If you fly to Toronto frequently, heads up, there’s a new airline coming to Edmonton. While it has been a big name in Toronto for a few years now, Porter Airlines announced that it is adding Edmonton to its network. Here’s what that means!

Porter Airlines will be operating flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG) starting in February, 2023. It will start with one flight daily, and increasing to three daily flights in April. There will also be connecting flights with Ottawa and Montreal.

According to the airline, roundtrip tickets will start at $250 for the new route.

“Porter is giving Canadian economy travellers the ability to fly with an airline that provides an enjoyable economy air travel experience for every passenger,” states Porter.

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“Welcoming Porter Airlines to our community is exciting for our airport, our region and the aviation industry,” says Tom Ruth, president and CEO, Edmonton International Airport (YEG).

“More flights to more places means more options for travellers, businesses and visitors. Porter provides a unique service offering, which our travellers from the Edmonton Metropolitan Region are sure to enjoy. We look forward to a strong partnership and future growth with Porter.”

For those who haven’t travelled with Porter, the airline offers every passenger “an elevated economy experience that includes no middle seats, complimentary beer and wine served in real glassware, a selection of premium snacks, free, fast WiFi for every passenger, and the option for fresh and healthy meals.”

At this time, Porter has up to 100 E195-E2 aircraft on order, providing the ability to operate throughout North America, including destinations across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean. In Toronto, the majority of its flights thus far have been operating out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which is located on Toronto Island.