Porter Airlines announced that it has increased capacity on three Halifax routes. Beginning 31MAR, service between St. John's, Montréal and Ottawa will be operated on the Embraer E195-E2.
The routes are currently operated with the 78-seat Dash 8-400. The Embraer E195-E2 seats 132 passengers in an all-economy cabin.
The Halifax-Ottawa route will have three daily roundtrip flights. St. John's and Montréal will operate with two daily roundtrips, increasing to three daily in MAY.
"We're seeing continuing strong demand for Porter's unique product across Eastern Canada. Increasing capacity in these markets from Halifax will provide more access for passengers looking to travel with ease across our full North American network," said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. "Porter has been serving Halifax since 2007, and this reaffirms our ongoing commitment to the airport and the community."
Passengers will continue to receive complimentary wine and beer served in glassware, premium snacks, and free WiFi for all passengers.
"We are thrilled that Porter Airlines is responding to the demand in Atlantic Canada by increasing capacity on routes that have been underserved since the pandemic. Using the Embraer E195-E2 jet aircraft on these three routes will provide our passengers with more opportunities to enjoy the exceptional Porter experience. As a strong, long-standing partner since 2007, this expansion reaffirms Porter's commitment to our airport and community," said Joyce Carter, president and CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority.
As Open Jaw reported, Porter recently exercised purchase rights to place a firm order for 25 Embraer E195-E2 passenger jets, adding to its 50 existing firm orders. The new aircraft will be used to extend Porter's service to destinations throughout North America.
The Dash 8-400s will be redeployed to increase frequencies in other markets. More information will be available soon.