TORONTO — Porter Airlines’ first three routes with its new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft will connect passengers between Toronto Pearson and Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal.
Ottawa and Montreal were Porter’s first two destinations when it started operations in 2006 from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). However this is the very first time Porter will offer Vancouver, and it’s all thanks to the new E195-E2s. The airline first announced its expansion plans back in July 2021, with an order for up to 100 new E195-E2s.
Down the line, Porter aims to service more U.S. sun spots, plus destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.
“Porter’s introduction of the E195-E2 provides the ability to operate throughout North America, including the west coast, better positioning us to serve the needs of many more business and leisure passengers. This investment introduces a new level of thoughtful service, unmatched by any other airline in North America. It will change the way passengers think about flying economy. A substantial amount of work has been accomplished to mark this milestone announcement, the first of many. I want to acknowledge the dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of our team members for getting us to this point. It’s quite an achievement,” says Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines.
The new service announced today starts in February 2023 with multiple daily, nonstop flights, increasing over time for additional flexibility.
Earlier this week Porter outlined upgrades for its already enhanced Economy Class product. A collection of six fares is also available to support the broader product offering, including two new options specifically for the PorterReserve all-inclusive economy experience. These fares are currently available for purchase, with the associated in-flight amenities starting Feb. 1. This includes routes served by E195-E2 and Dash 8-400 aircraft.
Porter Escapes vacation packages will be available soon.