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Porter Airlines inaugurates new nonstop routes connecting Montreal and California

<p><em>Seasonal Los Angeles and San Francisco service starts this week</em></p> <p>TORONTO / June 27, 2024 - Porter Airlines is launching two new seasonal, nonstop routes connecting Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).</p> <p>The YUL-LAX route offers four-times weekly service beginning June 27, while the YUL-SFO route operates three-times weekly starting June 28.</p> <p>The seasonal routes run until October 26, providing travellers with seamless connections between Eastern Canada and the Golden State’s vibrant west coast.</p> <p>Passengers on these new routes will enjoy Porter's signature service, which includes complimentary premium snacks, free beer and wine served in glassware, and free, fast WiFi for all passengers. Fresh, healthy meals are also available on an all-inclusive basis with PorterReserve fares or can be purchased à la carte for those travelling in PorterClassic.</p> <p>The flights are operated by the state-of-the-art 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, configured two-by-two which means no middle seats on any Porter flight. The E195-E2 is the most environmentally-friendly single-aisle aircraft, 65% quieter and up to 25% more fuel-efficient than previous-generation technology.</p> <p>The flight schedule is as follows:</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width:500px"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="row">Route</th> <th scope="col">Service Begins</th> <th scope="col">Departure</th> <th scope="col">Arrival</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>YUL - LAX<br /> (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Sat.)</td> <td>June 27</td> <td>7:40 p.m.</td> <td>10:36 p.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>LAX - YUL<br /> (Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sun.)</td> <td>June 28</td> <td>6:15 a.m.</td> <td> <p>2:40 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>YUL - SFO<br /> (Tues., Fri., Sun.)</p> </td> <td>June 28</td> <td>8:00 p.m.</td> <td>11:12 p.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>SFO - YUL<br /> (Mon., Wed., Sat.)</td> <td>June 29</td> <td>6:15 a.m.</td> <td>2:40 p.m.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The routes connect to Halifax, Toronto-Pearson and Toronto-City through Montréal-Trudeau, complementing existing daily non-stop service between Toronto-Pearson with both Los Angeles and San Francisco.</p> <p>Porter's joint venture partnership with Air Transat also facilitates convenient connections from YUL throughout Europe, including destinations such as Paris, London, Amsterdam and Marseille. Additionally, passengers flying into Los Angeles and San Francisco can connect to Alaska Airlines, accessing their broad U.S. West Coast network.</p> <p>Detailed schedules can be found on www.flyporter.com.</p> <p><strong>Quotes</strong></p> <p>“These new routes open up exciting travel opportunities for our passengers. With our enhanced service offerings and strategic partnerships, we are committed to delivering an elevated travel experience across North America and beyond.”</p> <ul> <li>Kevin Jackson, president, Porter Airlines</li> </ul> <p>Earlier this year, we welcomed Porter Airlines to LAX with the inaugural Toronto route, and now look forward to the summer seasonal service connecting Los Angeles with Montreal. Porter’s commitment to serving the Los Angeles market is apparent, and we are excited to see them continue to expand their service offerings at LAX.”</p> <ul> <li>Doug Webster, Interim Chief Operations and Maintenance Officer, Los Angeles World Airports</li> </ul> <p>“ADM Aéroports de Montréal welcomes the addition of San Francisco and Los Angeles to Porter’s list of destinations. These new direct routes enhance the offering from Montréal and represent a great opportunity to develop air service to the United States. Whether for leisure or business, as a final destination or to connect to other cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco offer a range of possibilities, and these connections confirm once again the positioning of YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport as an international hub. Thank you to Porter for providing passengers with additional options that benefit our entire community!”</p> <ul> <li>Karl Brochu, vice president, Airport Operations and Air Services Development at Aéroports de Montréal.</li> </ul> <p>“We are excited to welcome Porter Airlines’ new service from SFO to Montreal. Porter offers San Francisco Bay Area travelers an exciting new way to Canada that reflects our own commitment to creating an exceptional air travel experience. We thank Porter for their continued support of SFO, and are confident this new service will be a success.”</p> <ul> <li>Ivar C. Satero, airport director, San Francisco International Airport</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Porter</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>-30-</p> <p>Media contact:</p> <p>Porter Airlines<br /> [email protected]</p>

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