Porter Airlines this week launched a new non-stop flight between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Charlottetown Airport (YYG), and began service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG).
Edmonton is the first destination in Alberta to be added to the airline’s network. The service will be operated aboard Porter’s new Embraer E195-E2 jets, which feature a 132-seat, two-by-two configuration that gives every passenger more space thanks to no middle seat.
“The Toronto-Edmonton route is an opportunity for us to introduce Porter’s elevated economy trave experience to the Edmonton community,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines.
Service on the Toronto Pearson-Edmonton route begins with one daily, non-stop return flight, increasing to three daily flights by May 1, 2023. Like all Porter flights, it includes complimentary beer and wine served in real glassware, free premium snacks and free WiFi. Fresh, healthy meals, and cocktails will also be available, either as part of the all-inclusive PorterReserve fare, or for purchase à la cart with PorterClassic.
The new non-stop service between Ottawa and Prince Edward Island’s capital city, Charlottetown, will begin on May 17, 2023.
The new daily, non-stop route is to be served by 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft. Porter currently serves Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax and St. John’s, N.L., in the region. It will be the only airline offering daily non-stop service between Ottawa and Charlottetown, with flights initially available until the last week of October.
“We are thrilled to welcome Porter Airlines to YYG and Prince Edward Island,” said Doug Newson, CEO, Charlottetown Airport Authority. “Islanders and visitors alike have been requesting Porter for many years, so it is extremely rewarding for us to be able to announce this today. This new non-stop service to Ottawa will not only provide convenient access to the nation’s capital, but will also allow travellers the opportunity to connect to Porter’s expanding network at Ottawa International Airport.”
Porter has more than doubled the number of regional destinations served from Ottawa in recent months. This spring is also added routes connecting Ottawa with Boston, New York-Newark and Thunder Bay.