Porter Airlines Heads West With Daily Flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco

by Anthony Losanno
Porter Airlines Tails

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Porter Airlines is a Toronto-based airline that connects passengers to 18 cities across Canada and the US. In January, Porter is launching daily flights to both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from its hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Porter California

The new routes will be operated by Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. These feature 132 Economy Class seats in a 2-2 configuration (meaning no one is stuck in a middle seat on any Porter flight).

Porter promises that all passengers receive “celebrity treatment with Porter’s elevated economy experience.” This includes free Wi-Fi, a selection of premium snacks, and free beer and wine served in glassware. Extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails, and fresh meals are available with the all-inclusive PorterReserve fares or can be purchased à la carte with PorterClassic fares.

Porter Airlines

Kevin Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Porter Airlines, said:

Porter’s onboard experience focuses on providing economy travelers with service that is unmatched by any carrier in North America. We believe that every passenger deserves genuine hospitality and high-quality service that makes time onboard our aircraft something to look forward to. Our arrival in California will be welcomed by those looking for a new way to travel between the west coast and Canada.”

Anthony’s Take: I’ve never flown Porter, but they came on my radar when they recently announced service to Tampa. The carrier continues to expand and will hopefully put some price pressure on Air Canada and WestJet, which seem to have really expensive fares.

(Image Credits: Porter Airlines.)

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1 comment

FrequentWanderer October 4, 2023 - 9:49 am

In unrelated news, United and Air Canada shortly to announce the enhancements to the Transborder Joint Venture, including a noontime UA 787 departure from SFO and LAX to Toronto (e.g., see San Diego to Dulles for comparison), Rouge service from SFO at 1pm, and additional LAX and SFO departures to Toronto at 2pm, 2:30pm and 3pm. Further, double PQP/SQM in MileagePlus and Aeroplan on these sectors.

While that above is tongue in cheek, if UA had enough pilots, and AC had any reliability, I’d expect a power response to this incursion.


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