Start-up Porter Airlines seems to have the upper hand in a tussle with Air Canada’s Jazz over access to an inner-city Toronto airport. Jazz has lost its bid for an injunction after City Centre Aviation, Porter’s sister company, ended Jazz’s short-term lease of terminal space. City Centre is renovating the terminal for Porter’s launch this fall.

Don Carty, chairman of Porter’s parent (and also chairman of Virgin America), says: “Air Canada has never demonstrated an interest in this airport except when someone else did.” He cites the announcement by Jazz of a big increase in service shortly after Porter unveiled its take-off plans. Toronto City Centre airport, located on a harbour island, is sought after because of its popularity with business travellers as an alternative to Toronto International Airport. ■

Source: Airline Business