Porter Airlines connects Montréal to 3 new Western Canada destinations

The tailplanes of two Porter Airlines aircraft parked together.
Photo Credit: CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.

Porter Airlines has announced the addition of daily roundtrip flights on three new non-stop routes from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to Western Canada.

The new services will connect Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Calgary International Airport (YYC), and Edmonton International Airport (YEG).

These additions will enhance the connectivity between Porter’s extensive Eastern Canada network and the flourishing western destinations.

In-Flight Service Porter-style

Porter Airlines typically aims to redefine the travel experience by introducing complimentary premium snacks, beer, and wine served in glassware on these new routes.

Passengers can also enjoy free, fast WiFi, ensuring a connected journey throughout. For those seeking culinary delights, fresh and healthy meals are available on an all-inclusive basis with PorterReserve fares or can be purchased à la carte for passengers choosing PorterClassic.


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The new daily roundtrip flights will be served by the sophisticated 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

The two-by-two seating configuration ensures there are no middle seats on any Porter flight, promising a comfortable and spacious journey for all passengers.

A Porter Airlines E195-E2 E-Jet on tarmac.
Photo Credit: CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.

Strengthening Connections Across Canada

This expansion serves as a strategic bridge, connecting Montréal to Halifax, Toronto-Pearson, and Toronto-City.

The flights through Montréal complement the existing non-stop western service from Toronto-Pearson and Ottawa to each market, creating a comprehensive and efficient network.

Porter’s recent partnership with Air Transat opens up additional avenues for travelers, encompassing regions in North America, Europe, and southern destinations.

This collaboration enhances the overall travel experience, providing passengers with a broader spectrum of choices and seamless connections worldwide.

Industry Leaders Comment

Porter Airlines’ growth is not just a milestone for the company but also a commendable move recognized by key players in the aviation industry.

Kevin Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Porter Airlines, expresses the airline’s commitment to expanding Montréal’s reach and providing an unmatched elevated economy experience.

Stéphane Lapierre, Vice President of Airport Operations and Air Services Development at ADM Aéroports de Montréal, lauds the addition of Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary as an opportunity to elevate YUL’s domestic air service.

Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of Vancouver International Airport, acknowledges the significance of Porter’s service introduction, providing passengers with an additional option on the Montreal-Vancouver route.

Chris Dinsdale, CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority, also welcomes Porter’s Alberta expansion, citing it as a testament to confidence in the province’s aviation industry and the ongoing demand for travel.

Myron Keehn, President & CEO of Edmonton International Airport (YEG), highlights Porter’s commitment to the YEG market, emphasizing the pride in being part of Porter’s network of destinations.

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