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Embraer Porter

Porter: New domestic connection and service from Toronto to Los Angeles and San Francisco

To the point Porter Airlines continues to expand its U.S. service with the addition of daily round-trip service from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Toronto, as well as service between Ottawa and Edmonton.

A few weeks after announcing new flights to Florida, Porter Airlines continues to grow and expand its North American network, introducing two new round-trip routes from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to two cities in California: Los Angeles (LAX ) and San Francisco (SFO). These routes will start on January 16 and January 25, 2024, respectively.


Porter Airlines - The American West

Here is detailed information for each route:

Route Departure Arrival From
Toronto YYZ – Los Angeles LAX 10:30 a.m. 1:05 p.m. January 16, 2024
Los Angeles LAX – Toronto YYZ 2:45 p.m. 10:32 p.m. January 16, 2024
Toronto YYZ – San Francisco SFO 10:30 a.m. 1:22 p.m. January 25, 2024
San Francisco SFO – Toronto YYZ 2:50 p.m. 10:36 p.m. January 25, 2024

These two new routes will be served by Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, offering 132 seats in economy class only in a two-by-two configuration. PorterReserve fares can also be booked for seats with extra legroom, meals and pre-mixed cocktails.

The upside of Porter’s economy class is the free Wi-Fi connection, as well as a selection of snacks, beer and wine; options that usually require additional charges on board other airlines.

Porter Airlines - Ottawa and Edmonton

Porter also announces the addition of a daily return flight betweenOttawa International Airport (YOW) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG), also using Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

This route will improve connectivity by offering connections between the East Coast and Ottawa, such as Newark and Boston.

“We’re continuing to expand our Western Canada network and this new route connects travellers with many of our well-established Eastern Canada destinations,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “With our elevated approach to service, passengers enjoy every step of their journey when they fly with Porter.”

This new route joins 11 other non-stop services from Ottawa, including Vancouver, Toronto-Pearson, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.

Porter's expansion

This news follows Porter’s service expansion plan, with the first routes to the western United States. After ordering 50 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, Porter will expand its services to include the following regions over the next few years:

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

Here’s some news from the past few months that bears witness to this expansion:

Its loyalty program, VIPorter, has also been improved and is becoming increasingly competitive after offering status match with Aeroplan and WestJet Rewards during the year.

Bottom Line

Residents of Toronto and surrounding areas will soon have more and more options for visiting the U.S., while those in Ottawa will have easier access to Western Canada, and those in Edmonton will have one more option for visiting New York and Boston.

Finally, the construction of a new terminal at Montreal Saint-Hubert Airport (YHU ) announced in February 2023 will be one to watch, as it will serve Porter flights.

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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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