Yesterday, Porter Airlines inaugurated service between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
The route marks Porter’s first Western Canada destination from Ottawa.
“The Ottawa-Vancouver route is an important part of our expansion as we build a coast-to-coast network that offers travellers our unique approach to economy air travel,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
“Travellers can connect through our well-established Eastern Canada network and enjoy Porter’s elevated economy experience each step of the way.”
The new route begins with one daily roundtrip flight operated with Porter’s 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.
It offers a variety of connections to Eastern Canada via Ottawa.
All passengers will experience Porter’s signature onboard service, including free, fast WiFi, a selection of premium snacks, as well as free beer and wine served in real glassware.
Priority check-in, extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals are also available with the all-inclusive PorterReserve fares or purchased à la carte with PorterClassic fares.
More routes out of Ottawa
“West coast! We are thrilled that non-stop service to Vancouver is now a reality and know that Ottawa-Gatineau travellers are too. Porter’s growth at YOW is exceptional; by the end of this summer, they will be offering non-stop flights to 11 destinations, spanning Western Canada, the U.S. and the Atlantic,” said Mark Laroche, president and CEO, Ottawa International Airport Authority.
“The airline’s commitment to establishing Ottawa as its jet maintenance base, which is currently in construction, is a testament to YOW’s importance as a key hub for coast-to-coast connectivity.”
Porter now operates 11 non-stop routes out of Ottawa, including the recently-announced Ottawa-Edmonton service, which will begin in September,
“We are excited to see Porter Airlines’ growth continuing with this service from YVR to YOW as part of its service to Vancouver,” said Russell Atkinson, director, Air Service Development at Vancouver Airport Authority.
“This new route to Ottawa provides an additional option and flexibility for passengers looking to access Ottawa and beyond into eastern Canada.”
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