Stephenville airport lands Porter Airlines

Frank Gale
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Porter Airlines is introducing seasonal service between Stephenville and Halifax from June 28 to Aug. 31 operating one weekly round-trip flight.

That flight will take place on Saturday departing from Halifax at 4:55 p.m. and landing at 6:35 p.m. in Stephenville. A return flight departs Stephenville on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and arrives in Halifax at 10:25 a.m. local time.

“We are extremely excited to announce this partnership with Porter Airlines to service travelers in Western and Southwestern Newfoundland,” Brenda Martin, Stephenville airport manager, said.

She said the people of Bay St. George have been asking and dreaming of Porter Airlines and now they have the opportunity to support Porter at Stephenville airport.

The airline will be offering introductory one-way fares beginning at $163, including all fees and taxes. Flights are now available for booking at Connections to other Porter Airlines destinations are available.

Organizations: Porter Airlines

Geographic location: Stephenville, Halifax, Western

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  • Ken
    April 24, 2014 - 22:49

    contracting out services no lets get well trained baggage handlers like they have in Toronto

  • Wade Gabriel
    April 24, 2014 - 15:51

    I'm so looking forward to flying into Stephenville on Porter Airlines this summer. Several years of hard work by many people have finally paid off. For those posters who wanted Porter Airlines to choose Deer Lake I ask the following question. Why would an airline choose Deer Lake and compete with two additional airlines when they can service Stephenville and have a monopoly of the more than 10,000 Facebook supporters campaigning for Porter to service the Stephenville Airport? I'm confident this connection will prove extremely successful.

  • Jasen
    April 24, 2014 - 15:38

    It's great to see that Porter jumped on the huge market in Bay St. George and South Western Newfoundland, they will need to expand the service and and more flights, because we have a huge workforce commuting out west every week, plus all the family located throughtout Eastern Canada who would like to travel back and forth. Our market has not been served since all our flights were stolen back in the day. This is a great start.

  • Chantal
    April 24, 2014 - 12:57

    Now if they could fly between Stephenville and St. John's...

  • Llew
    April 24, 2014 - 07:54

    Good to see someone besides those crooks in Deer Lake offering flights!

  • Jack
    April 24, 2014 - 06:32

    Since Deer Lake Regional Airport is more commonly used than the Stephenville International Airport, I believe that Porter Airlines made a big mistake in having flights to Stephenville. While landing fees in Deer Lake are more expensive than Stephenville, Porter will still earn more money due to higher traffic, strategic location, and proximity to the TCH Corridor. The other concern with Porter Airlines is they will continue to treat Newfoundlanders unfairly as they will contract out their services to private companies like they did in St. John's and not provide service directly. In short, bad move Porter.

  • Tony Young
    April 23, 2014 - 21:35

    Looking forward to the growth ahead for Stephenville airport. Finally a reliable airline willing to take on some of the market that has had no choice but one airport for far too long. I expect this service will expand and grow out of Stephenville and finally end the constant growth at Deer Lake. Stimulation that will result of this new service will only benefit ALL of western NL aviation. Porter is a growing airline and no other airline could be a better fit for the Stephenville International Airport.

  • george p b
    April 23, 2014 - 19:38

    with one-way fares beginning at $163, which includes fees and taxes, porter will fill every seat on every flight...

  • Regina Penton
    April 23, 2014 - 16:13

    I don't know how many people were hoping that Porter Airlines would serve Deer Lake but there is a facebook page with over 10,000 members begging for service out of the Stephenville Airport. I am certain that Porter Airlines will quickly see they made the right decision to add Stephenville, NL to their destinations and very soon will have to add extra flights to keep up with the demand.

  • Trevor
    April 23, 2014 - 15:37

    Considering the amount of traffic going through Deer Lake from the Bay St. George area, introducing service in Stephenville is a no brainer. What better way to undercut the competition (Air Canada/WestJet) than by offering a more convenient service? If we can get Route 460 realingment to take place, Stephenville will be no further from Corner Brook than Deer Lake, plus the highway will lead right to the airport. Great news!

  • Zippy
    April 23, 2014 - 11:28

    Kudos to Stephenville Airport for landing Porter Airlines. However many people were hoping Deer Lake Airport would land Porter Airlines - to continue its growth. Hopefully Porter Airlines sees their mistake and starts flying out of Deer Lake airport in the fall.

    • edward fost
      April 24, 2014 - 16:42

      Zippy you must be from Deer Lake !!

    • MD L
      April 26, 2014 - 12:44

      Deer Lake already has monopolized West Jet and Air Canada; and now some of you want Porter Air as well?! It was no mistake, the entire point of getting Porter was to provide service in Stephenville, for those who hate flying out of a remote clearing in the forest, and driving for hours, along a dangerous highway to use Deer Lake Airport. Stephenville has a convenient, superior runway, and now a whole lot of people in South Western Nfld. happy to book with Porter!