denver and Toronto with seasonal service from Newark, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax, and Anchorage. Connections through Icelandair's hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
Additional information about Icelandair's fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.com or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.
Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with 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® by Skytrax, and rated second in the world in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines category.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto-City, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York-Newark, Chicago-Midway, Boston, Washington-Dulles, and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt.