Pax Global Media
Porter Airlines inaugurated flights between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Charlottetown Airport (YYG) on Wednesday (May 17), while also confirming plans to serve the route year-round.
With Porter in Prince Edward Island, the airline now flies to all Atlantic provinces for the first time, reinforcing a commitment to building its presence in Eastern Canada.
Porter is the only airline offering year-round, daily non-stop service between Charlottetown and Ottawa.
The direct service begins with 11 weekly flights, increasing to 14 weekly round trips during the summer peak season. As of Oct. 29, the route has daily service through the winter.
Ottawa also acts as a convenient connecting point for travellers making their way to and from PEI.
This includes Vancouver on the West Coast and two options for accessing Toronto - the downtown convenience of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, plus Pearson International.
The non-stop flights between Ottawa and Charlottetown are served by 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft.
With the introduction of Charlottetown, Porter is operating 10 non-stop routes from Ottawa International Airport this summer.
"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. 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," stated Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.
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