Porter Airlines Gives St. John’s Passengers New Options

Porter Airlines is celebrating the first flights with its Embraer E195-E2 aircraft between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and St. John’s International Airport (YYT). Service to St. John’s departs this evening, 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.

Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines, said: “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. This is an economy travel experience that no other airline in North America provides.”

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