E195-E2 Porter Airlines-EDIT-EDIT

Porter: New flights between Ontario and Florida

To the point From November 2023, Porter Airlines launches daily service between Florida and Ontario: Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers from Toronto, and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale fromOttawa.

Porter Airlines continues to grow and expand its North American network, introducing seven new routes to Florida from November 2023.

The airline recently placed an order for 50 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, which will result in a considerable expansion of its fleet. In the coming years, Porter aims to expand its services to include the following regions:

  • Canada from coast to coast
  • the United States
  • Mexico
  • and the Caribbean.
porter Network Map 2022 en

Its loyalty program, VIPorter, has also been enhanced and now offers status match with Aeroplan, having done the same earlier this year with WestJet Rewards.

New routes from Toronto

Porter Airlines adds daily flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and five Florida cities: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA). The service will be launched from November to December, depending on the destination.

Here is detailed information for each route:

Route Departure Arrival From
Toronto YYZ – Tampa TPA 4:30 p.m. 7:32 p.m. November 1, 2023
Tampa TPA – Toronto YYZ 9:05 a.m. 12:00 p.m. November 2, 2023
Toronto YYZ – Fort Myers RSW 4:45 p.m. 8:00 p.m. November 10, 2023
Fort Myers RSW – Toronto YYZ 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. November 11, 2023
Toronto YYZ – Orlando MCO 12:00 p.m. 2:58 p.m. November 21, 2023
Orlando MCO – Toronto YYZ 8:00 a.m. 10:48 a.m. November 22, 2023
Toronto YYZ – Fort Lauderdale FLL 12:15 p.m. 3:34 p.m. November 30, 2023
Fort Lauderdale FLL – Toronto YYZ 8:40 a.m. 11:55 a.m. December 1, 2023
Toronto YYZ – Miami MIA 3:40 p.m. 7:05 p.m. December 12, 2023
Miami MIA – Toronto YYZ 8:40 a.m. 12:00 p.m. December 13, 2023

New routes from Ottawa

Porter also adds two routes from Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and the cities of Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO). The daily service will start at the end of November and here are the schedule details:

Route Departure Arrival From
Ottawa YOW – Orlando MCO 5:30 p.m. 8:59 p.m. November 21, 2023
Orlando MCO – Ottawa YOW 4:00 p.m. 7:02 p.m.
Ottawa YOW – Fort Lauderdale FLL 4:45 p.m. 8:32 p.m. November 30, 2023
Fort Lauderdale FLL – Ottawa YOW 4:30 p.m. 7:49 p.m.

Porter Airlines offers an enhanced economy-class experience. The cabin two-by-two configuration eliminates the middle seat and improves comfort for all passengers. Onboard services include premium snacks, complimentary beer and wine, and free Wi-Fi for all.


Bottom line

Ontario residents now have more options for reaching Florida this winter.

In the past year, Porter Airlines has significantly increased its service in Canada. It will be interesting to see the completion of the new terminal at Saint-Hubert airport (YHU) and flights that will follow.

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