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Porter Airlines doubles down with new Ottawa-Thunder Bay service

Air carrier launching direct connection between Nation’s capital and northwestern Ontario
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Come spring, Porter Airlines will lift off with two daily non-stop flights between Ottawa and Thunder Bay.

Thunder Bay is one of four new routes that the Toronto-based regional carrier will be running out of Ottawa International Airport starting on March 27.

Porter announced that passengers flying out of Ottawa will also be able to fly directly to Quebec City (once daily), Boston (once daily) and have to access the New York market via Newark in New Jersey (twice daily).

The introductory round-trip fare on the new Ottawa-Thunder Bay service is $366.

The route will be served by 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft with “premium snacks, and free beer and wine in glassware for all passengers, when flights start next spring,” Porter said in a news release. 

"Ottawa was our first destination when we launched in 2006, and it has always been a critical location for Porter throughout our history," said Porter CEO Michael Deluce in a statement.

 "The network expansion in Ottawa shows our commitment to the Ottawa-Gatineau region and its people. We expect our presence in Ottawa will continue growing."