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Porter Sees No Flight Disruption From Strike

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Porter Sees No Flight Disruption From Strike

Porter Airlines Dash-8 on approach into Billy Bishop Airport.

Canada's Porter Airlines said on Wednesday that none of its flights would be affected by an imminent strike by employees who refuel its planes at its Toronto airport base.

Porter said 22 employees of a subsidiary, which also provides hangar and office service at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, have indicated they will go on strike at 12:01 .m (0501 GMT) on Thursday.

"We can assure all passengers and airport tenants that regular service will continue," Porter said in a statement, adding that it has fully trained and certified staff and management to step into any jobs left vacant by the strike.

Porter, a six-year-old airline which flies short-haul routes in Eastern Canada and into the United States from the downtown Toronto airport, has become popular, especially with business travelers, because of its proximity to the city core and its business-class service for all passengers.

(Reuters)

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