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Air Canada, Porter Airlines vying for island airport

by Richa G 20. May 2013 06:25

If Air Canada has its way then passengers might just see Air Canada flights being operated out of Toronto’s island airport. Media reports recently said that Air Canada and Porter Airlines are vigorously vying with each other to get flying rights out of Toronto’s island airport.

The reports said that Toronto city council is all set to vote early this May on whether to approve a crucial study that would finally pave the way for jets of either of the airlines to fly at Toronto’s island airport. Air Canada and Porter Airlines are currently engaged in verbal duel with each other over the issue.

Air Canada is being accused by Porter Airlines President and CEO Robert Deluce of trying to protect its dominance in the Toronto market by obstructing the development of a viable alternative to its hub at Pearson, much to the chagrin of the travelers, particularly from Toronto.

Air Canada contends that that airport must be accessible by all carriers and should not be restricted to only particular type of aircrafts or airline.

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