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Porter Airlines arrives at TPA with nonstop service to Toronto

The Canadian airline launches its jet service to the United States with new aircraft and a new daily route to Tampa Bay.


Tampa International Airport has another new option for travelers to and from Canada with the addition of Porter Airlines, which announced today that it is beginning nonstop service to Toronto ahead of the holidays.

The low-cost airline is launching jet service to the United States with its new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, including a new daily roundtrip flight between TPA and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) set to begin November 1.

Porter Airlines is now the 22nd scheduled passenger carrier currently flying to TPA, and the fourth to offer nonstop service to Canada.

“We're excited to welcome Porter Airlines to Tampa International Airport with this new nonstop route to Toronto, as part of Porter’s jet service launch to the United States,” Airport CEO Joe Lopano said. “Canadians love the Tampa Bay region and everything it has to offer, and we know this will be a popular new option for both business and leisure travelers.”

This will be the first time Toronto-based Porter will fly to TPA since the airline launched in 2006. Porter’s goal is to offer superior hospitality and elevated onboard service for its travelers.

Its new Embraer jets will offer 132 economy seats in a two-by-two configuration, meaning no middle seats, plus free wifi and free beer and wine, along with premium snacks and food options.

“Canadians are used to flying to Florida, but not like this,” said Kevin Jackson, Porter’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “Porter’s onboard service for economy passengers is unmatched by any other carrier in North America. We believe that time onboard our planes is just as important a part of a trip as the destination.”

For more information or to book a flight, go to FlyPorter.com.

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