Two new Canadian destinations for airline that flies out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga


Published September 13, 2023 at 5:14 pm

(Photo: Porter Airlines)

A Toronto-based airline that began flying out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga earlier this year is now offering travellers daily flights to a pair of new Canadian destinations.

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 via social media on Wednesday afternoon that it’s now offering nonstop flights each day between Pearson and two new destinations — St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador) and Winnipeg.

The first flight left Pearson for St. John’s, the eastern Canadian province’s capital and largest city, last Wednesday (Sept. 6), Porter officials said in a news release.

St. John’s has been part of Porter’s network since 2009, with flights operating out of the Billy Bishop airport.

The first Pearson-to-Winnipeg Porter flight took to the skies last Thursday (Sept. 7).

In February of this year, Porter kicked off nonstop daily service to Vancouver to begin its operations out of Pearson.

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.

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