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June 26, 2024

Porter more than doubles capacity to five Florida destinations this winter, adds West Palm Beach service

New Florida routes from Montréal and Halifax, expanded Toronto and Ottawa service

Up to 126 weekly departures, 14 routes, six destinations, from four Canadian airports 

TORONTO / June 26, 2024 - Porter Airlines is responding to strong demand for its service by more than doubling capacity to Florida this winter. The new schedule features up to 126 weekly departures across 14 routes from four Eastern Canada airports in Toronto, Ottawa, Montre´al and Halifax. 

The line-up of destinations includes Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA), and the new addition of West Palm Beach (PBI). Seasonal service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Palm Beach International Airport begins November 14, with one daily roundtrip flight.  

New service from Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers starts this winter. Porter is the only airline offering service between Montréal and Fort Myers. 

New service also begins this winter from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) to Orlando and Tampa. 

Service from Toronto-Pearson includes up to 14 weekly flights to each of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa. Toronto-Pearson also continues with seven weekly flights to Miami. 

Service from Ottawa International Airport (YOW) includes up to 14 weekly flights to each of Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. New seasonal service commences in November from Ottawa to Fort Myers and Tampa, each with up to four weekly flights.

To From Frequency Start date(s)
West Palm Beach Toronto-Pearson Up to 7 weekly departures Nov. 14, 2024
Fort Lauderdale Toronto-Pearson Up to 14 weekly departures Year-round
Ottawa Oct. 27, 2024
Montréal Up to 7 weekly departures Nov. 2, 2024
Orlando Toronto-Pearson Up to 14 weekly departures Year-round
Ottawa
Halifax Up to 7 weekly departures Dec. 6, 2024
Miami Toronto-Pearson Up to 7 weekly departures Nov. 8, 2024
Fort Myers Toronto-Pearson Up to 7 weekly departures Oct. 25, 2024
Ottawa Up to 3 weekly departures Nov. 28, 2024
Montréal Up to 4 weekly departures Nov. 29, 2024
Tampa Toronto-Pearson Up to 14 weekly departures Oct. 27, 2024
Ottawa Up to 4 weekly departures Nov. 22, 2024
Halifax Up to 3 weekly departures Dec. 5, 2024

Passengers will travel in a style unlike any carrier serving this market, with Porter’s elevated economy experience onboard the 132-seat Embraer E195-E2. With a two-by-two configuration, there are no middle seats on any flight. Free premium snacks and free beer and wine, served in glassware, are included in every fare. Passengers also enjoy free, fast WiFi, with speeds capable of supporting the use of multiple devices and the ability to curate your own entertainment through personal streaming subscriptions. Priority check-in, extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals are also available with the all-inclusive PorterReserve fare or for purchase à la carte with PorterClassic.

Connecting flights within Porter’s own network, and globally through its partners, are available. Full schedule details can be found at www.flyporter.com.

Quotes

“We experienced a strong response to our Florida service last winter. Now, we’re providing our passengers with substantially more flight options to meet their Florida travel plans this winter, including departures from four major Canadian airports. What differentiates the Porter experience is our emphasis on style, care and charm. We provide an elevated economy experience that is unmatched in North America.”

- Kevin Jackson, president, Porter Airlines

"Palm Beach International (PBI) is excited to welcome Porter to our destination. Having another travel option to Canada's busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), offers PBI passengers an easy, convenient way to travel whether they are enjoying a leisurely vacation, visiting family and friends or attending a business meeting."

- Laura Beebe, director of airports, PBI 

"With Porter Airlines more than doubling their capacity from Canada to Florida this winter, I am thrilled that even more visitors can now experience the beauty of the Sunshine State. This expansion not only signifies the growing demand for travel to our incredible destinations, but also allows more Canadians to discover the unique charm, vibrant culture and warm hospitality that Florida has to offer." 

- Dana Young, president & CEO, VISIT FLORIDA 

"Porter Airlines continues to expand its YOW service with increased frequencies to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, along with new non-stop flights to Fort Myers and Tampa. Their recently-opened Ottawa hangar facility is a crucial part of this growth, establishing Canada’s Capital Region as a key hub for maintenance, crew operations, and network expansion."

- Joel Tkach, vice president, business development and marketing

“ADM Aéroports de Montréal is delighted with the new flights to Florida offered by its partner Porter. Whether for business or to enjoy the beaches, ocean and sunny weather of Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers, Porter’s new routes offer a range of options for passengers departing from YUL. We are very pleased to support Porter as it expands its transborder service offering to meet the needs of different traveller groups.”

- Karl Brochu, vice president, airport operations and air services development, Aéroports de Montréal

“Orlando and Tampa represent Porter’s first U.S. destinations to be served from Halifax, and we’re thrilled to be part of their expansion into Florida this year. Nova Scotians of all ages enjoy winter getaways. From magical Disney vacations to relaxing on Florida’s famous sandy beaches, we know travellers will enjoy their winter escape to Florida with Porter. Thank you, Porter Airlines, for your continued investment in our market!”

- Joyce Carter, president & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority

Since 2006, Porter Airlines has been elevating the experience of economy air travel for every passenger, providing genuine hospitality with style, care and charm. Porter’s fleet of Embraer E195-E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft serves a North American network from Eastern Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®. Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.