27 June, 2023

Porter Airlines spreading its wings to Winnipeg & St. John’s

The Canadian regional airline Porter has started to spread its wings even further as it plans for mass expansion into the  jet travel market from Toronto's Pearson International Airport

From 7th September, Porter will start a double daily service to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport using state-of-the-art, 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. 

Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) to Winnipeg (YWG)10:05 a.m.11:41 a.m.
Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) to Winnipeg (YWG)3:50 p.m.5:26 p.m.
Winnipeg (YWG) to Toronto-Pearson (YYZ)2:30 p.m.3:55 p.m.
Winnipeg (YWG) to Toronto-Pearson (YYZ)6:20 p.m.9:45 p.m.

All times are local

“Winnipegers will soon have access to Porter’s elevated economy experience, an option that doesn’t exist in Winnipeg today,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “Porter has been recognized as having the best cabin service in North America, and we provide that award-winning service to every passenger at highly competitive fares.”

According to the airline, the onboard experience includes complimentary beer and wine served in real glassware, a selection of free premium snacks, fast streaming WiFi, and no middle seats. In addition to this,  the all-inclusive PorterReserve fare includes fresh, healthy meals, and features such as the ability to change flights without a fee, dedicated check-in, extra legroom, and two checked bags. For travellers who want to choose specific features to fit their needs, the PorterClassic fare offers these perks ร  la carte.

“We’re very excited to welcome Porter Airlines to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport,” said Nick Hays, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “Porter is renowned for delivering a unique, high-quality experience, and their expansion west gives travellers from our region another great option as well as more choices. We’re thrilled to help Porter grow and look forward to working together to expand their network from YWG.”

on 6th September the airline starts a daily flight to St John's from Toronto, which again are set to be operated on the new Embraer E195-E2 jets. 

“St. John’s has been an important destination in our Eastern Canada network for many years. With the introduction of the E195 to our fleet and non-stop service to Toronto Pearson, Porter now connects St. John’s from coast to coast. ,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “St. John’s knows Porter provides a level of onboard service that is unmatched by any other carrier and we’re excited to now offer our elevated economy service for them to Toronto-Pearson and Western Canada. ”

“We are thrilled with Porter’s expansion from St. John’s to Toronto-Pearson using the new Embraer aircraft which builds on the current capacity that Porter has at YYT,” said Dennis Hogan, chief executive officer, St. John’s International Airport Authority. “This new route demonstrates Porter’s confidence in the St. John’s market, and we look forward to continuing our valued partnership.”

Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) to St. John's (YYT)8:15 p.m.12:45 a.m.
St. John's (YYT) to Toronto-Pearson (YYZ)8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

All times are local.


Manufacturer                          Embraer
Number of aircraft in fleet       TBA  50 confirmed orders
Length                                    41.6 m (136 ft 6 in)
Wing span                              35.1 m (115 ft 2 in)
Tail height                               10.8 m (35 ft 4 in)
Max cruise speed                    Mach 0.82
Maximum ceiling                     12,497 m (41,000 ft)
Maximum take-off weight        62,000 kg (136,686 lb)
Range                                      4,665 km / 2,519 nm
Cabin configuration                  2 by 2
Seating capacity                       132 Seats
Number of rows                        33
Bulkhead rows                          1A, 1B, 1C, 1D
Exit rows                                   1A, 1B, 1C, 1D
                                                  13A, 13B, 13C, 13D
                                                  14A, 14B, 14C, 14D
Overwing rows                          11-17
Seat width                                 46.5 cm (18.3 in)
Lavatories                                 2  1 front, 1 rear

Passenger comforts include:
Natural leather seats.
Adjustable headrests.
Bi-fold, sliding tray table for more space.
Power outlets at every seat.
Unobstructed under-seat footwell area for additional carry-on bag stowage.
Coloured LED mood lighting changes gradually during each phase of flight
Touchless lavatories prevent physical contact, with flush and faucet levers for maximum hygiene.
PorterReserve seatPorterClassic Stretch seatPorterClassic seatWashroomExit