CHARLOTTETOWN — Porter Airlines has confirmed plans to fly year round between Ottawa and Charlottetown following the route’s inaugural flights yesterday, May 17.
The direct service begins with 11 weekly flights before increasing to 14 weekly roundtrips during the summer peak season. As of Oct. 29, 2023, the route will increase to daily through the winter.
With the service, Porter now flies to all Atlantic provinces for the first time. It is also the only airline to offer year-round, daily nonstop service between Charlottetown Airport (YYG) and Ottawa International Airport (YOW).
“The launch of the Charlottetown-Ottawa route is an important milestone for Porter as we bring our signature service to Islanders for the first time,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “As we continue building a broader North American network, our growth throughout Eastern Canada remains an important priority to ensure communities have access to reliable air service.”
The nonstop flights between Ottawa and Charlottetown are served by 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft featuring a selection of premium snacks and free beer and wine served in glassware.
With the introduction of Charlottetown, Porter is now operating 10 nonstop routes from Ottawa International Airport this summer. For more information about schedules and Porter Escapes hotel and flight packages, go to www.flyporter.com.