TORONTO — Porter Airlines is spreading its wings in Western Canada with the addition of a nonstop route between Ottawa and Edmonton.
The new route begins Oct. 4, with one daily roundtrip flight between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG). Flights will be operated on the 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, with introductory roundtrip fares starting at $184.
Plus, the new route offers a variety of connections to Eastern Canada via Ottawa. Porter also operates multiple nonstop daily flights between Edmonton and Toronto-Pearson.
“The addition of this route provides a higher level of connectivity across our network between Eastern and Western Canada,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We welcome the opportunity to provide even more travellers across the country with an elevated economy experience that they won’t find with any other airline.”
Service between YOW and YEG includes complimentary beer and wine, premium snacks, and free, fast wi-fi for all passengers. Options for extra legroom, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals are also available on an all-inclusive basis with PorterReserve fares or purchased individually with PorterClassic fares.
The new route complements Porter’s existing presence from Ottawa to Western Canada, including nonstop service from Ottawa and Vancouver and additional connecting options via Toronto-Pearson to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. Travelweek recently sat down with Chief Commercial Officer Kevin Jackson in Vancouver to discuss the airline’s expanding network. Click here for the interview.
For schedules and Porter Escapes vacation packages go to www.flyporter.com.