Canadian Airline Adds Flights To Central Florida

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) _ A Canadian airline is adding flights to central Florida.

Toronto-based Porter Airlines announced Monday that would start weekly service to Melbourne International Airport in mid-December. The flights will run through April 30. Round trip prices start at $330.

The airline’s president and CEO, Robert Deluce, tells Florida Today that the added service will “meet current requests that we have for Florida flights.” It’s the first international scheduled commercial service to Melbourne in decades.

The Melbourne airport’s executive director, Greg Donovan, says Canada is the airport’s top visitor market.

Eric Garvey of the Space Coast Office of Tourism says the Porter Airlines flights will open the Melbourne area to eight Canadian markets that connect flights through Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Those cities include Montreal and Ottawa.