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Wednesday,  June 12, 2024 10:58 AM 

Porter inaugurates new route between Ottawa & St. John’s

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  •   06-06-2024  10:56 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Porter inaugurates new route between Ottawa & St. John’s
(Pax Global Media/file photo)
Pax Global Media

Porter Airlines is inaugurating service between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and St. John’s International Airport (YYT) today (June 6), becoming the only airline to connect the two destinations with non-stop flights.

The new route starts with daily service on the brand new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, which carries up to 132 passengers.

“St. John’s is an underserved market in Eastern Canada,” said Kevin Jackson, president of Porter Airlines. “Our passengers are asking for more new service and it’s exciting that Porter can provide another opportunity to enjoy our elevated economy experience between the nation’s capital and the east coast. This route also complements our growing presence in Ottawa, where we expect to see more than two million passengers travelling on Porter through the capital in 2024.”

Flights will have a two-by-two configuration and no middle seats, free and fast WiFi, and complimentary premium snacks paired with free beer and wine.

PorterReserve passengers enjoy extra legroom and priority boarding on all flights, as well as fresh healthy meals on longer flights, all available à la carte to PorterClassic passengers.

Ottawa is a Porter hub, offering passengers flights to over a dozen destinations in Canada and the United States.

This includes regional centres like Fredericton and Thunder Bay, Western Canada cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, and locations in the U.S. like Orlando, Boston and New York.

By August, Porter will operate as many as 35 daily flights.

The airline also recently opened a brand new, $110 million dollar aircraft maintenance base, which will help support more than 400 Porter jobs in Canada’s capital city.

The new route means that St. John’s passengers can now fly Porter non-stop to three Eastern Canada destinations: Ottawa, Halifax and Toronto.

It’s the second new Porter route to take off in Newfoundland this week, following the inauguration of Halifax - Deer Lake.

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