Porter Airlines Launches New Routes to Fort Lauderdale from Toronto and Ottawa
Toronto, Canada - Porter Airlines, a prominent player in the North American aviation sector, has announced the inauguration of two new flight routes to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Ottawa International Airport (YOW). This expansion marks a significant enhancement in the airline's Florida offerings, catering to the growing demand for travel between Eastern Canada and the Sunshine State.
Enhanced Passenger Experience with Porter Airlines
Passengers traveling on these new routes will experience Porter's unique elevated economy service. This includes complimentary amenities such as free inflight WiFi, allowing travelers to stay connected throughout their journey. Additionally, all passengers will enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and premium snacks, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable flight experience.
Porter's all-inclusive PorterReserve fares offer an even more luxurious experience with priority check-in, extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh, healthy meals. These premium services are also available à la carte to PorterClassic passengers, providing flexibility and choice to all travelers.
Aircraft and Flight Details
The new routes to Fort Lauderdale will be operated daily using the 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. This aircraft features a two-by-two configuration, eliminating the discomfort of middle seats and ensuring a more pleasant flight experience for all passengers.
For the first time, these routes will enable passengers to enjoy Porter's renowned style, care, and charm on flights connecting Fort Lauderdale to Western Canada destinations such as Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver, with connections via Toronto Pearson and Ottawa International.
Expanding Florida Footprint
"Florida is a popular destination for Canadians, and Fort Lauderdale is the fourth market in the state that Porter has launched this fall," said Kevin Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Porter Airlines. The airline's expansion into Fort Lauderdale is a strategic move to cater to the high demand for travel between Canada and Florida.
Welcoming Remarks from Airport Executives
Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation at FLL, expressed enthusiasm for welcoming Porter Airlines, highlighting the significance of Canada as FLL's number one international market. Mark Laroche, President and CEO of Ottawa International Airport, also welcomed the new routes, emphasizing the convenience they offer to the region's sizable snowbird population who favor South Florida for winter stays.
Khalil Lamrabet, Chief Commercial Officer at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, noted that Fort Lauderdale was the most in-demand US route from Pearson last winter. He expressed excitement over Porter's commitment to expanding its network at YYZ, satisfying passenger demand and providing more travel options.
About Porter Airlines
Since its inception in 2006, Porter Airlines has been dedicated to elevating the economy air travel experience. Known for its genuine hospitality, the airline operates a fleet of Embraer E195-E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft, serving a North American network from Eastern Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Porter is recognized as an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.