Porter Launching its First Jet Service to U.S. with Non-Stop Flights to 5 Florida Destinations this Fall

Porter Airlines E195-E2 Embraer

In another move that shows how Porter is challenging Canada's larger airlines, the airline has announced it's launching daily service from YYZ and YOW to five Florida destinations this fall with its new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The new routes are Porter’s first to the U.S. using its 132-seat, all-economy Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

Service includes Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), and Tampa (TPA); as well as Ottawa International Airport (YOW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Orlando (MCO).

All routes begin with one daily, roundtrip flight.

“Canadians are used to flying to Florida, but not like this," said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines.

"Porter’s all-economy onboard service is unmatched by any other carrier in North America. Whether that’s free WiFi, no middle seats, free beer and wine alongside premium snacks, or fresh, healthy food, Porter is challenging the industry’s definition of economy air travel. We believe that time onboard our aircraft is just as important as at the destination.”

The company points out that the two-by-two configuration of Porter's Embraer jets means that Porter is the only airline with no middle seats on every flight.

The flight schedule and respective start dates are below. Detailed schedules and Porter Escapes vacation packages can be found on www.flyporter.com. 

Route Departure Arrival Flights Begin
Toronto Pearson - Tampa

Tampa - Toronto Pearson

4:30 p.m.

9:05 a.m.

7:32 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

01NOV, 2023

02NOV, 2023

Toronto Pearson - Fort Myers

Fort Myers - Toronto Pearson

4:45 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

8:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

10NOV, 2023

11NOV, 2023

Toronto Pearson - Orlando

Orlando - Toronto Pearson

12:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.

2:58 p.m.

10:48 a.m.

21NOV, 2023

22NOV, 2023

Orlando - Ottawa

Ottawa - Orlando

4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

7:02 p.m.

8:59 p.m.

21NOV, 2023
Toronto Pearson - Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale - Toronto Pearson

12:15 p.m.

8:40 a.m.

3:34 p.m.

11:55 a.m.

30NOV, 2023

01DEC, 2023

Ottawa - Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale - Ottawa

4:45 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

8:32 p.m.

7:49 p.m.

30NOV, 2023
Toronto Pearson - Miami

Miami - Toronto Pearson

3:40 p.m.

8:40 a.m.

7:05 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

12DEC, 2023

13DEC, 2023

All times are local


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