Porter Airlines and South African Airways Announce New Interline Agreement
Travelers now able to purchase tickets and access easy connections
between 12 Porter Canadian destinations and SAA’s 44 African
destinations via Washington
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Canada-based Porter Airlines and South
African Airways (SAA) announced a new interline agreement that will
open up connection opportunities for passengers traveling between
Canada and West and Southern Africa through Porter Airlines’ Billy
Bishop Toronto City Airport hub and SAA’s Johannesburg, South Africa
hub, via Washington, DC (Dulles). The agreement took effect on Sept.
17, with tickets between the two airlines now available for purchase
through South African Airways by calling 1-800-722-9675, visiting www.flysaa.com, or calling your travel agent.
The accord between the two award-winning airlines represents a new
choice for customers, with both offering extensive route networks in
their respective regions, and onboard service that features a premium
flying experience with a host of complimentary amenities that make the
journey fly by for both business and leisure travelers. The connection
opportunities in Washington, DC (Dulles) are convenient, and travelers
who book interline tickets with SAA and Porter will be able to check
their baggage through to their final destination.
“We are continuing to grow Porter’s interline network with the addition
of South African Airways,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of
Porter Airlines. “This partnership provides improved access to unique
destinations at both ends of the globe.”
“South African Airways is pleased with this new agreement with Porter
Airlines, which enhances flight connections for travelers between
Canada and West and Southern Africa,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice
president, North America for South African Airways. “The business
opportunities between Canada and Africa are important to SAA and this
new agreement with Porter Airlines will offer new and convenient
connections for our customers.”
South African Airways offers non-stop service from Washington, DC
(Dulles) to Dakar, Senegal, with a continuation to Johannesburg, South
Africa. From Johannesburg, travelers can choose from an array of
popular business and leisure destinations served by SAA and now easily
accessible to Porter’s customers. Porter’s service between Washington,
DC (Dulles) and Toronto City Airport opens up a number of destinations
in Canada for SAA’s customers through this convenient airport located
in the heart of downtown Toronto. Customers can also access interline
routing for Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Sault
Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Windsor, St. John’s, Halifax, and Moncton within
Both South African Airways and Porter Airlines have won accolades for
the high quality of service they offer. SAA has been named Best
Airline in Africa for the 10(th) consecutive year by industry expert Skytrax(TM), while Porter boasts high
customer satisfaction in Canada. Both airlines are rated Official
4-Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax(TM), a
ranking well above the majority of airlines throughout the world.
To book reservations for service between Canada and West and Southern
Africa on Porter Airlines and South African Airways, please call
1-800-722-9675, visit www.flysaa.com, or call your travel agent.
Sample Porter Airlines (PD) / South African Airways (SA) Itinerary:
From Toronto City Airport to Dakar and Johannesburg*:
_____________________________________________________________ |Flight|Depart |Time |Arrive |Time | |______|_________________|_______|_________________|__________| |PD725 |Toronto |1:35 PM|Washington Dulles|3:00 PM | |______|_________________|_______|_________________|__________| |SA208 |Washington Dulles|5:40 PM|Dakar |6:10 AM +1| |______|_________________|_______|_________________|__________| |SA208 |Dakar |7:10 AM|Johannesburg |5:35 PM | |______|_________________|_______|_________________|__________|
From Johannesburg and Dakar to Toronto City Airport*:
_____________________________________________________________ |Flight|Depart |Time |Arrive |Time | |______|_________________|_______|_________________|__________| |SA207 |Johannesburg |5:50 PM|Dakar |12:25PM +1| |______|_________________|_______|_________________|__________| |SA207 |Dakar |2:05 AM|Washington Dulles|6:25 AM | |______|_________________|_______|_________________|__________| |PD722 |Washington Dulles|9:05 AM|Toronto |10:35 AM | |______|_________________|_______|_________________|__________|
*All times are local.
About Porter Airlines
Founded in 2006, 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 CondÃ© Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, 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. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.