Canadian-based low-cost carrier Porter Airlines has added a Las Vegas route, operating from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). Las Vegas marks the seventeenth route of the Porter airline network.
The airline used to operate from its hub, Toronto Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), but now operates from Toronto Pearson, its second hub.
New Las Vegas Route
The airline will start daily operations in Las Vegas on March 5 2024, with Embraer E195-E2, planning the schedule to give Canadians relaxation time in the ‘entertainment capital of the world’.
The operation from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) begins in the early morning, flying over Canada and entering the US, a total of 5 hours of flight time. The flight will arrive in Harry Reid (LAS) at 3 pm (local time), the best time for the passengers to check in to the hotel or accommodation and enjoy the city’s nightlife.
The flight will use 1hr of the turnaround time in Las Vegas. The return flight operates from 4 pm, arriving at 11 pm in Toronto Pearson.
Porter Airlines’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Kevin Jackson, said:
“It takes something exceptional to stand out in Vegas, and we intend to do just that by bringing our elevated economy experience to this popular destination. From the runway to the Strip, passengers start their special getaway the moment they board our aircraft.”
Nearly 1 million people travelled from Canada to Las Vegas during the year 2022, according to H. Fletch Brunelle, Vice President of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority:
“The ability to access affordable and convenient flights, like Porter Airlines’ new route from Toronto, is key to ensuring more travelers can experience everything Las Vegas has to offer.”
The Embraer Aircraft
The Embraer is fitted with 132 economy classes in 2-2 configuration. Porter Airlines is one of the main operators of Embraer aircraft; following this year, 2023, the airline will be receiving new Embraer aircraft. These aircraft will fly between Canada and 12 destinations in the United States.
As part of inflight entertainment, the wifi is free for all passengers onboard, along with the premium snacks and free beer and wine of choice. Passengers who purchase their ‘Porter Reserve’ will receive a fare meal service onboard, followed by passengers sticking with Porter Classic, who must purchase meals onboard.
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