Three New Routes Coming Soon
Three routes from Montreal will launch across April and May of 2024 from Montreal as part of the airline’s further strengthening in Eastern Canada.
From April 11, the airline will launch flights between Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Service will depart at 1700 and arrive in Vancouver at 1946 local time.
The return flight will commence on April 12 with departure at 0805 and arrival into Montreal at 1600. All these times are local to their respective end destination.
Porter’s Edmonton International Airport (YEG) flight will commence on May 1, 2024, arriving at 2150. Like the Vancouver service, the return leg will depart the next day. Beginning May 2, 2024, at 0855, arrival back into Montreal will be at 1456.
Finally, service to Calgary International Airport (YYC) will commence May 28, 2024, at 1820, with arrival at 2105. Departure will come the following morning at 0930, arriving in Montreal at 1532.
Porter says that the roundtrip flights will all be operated by its fleet of Embraer E195-E2 jets. Again, the company highlights the two-by-two configuration, eliminating the middle seat.
The airline has configured its E195-E2s to seat 132 passengers, focusing on comfort. The service will feature complimentary snacks, free, fast WiFi, and other additional purchase options.
Service Enhancement Thanks To Air Transat
Porter Airlines notes that alongside the route expansion from Montreal, its joint venture with Air Transat will offer substantial benefits with the ability to make additional connections.
Thanks to the joint venture created, the two Canadian carriers will look to transform the current landscape with a more competitive service offering.
Porter and Air Transat say combining their complementary networks should benefit their current and future customers. This should be visible through enhanced travel options across regions such as North, Central and South America, Europe, North Africa, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Utilising the existing networks from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Montreal Trudeau (YUL), the firm belief is this will be a defining moment in the Canadian air travel sector. The expectation is that throughout 2024, this alliance will be gradually implemented.
Comments From Executives
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.Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines
ADM Aéroports de Montréal is delighted with the addition of Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary to the destinations offered by Porter. These new direct routes enhance the offer from Montréal and represent a great opportunity to develop YUL’s domestic air service. We are very pleased to support Porter in expanding its Canadian offer, which meets the needs of different groups of travellers. A vibrant airport is one that benefits the entire community. That’s the strength of YUL.Stéphane Lapierre, vice president, airport operations and air services development, Aéroports de Montréal