Porter Airlines has a new Executive Vice President

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Rob Palmer  was just appointed at Canadian based Porter Airlines. He was previously vice president at The Calgary Airport Authority

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Porter Airline is a Canadian airline headquartered at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on the Toronto Islands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Owned by Porter Aviation Holdings, Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. is controlled by: The Deluce aviation family—with Robert, brother Peter, son Michael, and others has been an owner and/or executive with Air Ontario, Canada 3000, and other airlines.

Porter Airlines announced today that Rob Palmer has joined the company as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. 

Palmer has a robust industry background, most recently with The Calgary Airport Authority as its vice president, commercial, strategy, and chief financial officer. His responsibilities included long-term planning, capital requirements, budgeting, internal controls, treasury, and reporting. This experience complements previous time spent at WestJet as vice president and controller. 

“Rob has a clear understanding of airport operations and airline finances, and we expect to benefit from his knowledge in these areas,” said Michael Deluce, CEO, Porter Airlines. “His time at WestJet came during a period when it was quickly expanding, similar to today’s situation at Porter as we develop into a North American carrier. We welcome Rob as a new and valued member of our team.”

Palmer has more than 20 years of public company, capital markets, financial and strategic management experience across numerous industries that include the chief financial officer with Northview Residential REIT and senior leadership roles with Molson and BCE Emergis.

“The opportunity to join Porter at a moment when it is reshaping airline competition is incredibly exciting,” said Palmer. “I truly enjoy working in the aviation industry and with the people who choose to make their careers in it. My goal is to contribute to making Porter one of the strongest and best airlines in North America.”

Porter currently flies to over 30 destinations in Canada and the U.S. and will be announcing numerous new destinations and routes in 2024.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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