Porter Airlines is launching direct service between Ottawa International Airport and Charlottetown Airport, with flights taking off on May 17.
The new daily, non-stop route is to be served by 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft.
Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines, said: “Porter is continuing to invest in regional flying across Eastern Canada. Charlottetown is an entirely new destination for us and the addition of Prince Edward Island means that Porter is serving every Atlantic Canada province for the first time.”
Porter currently serves Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax and St. John’s, N.L., in the region.
Porter will be the only airline offering daily non-stop service between Ottawa and Charlottetown, with flights initially available until the last week of October. Introductory roundtrip fares start at $297, including taxes and fees. Connections are currently available from Charlottetown to Thunder Bay, Toronto City, and Toronto Pearson.
Porter has more than doubled the number of regional destinations served from Ottawa in recent months. The introduction of Charlottetown is in addition to three new routes connecting Ottawa with Boston, New York-Newark and Thunder Bay beginning this spring.
Porter also currently flies to Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton and Toronto City with its Dash 8-400 fleet. A Toronto Pearson-Ottawa route served with state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2 aircraft started earlier in February.
Go to www.flyporter.com for more.