Porter celebrates launch of YYZ-YYC flights

Porter celebrates launch of YYZ-YYC flights

TORONTO — Porter Airlines has touched down at YYC with its inaugural flights between Toronto and Calgary.

Service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) begins with two daily, nonstop return flights, increasing to three daily as of June 1. The flights are operated with Porter’s new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft featuring 132 seats in an all-economy, two-by-two configuration, making Porter the only airline with no middle seats on this route.

“The launch of service in Calgary continues Porter’s western expansion and marks our entry to southern Alberta,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Porter’s elevated economy travel experience is unlike anything that Calgarians have experienced up to now. The level of service that Porter offers is unheard of for economy travellers among North American airlines.”

Porter flights include complimentary beer and wine served in real glassware, free premium snacks and free Wi-Fi. Fresh, healthy meals, pre-mixed cocktails and additional snack options are also available on the new Calgary-Toronto route. These additional features are available either as part of PorterReserve all-inclusive fares, or for purchase à la carte with PorterClassic fares.

With yesterday’s inaugural flights, Porter now flies to the two largest cities in Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton) as it grows its national network. The airline has already inaugurated new routes this month connecting Toronto Pearson with Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton. Halifax service begins on Feb. 23.

For more information go to www.flyporter.com.

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