I flew to Toronto from Boston on Porter Airlines this week and I had a great experience all around.
Both flights were on a Bombardier Q400. This is a little turbo-prop plane that can hold 78 passengers. My flight to Toronto only had 18 people onboard. Although I am normally hesitant to fly on these little planes, I really have no complaints or regrets about choosing this flight/plane combination.
Porter has some nice little service perks. For example, they serve drinks in a real glass instead of cheap plastic cups. Also there was complimentary wine – though I did not partake.
In addition to the experience of Porter Airlines, the airport experience was also great. The location of Billy Bishop Airport (code: YTZ) in Toronto is crazy-convenient. It is situated on a little island a couple hundred feet offshore from the city. You only have to take a short ferry ride (departs every 15 minutes-ish). There is a free shuttle bus that takes you from the airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto.
The only airlines that I noticed that service this airport are Porter and Air Canada – though there might be others. The international waiting area was very nice.
The main waiting area consists of groups of partitioned off sitting areas. Each area has six arm chairs, coffee tables and reading lamps – very nice. There is even a business centre containing two rows of Apple iMac computers (here is an image of one row). I’ll get more images next time.
Another plus about this airport: no naked-body scanner!
If you are flying into Toronto I highly recommend Billy Bishop Airport.