Porter Airlines Takes Off To Vancouver

Porter Airlines has launched service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) with its new Embraer E195-E2.

For the first time in its 16-year history, Porter is bringing its distinguished approach to service to Western Canada, while also debuting a new concept for economy air travel.

Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines, said: “Today’s flights between Toronto Pearson and Vancouver are the first opportunity for passengers to experience what Porter is offering for the economy traveller. It’s a level of service that is unheard of for North American airlines. It will appeal to business and leisure travellers who appreciate an elevated level of service at a reasonable price.”

Service on the Toronto Pearson-Vancouver route begins with one daily, non-stop return flight, increasing to three daily roundtrip flights by March 22.

Additional flights at Pearson begin this month connecting with Edmonton (Feb. 14), Calgary (Feb. 22) and Halifax (Feb. 23). More destinations will be announced throughout the year. The E195-E2 can reach every key market in North America, including the west coast, to Mexico and the Caribbean.

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