Porter Airlines is expanding its flight network in Western Canada with the introduction of a new non-stop route between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG).
The new route is scheduled to begin on October 4, with one daily roundtrip flight operated on the Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, which can accommodate 132 passengers.
To kick off the service, introductory roundtrip fares are priced from $184.
"The addition of this route provides a higher level of connectivity across our network between Eastern and Western Canada," said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
"We welcome the opportunity to provide even more travellers across the country with an elevated economy experience that they won't find with any other airline."
The Edmonton-Ottawa route provides convenient connections to Eastern Canada through Ottawa.
In addition to this new route, Porter Airlines already operates multiple non-stop daily flights connecting Edmonton and Toronto-Pearson.
"This exciting addition to our flight offerings not only strengthens business and government ties between our regions, but also enhances tourism opportunities for travellers seeking a seamless connection to our country's capital city," said Myron Keehn, president and CEO, Edmonton International Airport.
"As we expand our flight network, we are proud to partner with Porter Airlines on their new service to Ottawa and beyond. Together, we are driving growth and connectivity, making it easier than ever to explore in-demand destinations."
Porter's signature onboard experience
Passengers travelling between YOW and YEG can take advantage of free beer and wine, premium snacks, and free WiFi during the flight.
For those seeking added comfort and amenities, options for extra legroom, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals are available on an all-inclusive basis with PorterReserve fares or purchased individually with PorterClassic fares.
The new route serves as a valuable addition to Porter's existing presence in Western Canada, where it already offers non-stop services from Ottawa to Vancouver and additional connecting options via Toronto-Pearson to Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.
"This addition is another reason why Ottawa-Gatineau travellers should embrace Porter as their hometown carrier and enjoy the enhanced travel experience that awaits," said Mark Laroche, president and CEO, Ottawa International Airport Authority.
"Whether exploring Canada's Capital Region or connecting to our country's beautiful east coast, we are excited to welcome Edmonton travellers to YOW."
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