Porter Airlines’ Toronto City to Fredericton (via Ottawa)
Fredericton Airport became the latest destination to join Porter Airlines’ network on 12 September. To officially open the new service from Toronto City, which operates via Ottawa, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on the apron after arrival. Seen taking control of the cutting by holding the giant scissors are: Robert Deluce, CEO Porter Airlines; Mike O’Brien, Mayor of Fredericton; and Johanne Gallant, CEO of Fredericton Airport. A cake was also baked to celebrated the carrier’s arrival. Porter Airlines will serve Fredericton daily on its Q400s.
- Porter Airlines has now added Fredericton (YFC) in New Brunswick to its network, starting a daily Q400-operated service from Toronto City (YTZ) via Ottawa (YOW) on 12 September. “The enthusiastic welcome for our inaugural flight is something that we want to build on to ensure Porter Airlines has a long, successful presence in Fredericton,” said Robert Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines at the launch. “We’re thrilled to come together with our entire community in welcoming Porter Airlines to Fredericton,” said Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of Fredericton Airport. “Our businesses and residents are excited to have this new option for accessing key markets and leisure travel. The arrival is great news for New Brunswick’s Capital Region,” Gallant added. While no other carrier offers direct flights on the 1,044-kilometre link between Toronto City Airport and Fredericton, it should be noted that Air Canada and WestJet both already provide a three times daily service on the city pair, with both serving Fredericton non-stop from Toronto Pearson. In relation to the Ottawa sector of Porter’s new service, Air Canada already offers five weekly flights on the 713-kilometre airport pair with Fredericton. Porter’s expansion in New Brunswick does not stop with Fredericton. The carrier on 21 September will start a daily connection between Toronto City and Saint John, a link it will also offer via Ottawa.