Porter Airlines Expands to Southwest Florida with New Service to Fort Myers
Toronto, Canada – Porter Airlines has officially launched its daily, roundtrip service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. This marks the airline's first venture into southwest Florida, expanding its North American network and fulfilling the growing demand for Canadian travel to the Sunshine State.
A New Gateway to Sunshine and Warmth
Porter Airlines, known for its exceptional service, is enhancing its North American expansion plan with the addition of Fort Myers to its destination list. This new route caters to the increasing number of Canadians seeking sunny escapes in Florida, offering a direct and convenient option for travelers.
State-of-the-Art Embraer E195-E2 Aircraft
The flights between Toronto Pearson and Fort Myers are operated using the modern Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. This 132-seat, all-economy aircraft features a comfortable two-by-two configuration, making Porter the only carrier to guarantee passengers no middle seats. This unique offering is set to enhance the overall travel experience for passengers.
An Elevated Economy Experience
Porter is committed to providing an elevated economy experience. Passengers can enjoy free, fast WiFi, allowing them to stream their favorite platforms and stay connected throughout the flight. The airline also offers a selection of premium snacks, and complimentary beer and wine served in glassware, ensuring a luxurious experience for all onboard.
Additional Comforts and Services
For those seeking extra comfort, PorterReserve fares include extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals. These amenities are also available à la carte with PorterClassic fares, providing flexibility and choice to all passengers.
Expanding Florida Routes
Fort Myers is part of Porter's new non-stop routes introduced this year to serve Canadians' growing interest in traveling to Florida. Other Florida routes include Toronto-Pearson to Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, as well as Ottawa to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
Welcoming Words from Industry Leaders
Kevin Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Porter Airlines, expressed his enthusiasm for bringing Porter's elevated economy experience to southwest Florida. Ben Siegel, Executive Director of the Lee County Port Authority, extended a warm welcome to Porter Airlines at Southwest Florida International Airport. Khalil Lamrabet, Chief Commercial Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, highlighted the importance of increased capacity and passenger choice with this new service.
About Porter Airlines
Since 2006, Porter Airlines has been redefining economy air travel, offering genuine hospitality with style, care, and charm. Its fleet, including the Embraer E195-E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft, serves a North American network from Eastern Canada. As an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®, Porter continues to elevate the flight experience for passengers.