Porter: “handed a monopoly position at a public facility”

By Friday, March 18, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is an excerpt from an interview of Ben Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines, by Karl Moore, a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, and published by the Financial Post. You can find the full interview at this address. http://business.financialpost.com/executive/c-suite/air-canada-boss-speaks-about-learning-from-westjet-and-fighting-porter “When it comes to Porter, I think they ...

House of Commons debate

By Thursday, March 10, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Every now and again, opposition parties in the House of Commons are given the opportunity to bring a motion of their choosing. On March 9th the Conservative Party brought forward a motion criticizing the government for blocking the jet expansion of the Island Airport. This is part of the transcript of that debate. You can find ...

CommunityAIR’s Letter to Marc Garneau

By Wednesday, February 10, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

CommunityAIR - working towards a clean, green waterfront                                               Sent by Email to marc.garneau@parl.gc.ca February 8, 2016 Hon. Marc Garneau Minister of Transport Ottawa, Ontario Dear Minister: We were surprised by a media report yesterday that you are encouraging the United States government to provide US Customs pre-clearance at Toronto’s Island Airport (sometimes referred to as BBTCA). While Porter Airlines may wish you ...

You can’t beat the people

By Monday, January 4, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 1

An online publication called, ProfitGuide.com has this to say about Porter.   Photo: Vincent Demers Aviation veteran Robert Deluce looks nothing like First Mate Gilligan, but his recent ventures on Toronto Island have proven about as successful as that beloved TV character’s bumbling attempts to get rescued. Porter Airlines, Deluce’s company, has grown from a two-turboprop, single-destination outfit to ...