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  • Joe Breitfeller

Porter Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flights From Ottawa to Boston, New York and Thunder Bay

Porter Airlines has launched new routes between Ottawa and Boston, New York/Newark, and Thunder Bay. The routes new daily nonstop routes will be serviced with a 78-seat De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400.


Porter Airlines De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 - Courtesy Porter Airlines

On Monday (March 27, 2023), Porter Airlines celebrated the launch of three new nonstop routes to/from Ottawa International Airport (YOW), with daily service to Boston (BOS) and double daily flights to New York/Newark (EWR) and Thunder Bay (YQT). All three routes will be serviced with a 78-seat De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft. With the new routes, Porter becomes the only airline offering year-round direct daily flights from Ottawa to Boston and Thunder Bay. In total, Porter now offers eight nonstop routes from Ottawa, with Charlottetown scheduled to become the ninth from May 17, 2023. Additionally, new maintenance hangars are currently under construction at YOW, which will serve as Porter’s primary maintenance facility for their new Embraer E195-E2 fleet.


In Monday’s announcement, Porter Airlines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin Jackson, said,


“This builds on our already extensive network in Eastern Canada and substantially increases the number of destinations served directly from Ottawa. Porter connects passengers coast-to-coast, with the level of service and generosity that economy travellers deserve.”


Also commenting on Porter’s expansion, Ottawa International Airport Authority’s President and CEO, Mark Laroche, added,


Porter Airlines' New Ottawa Routes - Courtesy Porter Airlines

“Porter Airlines continues to impress us with their commitment to Ottawa-Gatineau. Not only was YOW Porter’s first turboprop destination back in 2006, in February we were also first to host Porter’s inaugural commercial jet service. As Porter’s YOW-based hangar construction is well underway, this new air service is yet another step forward as Porter airlines embraces the National Capital Region’s potential.”


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. Porter offers guests an evevated onboard experience with with premium snacks, as well as free beer and wine served in glassware. The carrier offers an extensive domestic Canadian and U.S. transborder 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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