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Canadian airline to end Toronto-Pittsburgh flights

Matthew Santoni
| Friday, June 30, 2017 4:15 p.m
Keith Hodan | Trib Total Media
At the Airside Terminal of the Pittsburgh International Airport, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, the new terrazzo floor reflects the new paint scheme.

Toronto-based Porter Airlines will end its service between Pittsburgh and the airline’s home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport later this year, airport officials said.

Since Sept. 21, 2015 , Porter had offered two flights a day from Pittsburgh International Airport to Toronto City Airport, which is 1.5 miles from Toronto’s downtown. Porter notified Pittsburgh officials that they would end that route Sept. 20, said airline spokesman Brad Cicero.

Cicero said there wasn’t enough consistent passenger demand to sustain the route.

Pittsburgh will retain four flights a day to Toronto Pearson International, a larger hub 14 miles from the Canadian metropolis’s downtown, via Air Canada, said Allegheny County Airport Authority spokesman Bob Kerlik. Porter had 6,415 passengers go through Pittsburgh year-to-date through May 2017.

“This was a very competitive route between the two carriers,” Kerlik said. “We appreciate their support in Pittsburgh.”

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