After announcing numerous new destinations and routes in recent months, Porter adds a direct route between Toronto and Winnipeg to its list, and announces the forthcoming delivery of ten Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to its fleet.
New Toronto-Winnipeg route
It is now possible to book this new route between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport (YWG). These flights will start on September 7, 2023, with a frequency of two daily roudntrip flights. Here are the details:
|Toronto YYZ – Winnipeg YWG||10:05 a.m., 3:50 p.m.||11:41 a.m., 5:26 p.m.|
|Winnipeg YWG – Toronto YYZ||12:30 p.m., 6:20 p.m.||3:55 pm, 9:45 pm|
Interesting fact: On-board amenities on this flight include complimentary snacks, beer and wine and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. An offer not to be overlooked for business travelers!
For example, a return flight from Toronto-Winnipeg from September 18 to 21 will cost $176.91 with the Basic fare. As you might expect, this does not include checked or carry-on baggage.
“Winnipegers will soon have access to Porter’s elevated economy experience, an option that doesn’t exist in Winnipeg today,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “Porter has been recognized as having the best cabin service in North America, and we provide that award-winning service to every passenger at highly competitive fares.”
This new service follows other recently announced routes between Ottawa-Vancouver, Montreal-Vancouver and Toronto-Vancouver.
All flights between Toronto and Winnipeg will be operated by Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, justifying the arrival of ten additional aircraft during 2023.
10 more Embraer E195-E2 aircraft
Porter has concluded sale and leaseback agreements for ten Embraer E195-E2 aircraft with Avolon, recognized as a world leader in aircraft leasing. These aircraft will be delivered later in 2023. Porter, which had only De Havilland Dash 8-400s in its fleet, currently operates 11 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The addition of 10 units is part of a 50-unit order, with the option of buying 50 more.
With these E195-E2s, Porter can offer destinations like:
- the West Coast
- the southern United States
- and the Caribbean.
“The E2 is an incredible addition to Porter’s fleet, offering best-in-class seat cost economics and providing an ideal platform to deliver the truly differentiated in-flight economy passenger experience that Porter is known for. This means treating everyone with care and offering complimentary amenities like WiFi, and beer and wine served in glassware throughout the cabin,” said Jeffrey Brown, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Porter. “We are excited to partner with Avolon and value their reputation and expertise in aircraft leasing, which makes them an ideal new partner.”
This news follows several other announcements by Porter that have increased its service in Canada over the past year.
To pay for your reservation with points, charge the cost of your flight on Porter to one of the credit cards below.
You will then be able to refund all or part of the cost of your airfare. For example, if your Porter ticket from Toronto-Winnipeg cost $177, you can use :
- 17,700 American Express Cobalt® Card Membership Rewards (or other Membership Rewards credit card)
- 35,400 points (for a rebate of $177) or your $100 annual Travel Privilege credit from the HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®
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®.