Porter Airlines marked its first flights with its Embraer E195-E2 aircraft between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and St. John’s International Airport (YYT) on Sept. 6.
The service to St. John’s departed last night, with the return flight to Toronto scheduled for the morning of Sept. 7.
St. John’s passengers now have the option of using both Toronto airports. St. John’s has been part of Porter’s network since 2009, operating with the De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft to Halifax, with onward service to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Ottawa and Montreal.
The flight to Pearson connects with Porter’s new Western Canada destinations, including Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, operated on the Embraer E195-E2.
“St. John’s is now connected coast to coast with Porter, including access to Toronto’s two airports. Passengers on all flights receive the elevated level of service they’re used to from Porter, with genuine hospitality, no middle seats, free beer and wine served in glassware, and premium snacks. With the Embraer E195-E2, we’re adding free, fast WiFi, for everyone and fresh meal options,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “This is an economy travel experience that no other airline in North America provides.”
Options for extra legroom, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals are also available on an all-inclusive basis with PorterReserve fares or purchased individually with PorterClassic fares.