Canadian carrier Porter Airlines launches VIPorter frequent flier
Porter Airlines, a new market entrant which operates flights
to the US from Central Canada is launching a frequent flyer programme to step up its battle against Air Canada and WestJet Airlines in the region. Porter has made in impact with low fair flights from Toronto to New York.
The airline says the programme is intended to be simple and offers a free trip “after as few as five one-way flights.”
Seats are allocated for redemption up to a total of 10% system capacity. Redeemed flights include complimentary seat selection and convenient change options.
Don Carty, chairman of Porter Airlines, commented: “’Porter’s approach to our frequent flyer program, much like our daily service offering, will be a breath of fresh air in an industry bogged down in overly complicated reward and redemption systems.”
After earning 7,500 points, passengers may redeem their points for a complimentary one-way flight anywhere the airline flies.
Porter started 18 months ago and says it plans to fly to at least 17 short-haul Canadian and US destinations.