First Porter Airlines Flight from Toronto to Los Angeles Takes Off
January 17, 2024 Marsha Mowers
PortPorter Airlines launched their daily roundtrip service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) January 16, marking an exciting moment for air travel in Canada.
“The level of service that Porter provides is something that no other airline offers for economy passengers on this route. Our focus on delivering an elevated economy experience allows passengers to receive celebrity treatment before immersing themselves in the rich cultural scenes of Toronto and Los Angeles,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines.
“Los Angeles was the fourth busiest transborder destination out of Toronto Pearson in 2023. We see that demand for travel between the two cities remains high, which makes Porter’s entry on the route exciting for the airport and for passengers,” said Kurush Minocher, Executive Director, Customer Experience and Airline Relations, Greater Toronto Airports Authority in a press release.
Operating aboard the state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, this route offers a 132-seat, all-economy configuration with a comfortable two-by-two layout, which means no middle seats for any passenger.
The E195-E2 is the most environmentally-friendly single-aisle aircraft, at 65% quieter and up to 25% more fuel efficient than previous-generation technology. It has the lowest fuel consumption per seat and per trip among 120- to 150-seat aircraft, and is the quietest single-aisle jet flying today.
Complimentary beer, wine, and premium snacks, plus free, fast WiFi, are available for all passengers. All-inclusive PorterReserve fares offer priority check-in, extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails and fresh, healthy meals. These options are also available à la carte to passengers purchasing PorterClassic fares.
The recently-announced Alaska Airlines’ partnership also allows passengers to take advantage of Porter’s strong presence across Eastern Canada and provides more options to connect through LAX to 11 of Alaska’s well-established U.S. West Coast links, including Portland, San Diego, Seattle, and Phoenix.
Detailed schedules and Porter Escapes vacation packages can be found on www.flyporter.com.
About the Author
Marsha Mowers made the move to editorial side of travel after many years working in destination marketing where she represented places such as NYC and Las Vegas. Her experience on “both sides” of the industry has put her in a unique position to provide valuable context to both readers and trade partners. Marsha also serves as Director of Content for TravelPulse Canada