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Porter Airlines Launches New Service Between Ottawa and Vancouver

Porter Airlines has today announced Vancouver as their first direct destination in Western Canada from Ottawa. From July 26, 2023, the route will be operated daily with a 132-seat Embraer E195-E2.

Porter Airlines Embraer E195-E2 Rendering - Courtesy Porter Airlines

On Monday (May 8, 2023), Porter Airlines announced the launch of new direct service to Western Canada with flights between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Starting July 26, 2023, the route will operate once daily with a 132-seat Embraer E195-E2. The new scheduled service will also offer seamless connections to Charlottetown, Halifax, Moncton, New York, Toronto-Pearson, Toronto City and Thunder Bay via Ottawa.

In today’s announcement, Porter Airlines’ EVO and Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin Jackson, said,

“Ottawa is positioned as a critical part of Porter’s growing North American network. We will continue building our presence in YOW and providing a superior level of service and travel options for economy travellers.”

Also commenting on the new service, Ottawa International Airport Authority’s President and CEO, Mark Laroche, said,

“We have eagerly awaited the expansion of Porter’s E195-E2 jet destinations from YOW and are pleased that Vancouver tops the list. 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.”

Vancouver Airport Authority’s Director – Air Service Development, Russell Atkinson, added,

“We’re excited to welcome Porter Airlines’ new route from YVR to YOW as part of its growing service to Western Canada. 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 Porter’s existing service between Toronto Pearson and Vancouver, which will operate up to five times daily for summer 2023. From July 2023, the carrier will operate 10 nonstop routes to/from Ottawa.

Porter Airlines’ elevated guest experience includes complimentary beer and wine served in glassware, and free premium snacks for all guests. Free Wi-Fi is also available on Porter’s Embraer E195-E2 fleet. Additionally, customers can enjoy fresh, healthy meals, pre-mixed cocktails and more snack options on longer flights, either as part of PorterReserve all-inclusive fares, or á la carte with PorterClassic fares. PorterReserve also includes dedicated airport check-in, early boarding enhanced legroom, two checked bags and fee-less flight changes.

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 offer 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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