Porter Airlines adds St. John’s to Toronto network

A Porter Airlines Embraer E195-E2 on the tarmac.
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Canada’s Porter Airlines has announced the addition of Saint John’s to its Toronto network, to be served with their state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2 fleet.

Starting September 6 of this year, Porter Airlines customers will be able to travel between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and St. John’s (YYT) on a daily basis, with one scheduled flight every day set to take place.

St. John’s to Toronto – Greater connections

On June 22, Canadian airline Porter Airlines announced its latest route addition, with St. John’s on the map. The route will start operations on 6 September later this year, with one flight per day scheduled to take place.

The route will also secure further and greater connection within Porter Airline’s East Coast network to the West Coast network and destinations, such as Toronto but also Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.

On the latest route announcement, Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Porter Airlines, said the following:

“St. John’s has been an important destination in our Eastern Canada network for many years. With the introduction of the E195 to our fleet and non-stop service to Toronto Pearson, Porter now connects St. John’s from coast to coast.”

“St. John’s knows Porter provides a level of onboard service that is unmatched by any other carrier and we’re excited to now offer our elevated economy service for them to Toronto-Pearson and Western Canada.”


St. John’s is ready…

Also commenting on the matter was Dennis Hogan, chief executive officer, St. John’s International Airport Authority, who said:

“We are thrilled with Porter’s expansion from St. John’s to Toronto-Pearson using the new Embraer aircraft which builds on the current capacity that Porter has at YYT. This new route demonstrates Porter’s confidence in the St. John’s market, and we look forward to continuing our valued partnership.”

Porter Airlines is already a daily visitor at St. John’s with their route between Halifax and the destination, though operated with the airline’s ageing fleet of Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft – the company will now see both of their aircraft types on firm ground at St. John’s Int’l Airport (YYT).

Existing routings will continue with easy access to Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, among others.

This latest addition not only provides a non-stop route between Toronto and St. John’s, but also gives travellers the option of using both Toronto airports when flying with Porter between these destinations.

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is a North American airline based in Canada. The company was founded in early 2006 and completed its first commercial flight in October of the same year.

The company operates a fleet of two aircraft types, among which are the Dash-8 Q400 and Embraer E2. Porter is debuting the E195-E2 for North American travellers, featuring a 132-seat, all-economy, two-by-two configuration, and free, fast WiFi for every passenger.

The airline has ordered up to 100 E195-E2s, including 50 firm deliveries scheduled to arrive over the next two years. Porter is the only airline with no middle seats on every flight, including its existing De Havilland Dash 8-400 fleet.

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