New flights to Canada’s west coast offered out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga
Published September 25, 2023 at 3:15 pm
Add another destination on Canada’s west coast to the growing list of daily flights offered by a Toronto-based airline that began flying out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga earlier this year.
Porter Airlines, which previously ran its passenger planes exclusively out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport before announcing last December its new relationship with Pearson, said it’s now offering one flight each day between Pearson and Victoria, B.C.
In February of this year, the carrier kicked off nonstop daily service to Vancouver to begin its operations out of Pearson.
“Dive into the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of Vancouver Island,” Pearson Airport officials said on social media in announcing the new Porter destination.
Victoria, which sits on the southern end of Vancouver Island and is the capital of B.C., features abundant parkland and is widely known for outdoor activities.
Porter continues to expand its service out of Pearson and just two weeks ago announced a pair of new Canadian destinations — St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador) and Winnipeg.
The carrier, which added significantly to its fleet with the introduction earlier this year of 50 new “state-of-the-art” Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, then further expanded its list of Canadian destinations from Pearson when it introduced flights to Edmonton (Feb. 14), Calgary (Feb. 22) and Halifax (Feb. 23).
Porter officials said earlier that the company’s recent moves position the carrier to compete head-to-head with Canada’s largest airlines, Air Canada and WestJet.
Porter has as many as an additional 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, the company noted earlier.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising