Porter adds new service to Western Canada

i By May 9, 2023 No Comments

Porter Airlines is adding Western Canada to its growing list of non-stop routes from Canada’s capital city.

The carrier will begin a new service between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on July 26, 2023.

The daily roundtrip flight will be operated on Porter’s state-of-the-art 132-seat Embraer E105-E2 aircraft.

Service features on the route include complimentary premium snacks, beer and wine service in glassware, and free, fast WiFi for all passengers. Fresh, healthy meals are also provided on an all-inclusive basis with PorterReserve fares or purchase à la carte for passengers traveling in PorterClassic.

Porter will operate 10 non-stop routes to and from YOW as of July. These flights will connect the airline’s routes to Charlottetown (PEI), Halifax (NS), Moncton (NB), New York City, Toronto-Pearson, Toronto-City and Thunder Bay.

“Ottawa is positioned as a critical part of Porter’s growing North American network,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “We will continue building our presence on YOW and providing a superior level of service and travel options for economy travelers.”

“We have early awaited the expansion of Porter’s E195-E2 jet destinations from YOW and are please that Vancouver tops the list,” said Mark Laroche, Ottawa International Airport Authority president and CEO. “Now that Porter reaches Canada’s west and east coasts from YOW, I am confident that Porter’s current passengers and new ones alike will appreciate flying refined on these popular routes.”

“We’re excited to welcome Porter Airlines’ new route from YVR to YOW as part of its growing service to Western Canada,” said Russell Atkinson, director, air service development at Vancouver Airport Authority. “This new service provides an additional option for passengers looking for access to Ottawa and beyond into Eastern Canada.”

The new Ottawa-Vancouver route complements existing service between Toronto-Pearson and Vancouver. The latter’s summer schedule has up to five daily round trips.