Alaska Airlines has announced the addition of a new global airline partner, Porter Airlines, an expanding Canadian carrier. In January, Porter Airlines will launch its inaugural nonstop services connecting Toronto with both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Porter’s new routes will establish crucial links between Los Angeles and San Francisco to Canada’s largest city and beyond, facilitating connections to various destinations across Eastern Canada, including Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax.
“Porter has been redefining economy air travel for more than 17 years. As our network expands across North America, this partnership with Alaska Airlines will enable travellers in the western U.S. to enjoy our elevated onboard experience when flying to Toronto and throughout Eastern Canada,” said Kevin Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Porter Airlines. “Alaska and Porter emphasise service excellence on each and every flight, so this partnership is a natural fit for our passengers.”
Utilising the advanced Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, known for its quieter flights and enhanced fuel efficiency compared to previous-generation technology, Porter Airlines will operate flights between California and Toronto. This marks a significant step as Porter becomes Alaska’s 30th global partner airline.
The daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Toronto is scheduled to commence on January 16, with Porter’s operations conveniently situated alongside Alaska’s gates at Terminal 6 at LAX.