Want to take a trip to the East Coast this summer? Travellers from Vancouver will soon have a new way of getting there, courtesy of Porter Airlines.

The low-cost Canadian airline just introduced a new non-stop route between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR), giving passengers another way to travel to its extensive regional Eastern Canada network.

This new route marks the airline’s first non-stop route from Ottawa to Western Canada, which opens up the region to East Coast travellers as well.

“We have eagerly awaited the expansion of Porter’s E195-E2 jet destinations from YOW and are pleased that Vancouver tops the list,” says Mark Laroche, Ottawa International Airport Authority President and CEO. “Now that Porter reaches Canada’s west and east coasts from YOW, I am confident that Porter’s current passengers and new ones alike will appreciate flying refined on these popular routes.”

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Flight info

Passengers can officially hop on board starting July 26th, with one daily roundtrip flight via the 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

Starting July 27th, Vancouver travellers can book a non-stop flight to Ottawa for $138 (Basic fare). If you want to add a carry-on bag, Porter has a Standard fare option for $164.

The scheduled service will connect with Charlottetown, Halifax, Moncton, New York, Toronto-Pearson, Toronto City and Thunder Bay through Ottawa.

Service features include complimentary premium snacks, beer, and wine, and free WiFi for all passengers. Travellers can also opt for an all-inclusive, healthy meal with PorterReserve fares, or purchased a la carte.

According to the release, the new route will complement the existing service between Toronto-Pearson and Vancouver, which has up to five daily round trips.

So there you have it, Vancouver. Safe travels!