Porter Airlines adding three new crew bases in Ottawa, Montréal, Vancouver

Feb 15, 2024

TORONTOFeb. 15, 2024 /CNW/ – Porter Airlines is adding three new Embraer E195-E2 crew bases across Canada for over 350 pilots and flight attendants at Ottawa International Airport (YOW), Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The announcement supports the airline’s rapidly-expanding North American network.

This summer, Porter will operate 14 nonstop routes from Ottawa, six routes from Montreal, and three routes from Vancouver. These bases feed into Porter’s strong Eastern Canada network and its growing western markets.

“These new bases will provide significant opportunities for crew who want to live close to where they work,” said Kent Woodside, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Porter Airlines. “Local crew can better support Porter’s commitment to operational reliability and ultimately provide an even more elevated level of service for our passengers.”


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Porter currently has approximately 650 pilots and 775 cabin crew operating from an Embraer E195-E2 crew base at Toronto-Pearson, as well as Dash 8-400 crew bases at Toronto-City, OttawaHalifax and Thunder Bay. There will be approximately 2,000 total crew by the end of 2024.

More information about career opportunities at Porter can be found on the website. Consideration for Ottawa and Montreal crew bases will open in May, and Vancouver will follow in July. Positions will be filled in phases, including opportunities for internal transfers.

About Porter

Since 2006, Porter Airlines has been elevating the experience of economy air travel for every passenger, providing genuine hospitality with style, care and charm. Porter’s fleet of Embraer E195-E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft serves a North American network from Eastern Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®. Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

(Source: Cision Canada/Porter Airlines, Photo/Porter Airlines)


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