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Porter Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight From Toronto Pearson to Tampa, Florida

Porter Airlines celebrated their inaugural flight from Toronto Pearson and Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023. The nonstop route will operate daily with a state-of-the-art 132-seat Embraer E195-E2.

Porter Airlines Embraer E195-E2 Rendering - Courtesy Embraer

On Wednesday (November 1st, 2023), Porter Airlines announced the launch of new daily nonstop service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Tampa International Airport (TPA). This is the first U.S. route to be operated with a state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2. The route will be serviced with a 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 featuring free fast Wi-Fi, a selection of premium snacks and free beer and wine served in glassware. Customers booking all-inclusive PorterReserve fares will also enjoy priority check-in, extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals. These premium benefits can also be booked à la carte by customers booking PorterClassic fares.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Porter Airlines’ EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin Jackson, said,

“Canadians represent the largest group of international travellers to Florida, and now they can choose to fly with the only airline that emphasizes style, care and charm in every aspect of the flight experience. With Porter, your vacation begins as soon as you step inside the aircraft.”

Also commenting on Porter’s new Tampa service, Tampa International Airport’s CEO, Joe Lopano said,

“Tampa International Airport is proud to be the first U.S. airport to welcome Porter Airlines as it launches new nonstop service to and from Toronto. The elevated economy experience Porter offers is sure to be a hit with our Canadian travelers, who love to visit Tampa Bay and enjoy everything the region has to offer. We also look forward to introducing Porter’s outstanding product to our local Tampa Bay travelers for their journeys to Canada.”

The Embraer E-Jets E-2 Family is the most environmentally friendly aircraft in its class, offering reduced emissions and a 65 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.

Tampa is the first of five destinations and seven routes across Florida that Porter is starting this fall, including service from Toronto Pearson to Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando (MCO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA). The carrier is also launching new service from Ottawa International Airport (YOW) to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Porter Airlines' Schedule Between Toronto Pearson and Tampa, Florida - Courtesy Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® and is committed to providing a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. The carrier offers an extensive domestic Canadian and U.S. transborder U.S. network. Porter Airlines currently operates a fleet of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada (DHC) Dash 8-400s and new Embraer E195-E2 jets.

Source: Porter Airlines


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