Porter Takes Off From Calgary

Porter Airlines has launched flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Calgary International Airport (YYC). The carrier now flies to the two largest cities in Alberta as it grows its national network.

Service between Calgary and Toronto Pearson begins with two daily, non-stop return flights, increasing to three daily as of June 1. The flights are operated with Porter’s new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The 132-seat aircraft features an all-economy, two-by-two configuration, which makes Porter the only airline with no middle seats on this route.

Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines, said: “The launch of service in Calgary continues Porter’s western expansion and marks our entry to southern Alberta.”

Jackson continued: “Porter’s elevated economy travel experience is unlike anything that Calgarians have experienced up to now. The level of service that Porter offers is unheard of for economy travellers among North American airlines.”

Porter has already inaugurated new routes this month connecting Toronto-Pearson with Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton.

Halifax service begins today (Feb. 23).

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