After announcing numerous new destinations and routes in recent months, Porter is adding a direct route between Ottawa and Vancouver to its list. This announcement follows an order for the aircraft that was placed in July 2021.
Porter had only De Havilland Dash 8-400s in his fleet. Now Porter can also count on 100 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, delivered in 2022.
With these E195-E2s, Porter can offer destinations like:
- the West Coast
- the southern United States
- and the Caribbean.
New Ottawa-Vancouver route
As of today, this new route can be booked between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). These flights will begin on July 26 with a daily round trip. Here are the details:
|Vancouver YVR – Ottawa YOW||7:45 a.m.||4:03 p.m.|
|Ottawa YOW – Vancouver YVR||6:00 p.m.||7:37 p.m.|
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 round trip flight from Ottawa to Vancouver from July 26 to August 1 costs $305.64 with the Basic fare. As you might expect, this does not include checked or carry-on baggage.
Through Ottawa, this service will provide connections between Vancouver and Charlettown, Halifax, New York, Toronto-Pearson, Toronto (Billy Bishop) and Thunder Bay.
“Ottawa is positioned as a critical part of Porter’s growing North American network,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “We will continue building our presence in YOW and providing a superior level of service and travel options for economy travellers.”
Porter’s western Canada routes are still very new, following the recently announced Montreal-Vancouver and Toronto-Vancouver routes. Starting in July, Porter will offer a total of 10 non-stop flights to and from Ottawa.
This news follows several other announcements by Porter that have increased its service in Canada over the past year.
With a travel rewards credit card, you can use your reward points as a credit of all or part of your airline ticket.
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 Ottawa to Vancouver cost $305, you could use :
- 30,500 Membership Rewards points from the American Express Cobalt® Card (or other Membership Rewards credit card)
- 61,000 points (for a $305 discount) 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®.