by Craig Altschul

Toronto-based Porter Airlines has expanded its East Coast winter flights to include Burlington International Airport from the new $50 million Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. “Burlington, Vermont is an exciting addition to the Porter family, and we look forward to providing our passengers with convenient access to this premier winter destination,” president and CEO Robert Deluce told Vermont Winter News. The Toronto-Burlington flights begin Dec. 15, 2011 and run through April 8, 2012. Passengers can fly weekly round trips Thursdays and Sundays. There are also options for longer weekends adding in Mondays. One-way fares start at $99, plus fees and taxes. Deluce said the airline has partnered with Ultimate Ski Vacations for air-inclusive packages that include lift tickets and accommodations that come with a “best price guarantee.” The packages can be customized. The five-year-old carrier’s fleet is made up of what the airline calls “state of the art,” quiet Bombadier Q400 turboprops. The interior’s 70 seats are all leather.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of SnoCountry.com. He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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