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Porter to offer two Newfoundland routes this summer

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  •   02-27-2024  1:36 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Porter to offer two Newfoundland routes this summer
Inside Porter's Embraer E195-E2. (Pax Global Media/file photo)
Pax Global Media

Porter Airlines will be upping its presence in Newfoundland this summer. 

In addition to launching the only non-stop Ottawa-St. John’s flight on the market, it will also introduce Deer Lake as a new destination, with service to Halifax.

Daily roundtrip Ottawa and St. John’s flights start June 6, 2024. 

"It’s the first time in five years that any Canadian carrier has served the route," the airline said in a news release Tuesday (Feb. 27). 

A Porter hub, Ottawa offers passengers connecting flights from St. John’s to over a dozen destinations in Canada and the U.S. This includes Western Canada cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, plus Orlando, Boston and New York.

This route will be served by the Embraer E195-E2, a single-aisle aircraft with 132 seats configured two-by-two (which means no middle seats) with free Wi-Fi.  

Deer Lake is the newest pin on the Porter map, with daily roundtrip service connecting the Newfoundland summer destination with Halifax as of June 4. 

Halifax-Deer Lake will be served by the 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400, which combines speed, noise reduction, and high fuel efficiency for quicker trips across Porter’s Eastern Canada and Northeastern U.S. regional network. 

Flight schedules are as follows:




Flights begin

Ottawa - St. John’s

St. John’s - Ottawa

2:10 p.m.

6:00 a.m. 

6:25 p.m.

7:45 a.m.

June 6, 2024

Halifax - Deer Lake

Deer Lake - Halifax

12:45 p.m.

3:25 p.m. 

2:43 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

June 4, 2024

All times are local.

“Newfoundland is already an important piece of Porter's network, with existing service connecting St John’s with Toronto-Pearson and Halifax. These new routes mean that passengers have more options to enjoy many of Canada’s signature spots, while enjoying the journey as well as the destination," said Kevin Jackson, president of Porter Airlines, in a statement.

All Porter flights offer free premium snacks and complimentary beer and wine for all passengers. 

PorterReserve passengers get extra legroom and priority boarding on all flights, and fresh, healthy meals on longer jet flights - all available a la carte to PorterClassic passengers.

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