Air service between Toronto and Portland starts today

Posted May 17, 2010, at 2:23 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Air service between Maine’s Portland International Jetport and Toronto is taking off.

The first flight is due in from Toronto at about 4:40 p.m. Monday.

The return flight to Toronto is due to leave Portland at 5:10.

The twice-daily service will help connect the home of TD Banknorth Financial Group in Toronto with executive offices of TD Banknorth in Portland.

The Portland airport was without international service for a time. Now Toronto is one of two Canadian cities served from Portland. The other is Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.