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Thursday,  July 25, 2024   3:13 PM
Porter lands in Fort Myers, serving southwest Florida
Porter's Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. (supplied)

Porter Airlines launched its daily, roundtrip service today (Nov. 10) between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers.

Flights between Toronto Pearson and Fort Myers are operated by the new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. 

The 132-seat, all-economy aircraft has a two-by-two configuration, which makes Porter the only carrier that can promise passengers no middle seats.

Kevin Jackson, Porter's executive vice president and chief commercial officer shared: 

"Canadians love Florida and they deserve to enjoy their travels the moment they get on the plane. With Porter, every passenger receives the same level of hospitality and elevated service - travellers will notice the difference when they fly with us.  It’s a pleasure to bring our elevated economy experience to southwest Florida.”

Khalil Lamrabet, chief commercial officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority added that Porter’s new non-stop, daily service from Pearson to Fort Myers will offer 20,000 new departing seats this winter. 

"We know the demand for travel to Florida is quite high, so having increased capacity and passenger choice is important to us," Lamrabet said.

A warm welcome

Fort Myers is one of the new non-stop routes Porter introduced this year to serve the growing number of Canadians eager to travel south. 

Ben Siegel, CPA, C.M., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority, welcomed Porter: 

“We want to extend Porter Airlines a warm welcome from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Today (Nov. 10), Porter inaugurates its first nonstop flight into Fort Myers from Toronto, Canada (YYZ), a popular destination for residents and visitors coming to Southwest Florida. This daily service will be a great new option for travellers to enjoy.”

Other routes in Florida include Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) to Tampa (TPA), Orlando (MCO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA), and Ottawa (YOW) to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

Elevated economy experience

Porter says it is committed to providing an elevated economy experience for its passengers. 

Everyone receives free, fast WiFi to stream their preferred platforms and stay connected throughout the entire flight. 

A selection of premium snacks, and free beer and wine served in glassware are available for everyone onboard. 

Extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals are also available with the all-inclusive PorterReserve fares or can be purchased à la carte with PorterClassic fares.

For schedules and Porter Escapes vacation packages, please visit here.

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