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Porter Airlines adding more connections in Western Canada

Porter Airlines is adding daily roundtrip flights on three new non-stop routes between Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG). (CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.)

Toronto’s Porter Airlines announced Dec. 4 that it is adding daily service from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton in spring 2024.

“Montréal has been an important part of Porter’s network since 2006, and our presence continues to grow. We’re building out YUL with popular destinations and strategic partnerships, so travellers can connect coast-to-coast with an unmatched elevated economy experience,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines with the announcement.

Starting in April, Porter will provide daily service between Montréal and Vancouver.

“It is great to see Porter Airlines introduce service between Montreal and Vancouver. As one of our busiest markets within Canada, this will provide passengers with an additional option on the route,” said Tamara Vrooman, president and CEO, Vancouver International Airport.

In May, the airline will add service to and from Montréal to Edmonton and Calgary. Passengers on these routes will also experience service features that include complimentary premium snacks, beer and wine, and free WiFi.

“Porter’s Alberta expansion is a testament to its confidence in our province’s aviation industry, and the ongoing demand for travel in our region. We are thrilled to add an additional connection to Montréal as the third route to Porter’s offering out of YYC, increasing connectivity and giving travellers even more options to explore our two remarkable cities,” said Chris Dinsdale, CEO, at the Calgary Airport Authority.

The service will also connect passengers to Halifax, Toronto-Pearson and Toronto-City through Montréal. These new routes are in addition to non-stop service from Toronto-Pearson and Ottawa to all three western cities.