TORONTO — Porter Airlines has inaugurated its new service between Ottawa and Vancouver, which marks the airline’s first Western Canada destination from Canada’s capital.
First announced in May, the new route, which launched July 26, begins with one daily roundtrip flight between Ottawa (YOW) and Vancouver (YVR) on Porter’s 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. It offers a variety of connections to Eastern Canada via Ottawa.
“The Ottawa-Vancouver route is an important part of our expansion as we build a coast-to-coast network that offers travellers our unique approach to economy air travel ,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Travellers can connect through our well-established Eastern Canada network and enjoy Porter’s elevated economy experience each step of the way.”
Russell Atkinson, Director, Air Service Development at Vancouver Airport Authority, added: “We are excited to see Porter Airlines’ growth continuing with this service from YVR to YOW as part of its service to Vancouver. This new route to Ottawa provides an additional option and flexibility for passengers looking to access Ottawa and beyond into eastern Canada.”
Alongside the previously-announced Ottawa-Edmonton service beginning in September, Porter operates 11 non-stop routes out of Ottawa.
For more information go to www.flyporter.com.