Porter Airlines had added a new service between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The route marks Porter’s first Western Canada destination from Ottawa.
The new route features one daily round-trip flight operated with Porter’s 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. It offers a variety of connections to Eastern Canada via Ottawa.
“The Ottawa-Vancouver route is an important part of our expansion as we build a coast-to-coast network that offers travellers our unique approach to economy air travel,” said Kevin Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “Travellers can connect through our well-established Eastern Canada network and enjoy Porter’s elevated economy experience each step of the way.”
Passengers will experience Porter’s onboard service that includes free WiFi, a selection of premium snacks and free beer and wine served in real glassware.
Priority check-in, extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh meals are also available with the all-inclusive PorterReserve fares or purchased à la carte with PorterClassic fares.
“We are excited to see Porter Airlines’ growth continuing with this service from YVR to YOW as part of its service to Vancouver,” said Russell Atkinson, Director, Air Service Development at Vancouver Airport Authority. “This new route to Ottawa provides an additional option and flexibility for passengers looking to access Ottawa and beyond into eastern Canada.”
Alongside the previously-announced Ottawa-Edmonton service beginning in September, Porter operates 11 non-stop routes out of Ottawa.