Porter to offer direct flights from Ottawa to two Florida destinations starting this fall

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Porter Airlines will be using its new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft for daily round-trip direct flights from Ottawa to two destinations in Florida starting in November.

Porter will fly from the Ottawa International Airport (YOW) to both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando using the larger aircraft.

“Fort Lauderdale and Orlando are popular Florida destinations for Ottawa-Gatineau passengers,” said Mark Laroche, president and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, in a news release. “Whether you’re snowbirds escaping the winter, or a family heading to one of Florida’s many attractions like Magic Kingdom, Porter’s new non-stop service will make getting to the sun and sand more comfortable this winter.”

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Porter also announced new direct flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Canadians represent the largest group of international travellers to Florida. 

“Orlando International Airport is pleased to welcome Porter Airlines as it opens more markets to one of our largest international destinations, Canada. Additional service to Toronto and Ottawa only helps to strengthen the bonds between these vibrant and exciting destinations,” said Kevin Thibault, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

The new routes are Porter’s first to the U.S. using its 132-seat, all-economy Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. 

Porter’s fleet of Embraer E195-E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft serves a North American network from Eastern Canada. Porter is headquartered in Toronto.

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