Porter takes off to Eastern Canada with two new routes

Porter Airlines is ramping up its service in Eastern Canada this summer, with the launch of a non-stop Ottawa-St. John’s flight and the introduction of Deer Lake as a new destination, with service to Halifax.

Daily roundtrip Ottawa and St. John’s flights start June 6. It’s the first time in five years that any Canadian carrier has served the route. A Porter hub, Ottawa offers passengers connecting flights from St. John’s to over a dozen destinations in Canada and the U.S. This includes Western Canada cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, plus Orlando, Boston and New York.

Kevin Jackson, president, Porter Airlines, said: “Newfoundland is already an important piece of Porter’s network, with existing service connecting St John’s with Toronto-Pearson and Halifax. These new routes mean that passengers have more options to enjoy many of Canada’s signature spots, while enjoying the journey as well as the destination.”

This route will be served by the Embraer E195-E2, which features 132 seats configured two-by-two (which means no middle seats!), and fast, free WiFi for all passengers.

Deer Lake is the newest pin on the Porter map, with daily roundtrip service connecting the Newfoundland summer destination with Halifax as of June 4.

Halifax-Deer Lake will be served by the 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400, which combines speed, noise reduction, and high fuel efficiency for quicker trips across Porter’s Eastern Canada and Northeastern U.S. regional network.

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