TORONTO — Starting May 17, Porter Airlines will offer direct service between Ottawa International Airport and Charlottetown Airport.
The new daily, nonstop route will be served by 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft.
Passengers can choose between Porter’s two fare classes: PorterClassic; and PorterReserve, the airline’s new, all-inclusive fare offering dedicated airport check-in, early boarding, enhanced legroom, two checked bags and the ability to change flights without a fee.
“Porter is continuing to invest in regional flying across Eastern Canada,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “Charlottetown is an entirely new destination for us and the addition of Prince Edward Island means that Porter is serving every Atlantic Canada province for the first time.”
Porter currently serves Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax and St. John’s, N.L., in the region. The airline will be the only airline offering daily nonstop service between Ottawa and Charlottetown, with flights initially available until the last week of October. Connections are currently available from Charlottetown to Thunder Bay, Toronto City, and Toronto Pearson.
Porter has more than doubled the number of regional destinations served from Ottawa in recent months. The introduction of Charlottetown is in addition to three new routes connecting Ottawa with Boston, New York-Newark and Thunder Bay beginning this spring. Porter also currently flies to Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton and Toronto City with its Dash 8-400 fleet. A Toronto Pearson-Ottawa route served with Porter’s new E195-E2 aircraft started earlier this month.