Porter: New connections between Montreal and Western Canada and Ottawa-Winnipeg

To the point Porter Airlines announces new routes for spring 2024 connecting Montreal to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, as well as a non-stop flight between Ottawa and Winnipeg.

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A week after announcing the launch of a joint venture with Air Transat to share their networks, Porter continues its expansion with the announcement of three new round-trip routes to Montreal and Western Canada, plus one between Ottawa and Winnipeg.

With its new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft due for delivery in 2022, and the order for a further 25 aircraft announced last week, Porter now offers destinations such as :

  • Canada’s west coast
  • the southern United States
  • Mexico
  • and the Caribbean
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Porter - New connections between Montreal and Western Canada

It is now possible to book the new daily round-trip routes linking Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG). These flights will operate from the following dates and times:

Flight Start date Departure Arrival
Montreal YUL – Vancouver YVR April 11 5:00 p.m. 7:46 p.m.
Vancouver YVR – Montreal YUL April 12 8:05 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Montreal YUL – Edmonton YEG May 1st 7:15 p.m. 9:50 p.m.
Edmonton YEG – Montreal YUL May 2 8:55 a.m. 2:56 p.m.
Montreal YUL – Calgary YYC May 28 6:20 p.m. 9:05 p.m.
Calgary YYC – Montreal YUL May 29 9:30 a.m. 3:32 p.m.

This new service will connect Halifax, Toronto-Pearson and Billy Bishop via Montreal. Porter’s connections to Western Canada are still new, following the recently announced Ottawa-Calgary, Ottawa-Vancouver and Toronto-Vancouver routes.

“Montréal has been an important part of Porter’s network since 2006, and our presence continues to grow. We’re building out YUL with popular destinations and strategic partnerships, so travellers can connect coast-to-coast with an unmatched elevated economy experience.”

The Porter advantage: services on board this flight include complimentary snacks, beer and wine, and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. An offer not to be overlooked by business travelers!

More destinations have been announced recently by Porter, including Florida and Western United States.

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Porter - New non-stop flight between Ottawa and Winnipeg

Tickets for the new non-stop flight between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Winnipeg Richardson Airport (YWG) are on sale now at the introductory fare of $525. The flight will be offered from May 16, 2024 on a daily basis and the schedule is as follows:

Flight Departure Arrival
Ottawa YOW – Winnipeg YWG 9:00 a.m. 10:47 a.m.
Winnipeg YWG – Ottawa YOW 11:40 a.m. 3:12 p.m.

This new route will allow travellers from Manitoba to stop over in Ottawa on their way to Boston, Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, New York, Thunder Bay, Toronto (Pearson and Billy Bishop airports) and St. John’s.

Winnipeg will thus become the 14th destination served by Porter from the nation’s capital.

Consistent connectivity between Winnipeg and Ottawa-Gatineau is paramount for both business and leisure travellers. Porter’s appropriately sized jets, coupled with its robust presence in the National Capital Region, create an optimal environment for success on this key route.


Bottom Line

This news follows several other announcements by Porter that have increased its service in Canada over the past year. Combined with the code-share with Air Transat, it will be interesting to monitor flight availability and prices as supply increases among airlines.

With a travel points credit card, you can use your reward points to reimburse all or part of the cost of your plane ticket.

To pay for your reservation with points, charge the cost of your flight on Porter to one of the credit cards below.

You can then reimburse all or part of the cost of your plane ticket. For example, if your Porter ticket from Montreal to Calgary cost $450, you can use :

When it comes to checking in luggage, choosing a seat on board or parking at the airport, there are options to reduce costs. 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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Travelling is a way of life for Marie-Ève, who spends almost six months a year abroad. She's always looking for waves to surf, great coffee and the best strategies to travel longer. You'll probably find her in a coworking space with other digital nomads, or by the sea watching the sunsets.

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