Porter launches new Ottawa-Fredericton flights

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Ottawa residents have a new air connection to Atlantic Canada.

Porter Airlines launched daily non-stop service between Fredericton, N.B. and Ottawa on Sept. 12.

Departure times for the 1.5-hour flight vary through the week.

"Having Ottawa-Gatineau well-connected to Canada's provincial and territorial capitals just makes sense,” Mark Laroche, president and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, stated earlier this year. “The addition of Porter Airlines to this route enhances both capitals' business and tourism connectivity.”

Fredericton is home to the second-largest military base in Canada, which gives the New Brunswick capital strong ties to Ottawa, officials at the Fredericton International Airport Authority added.

Air Canada already connects the two cities with direct flights.