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MIA celebrates first flight by Porter Airlines

Officials from Miami-Dade County and Canadian economy carrier Porter Airlines celebrated the airline’s launch of daily Miami-Toronto service with an inaugural ceremony at Miami International Airport on Wednesday, December 13.

Porter’s inaugural departure from MIA to Toronto Pearson International Airport was one of the airline’s first in the U.S. using its 132-seat, all-economy Embraer E195-E2 aircraft with no middle seats. Inaugural passengers received special refreshments and a voucher for future travel. Porter passengers also receive a selection of premium snacks and free beer and wine served in glassware on every flight.

Porter is connecting travelers to the vibrant city of Miami, one of North America's top business and leisure locations. With our commitment to an elevated economy experience, our passengers arrive refreshed and ready to explore what Miami has to offer.

Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines.

Miami is one of five Florida destinations that Porter has begun serving this winter. At 603,000 passengers in 2022, Canada was MIA’s 10th-busiest international market last year, and travel between Canada and MIA is up 44% in 2023.

We are thrilled to welcome Porter Airlines to Miami-Dade County for the first time ever, and we look forward to serving their passengers at Miami International Airport. Canada is already one of our fastest-growing tourism markets, and Porter Airlines' new daily service from Toronto is sure to strengthen that thriving connection between Canada and Miami even more.

MIA Director and CEO Ralph Cutié.

The new route also connects to Porter's domestic network at Toronto Pearson, with flights available to Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, St John's, and Winnipeg.


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