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A Porter Airlines Q400 taking off. (Photo: BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada (Monday evening departure) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Porter Airlines Announces Seasonal Service to Myrtle Beach

Porter Airlines, the Canadian regional carrier based out of Toronto, has announced that it will begin seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, S.C. this March.

Starting on March 4, 2020, Porter will begin flights between Toronto and Myrtle Beach. The flights originate from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which is located on an island in Toronto Harbor. Porter has maintained its headquarters there since launching back in 2006.

Porter’s flights between Toronto and Myrtle Beach will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Currently, the seasonal service is scheduled to continue until May 17, 2020. According to Porter, their seasonal service between Toronto and Myrtle Beach is the only non-stop service between those destinations offered in Canada.

Flights will be operated using the De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprop, the only aircraft type Porter maintains in its fleet. With a maximum cruise speed of 360 knots, passengers can expect the approximately 600 nautical mile trip between Toronto and Myrtle Beach to be roughly 2 – 2.5 hours in the Dash 8-400.

While some may argue that a jet-powered aircraft would be preferred for a trip of that length, the Dash 8-400 is actually well suited for it. The Dash 8-400 includes features such as an active noise and vibration suppression system designed to make the ride quieter and more comfortable for passengers.

The journey between Toronto and Myrtle Beach should give passengers ample time to enjoy the amenities offered by Porter. In-flight amenities offered by the carrier include free beer, wine, and snacks during the flight and seats with 32″ of pitch, above the usual 30″ – 31″ found on most carriers.

In addition to the upcoming service to Myrtle Beach, Porter offers service to several other destinations in the United States including Boston, New York, and Chicago. Porter also offers service to 17 destinations in Canada.

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  • Jordan joined the AG team in 2018 after attending AAviationDay in Philadelphia. He is actively pursuing his private pilot certificate and has been an aviation enthusiast since childhood. An attorney by trade, Jordan jokingly refers to himself as a “recovering litigator” and now focuses on subcontracts management. Jordan focuses his writing on innovations in commercial aviation, aviation history, and other interesting topics he feels are worthy of discussion in the community.

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