Porter Heads West With Ottawa, YVR Flights

Porter Airlines is adding the West Coast to its growing list of non-stop routes with the addition of new service between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

The Ottawa-Vancouver route provides another way to travel between Porter’s extensive regional Eastern Canada network and British Columbia.

The new route begins on July 26, with one daily roundtrip flight operated with the state-of-the-art 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

The scheduled service will connect with Charlottetown, Halifax, Moncton, New York, Toronto-Pearson, Toronto-City and Thunder Bay through Ottawa.

Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines, said: “Ottawa is positioned as a critical part of Porter’s growing North American network. We will continue building our presence in YOW and providing a superior level of service and travel options for economy travellers.”

The new Ottawa-Vancouver route complements existing service between Toronto-Pearson and Vancouver. The latter’s summer schedule has up to five daily round trips.

Porter will operate 10 non-stop routes to and from YOW as of July.

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