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Porter Airlines takes off in Manitoba

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Porter Airlines inaugurated its new non-stop service between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on Sept. 7, 2023. The new route begins with two round trips daily between the capital cities.

The route will be served by Porter’s new 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft and connects Winnipeg to Porter’s eastern service network reaching Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and St. John’s via Pearson.

“Winnipeggers can finally enjoy our elevated economy product, which is unmatched by other carriers in the country. Porter offers a full-service, award-winning in-flight experience that is available to every passenger at highly competitive fares,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “We are in the process of growing our network throughout North America, providing an increasing number of flight options from east to west.”

Porter’s onboard experience includes complimentary beer and wine, snacks, and free WiFi. With their all-inclusive PorterReserve fare, passengers receive in-flights meals, fee-free flight changes, dedicated check-in, more legroom, and two checked bags.

“We’ve been eagerly counting down to Porter Airlines’ inaugural flight to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport as their arrival to our community brings several opportunities for all those who live and work here,” said Nick Hays, Winnipeg Airports Authority’s president and CEO. “Thanks to this new, exciting partnership, travellers across the region will enjoy greater connectivity and even more choice. On behalf of our entire team, we wish Porter Airlines a warm welcome to Winnipeg and look forward to working with them to grow our relationship for the benefit of the community.”


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