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Porter: New destinations and new options with new aircraft

To the point With its new aircraft, Porter will offer new destinations and an enhanced flying experience.

Addition of new E195-E2 aircraft and new destinations

*** Update on December 08, 2022: First Embraer E195-E2 destinations in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa announced.

*** Update December 13, 2022: New Toronto YYZ to Edmonton YEG route

***Updated December 14, 2022: Four new non-stop flights from Ottawa, including to Quebec City

*** Updated December 15, 2022: New Toronto YYZ to Calgary YYC route


Porter Airlines confirmed today new options to enhance the comfort of its economy class passengers with its recently received new aircraft.

Moreover, the announcement of these aircraft orders had been made in July 2021.

Porter had only De Havilland Dash 8-400s in his fleet. From now on, it can also count on 100 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, delivered this year.

With these E195-E2s, Porter will be able to offer destinations such as:

  • the West Coast
  • Southern United States
  • Mexico
  • and the Caribbean.

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) will be the first to host these future direct connections.

Also, these single-aisle aircraft are quieter and consume 25% less fuel than the previous model. Here is a partial map of their current and future destinations:

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Update on December 15, 2022: New destinations confirmed

*** Updated December 08, 2022: First Embraer E195-E2 destinations from Toronto to Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa announced.

As of today, three new routes can be booked between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and :

  • Montreal YUL
  • Ottawa YOW
  • and Vancouver YVR

So, for the first time in its history, Porter will fly to Western Canada. In addition, Porter already has a Toronto – Ottawa and Toronto – Montreal route, but they are operated out of Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ).

The schedules are as follows:

As of Number of daily return flights Round trip rates starting at :
Toronto YYZ – Ottawa YOW February 1, 2023 4 $225
Toronto YYZ – Montreal YUL February 1, 2023 4 (as of February 7, 2023) $225
Toronto YYZ – Vancouver YVR February 7, 2023 3 (as of March 21, 2023) 248 $

*** Update December 13, 2022: New Toronto YYZ to Edmonton YEG route

Still operated by Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, the Toronto – Edmonton flight is added with Porter :

As of Number of daily return flights Round trip rates starting at :
Toronto YYZ – Edmonton February 14, 2023 3 (as of April 19, 2023) $250

***Updated December 14, 2022: Four new non-stop flights from Ottawa

Porter currently has flights from Ottawa YOW to Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton and Toronto. As of March 27, 2023, travellers in Ottawa will have direct flights to four new destinations. The routes will be operated by 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft.

Number of daily return flights Round trip rates starting at :
Ottawa YOW – Quebec YQB 1 322 $
Ottawa YOW – Boston BOS 1 330 $
Ottawa YOW – New York Newark EWR 2 352 $
Ottawa YOW – Thunder Bay YQT 2 $366

***Updated December 15, 2022: Addition of a link between Toronto YYZ and Calgary YYC

Porter adds a second destination in Western Canada. Starting February 22, 2023, travellers from Toronto will be able to fly directly to Calgary. The routes will be operated by Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

Number of daily return flights Round trip rates starting at :
Toronto YYZ – Calgary YYC 2 262 $
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Porter is already known for serving a selection of complimentary premium snacks and beverages, including beer and wine served “in glass glasses.”

With its new E195-E2 aircraft, passengers will also be able to enjoy a free fast Wi-Fi connection.

In addition, these aircraft will not have a business class. Their cabin plan includes only economy class seats, for a total of 132 seats.

There will be two options in this economy class:

  • PorterReserve
  • PorterClassic

In the E195-E2 aircraft, PorterReserve class is the first four rows of the cabin (16 seats). The legroom will be similar to what is found in the business classes of other airlines.

In the Dash 8-400 aircraft, PorterReserve seats will be in the first two rows (4 seats), with approximately 4 inches less leg room.

By the way, the PorterReserve class includes:

  • priority check-in and boarding at the airport
  • seats with more legroom
  • fresh meals on board long-distance trips
  • premium beer, cocktails, wine and snacks
  • two pieces of checked luggage
  • and the ability to make changes to the flight itinerary at no charge.

There will be two levels of fares for the PorterReserve class.

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PorterClassic will simply be the standard economy class. Options such as the PorterReserve class should be purchased separately.

There will be four levels of pricing for PorterClassic, depending on the different options.

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Bottom line

As Porter expands, it will be flying to new horizons soon. Sounds promising! We are very curious to know the next destinations from Montreal.

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For example, charge your flight expense to one of the credit cards below.

Then, you will be able to refund all or part of the cost of your airfare. For example, if your Porter ticket from Montreal to Toronto cost $225, you could use :

There are options to reduce costs of checking in luggage, choosing a seat on board or parking at the airport. Don’t forget that you can use up to $150 in annual credits on your National Bank’s World Elite Mastercard®.

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Caroline Tremblay
I'm Caroline, a loyalty program specialist! I use my points to travel more often and at a lower price with my spouse and our two children. I'm passionate about writing about the latest rewards news and how to put more points in your pocket.

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