Porter Airlines takes off to California from Montreal

Porter Airlines has launched two new seasonal, nonstop routes connecting Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

The YUL-LAX route offers four-times weekly service (launched June 27), while the YUL-SFO route operates three-times weekly (launched June 28).

The seasonal routes run until Oct. 26, providing travellers with seamless connections between Eastern Canada and the Golden State’s vibrant west coast.

Kevin Jackson, president, Porter Airlines, said: “These new routes open up exciting travel opportunities for our passengers. With our enhanced service offerings and strategic partnerships, we are committed to delivering an elevated travel experience across North America and beyond.”

Passengers on these new routes will enjoy Porter’s signature service, which includes complimentary premium snacks, free beer and wine served in glassware, and free, fast WiFi for all passengers. Fresh, healthy meals are also available on an all-inclusive basis with PorterReserve fares or can be purchased à la carte for those travelling in PorterClassic.

The flights are operated by the state-of-the-art 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, configured two-by-two which means no middle seats on any Porter flight. The E195-E2 is the most environmentally-friendly single-aisle aircraft, 65% quieter and up to 25% more fuel-efficient than previous-generation technology.

The routes connect to Halifax, Toronto-Pearson and Toronto-City through Montréal-Trudeau, complementing existing daily non-stop service between Toronto-Pearson with both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Porter’s joint venture partnership with Air Transat also facilitates convenient connections from YUL throughout Europe, including destinations such as Paris, London, Amsterdam and Marseille. Additionally, passengers flying into Los Angeles and San Francisco can connect to Alaska Airlines, accessing their broad U.S. West Coast network.

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