Flights begin September 12, 2017, with daily non-stop service between Ottawa and Fredericton, and continuing service on the same aircraft to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. A detailed schedule is available at www.flyporter.com, with flights now available for booking.
“Porter has received tremendous support from Atlantic Canada communities and we’re looking forward to adding service to New Brunswick’s capital,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “Our commitment to customer service, along with providing more options and competitive fares, will be a welcome addition for Fredericton travellers.”
Fredericton International Airport and the City of Fredericton welcomed the announcement as another important option for its customers.
“This is fantastic news for our region, and we’re excited to welcome Porter to the Fredericton International Airport. As the capital city of New Brunswick and home to the second-largest military base in Canada, we have strong ties to Ottawa, and our vibrant business community will also benefit from the onward flight directly to Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto,” says Johanne Gallant, president and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority.
“We welcome Porter to Fredericton. We are a dynamic and growing community with an increasingly busy airport. This is good for business, good for leisure travelers, good for our airport and good for central and western New Brunswick’s future,” said Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien.
Direct flights to Ottawa are an added benefit of the daily service for business and leisure travellers.
“We’re thrilled to see Porter Airlines build their YOW-Atlantic Canada reach with the addition of Fredericton,” said Mark Laroche, president and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority. “Having Ottawa–Gatineau well-connected to Canada’s provincial and territorial capitals just makes sense. The addition of Porter Airlines to this route enhances both capitals’ business and tourism connectivity.”
Fredericton is known as the “city at the edge of nature,” with 88 kilometres of hiking trails and the Saint John River running through the city. The city celebrates art, music and local flavours with year-round festivals and an inspirational cultural scene worth exploring time and time again.
Porter also announced new service today for Saint John, N.B., beginning on Sept. 21.