Porter Airlines Expands Fleet with 25 New Embraer E195-E2 Jets
Porter Airlines, a prominent North American airline, has announced a significant expansion of its fleet with the firm order of 25 Embraer E195-E2 passenger jets. This order adds to the airline's existing 50 firm orders, bringing the total to 75 E195-E2s, with an additional 25 purchase rights. The deal, valued at approximately US$2.1 billion at list price, marks a major investment in the airline's future operations and service expansion.
Strategic Expansion for North American Routes
The new aircraft are set to be used to extend Porter's award-winning service across North America. This expansion is a strategic move by Porter to increase its presence and service offerings in key markets, including new destinations such as Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and planned routes to Mexico and the Caribbean. The deliveries from this additional order are scheduled to commence in 2025.
Enhancing Passenger Experience
Porter Airlines, recognized as the North American launch customer for Embraer's E195-E2, has already taken delivery of 24 E195-E2s. The airline has chosen to configure the 146-seat aircraft in a comfortable 132-seat all-economy configuration, offering a variety of seat pitches – 36, 34, and 30 inches – to cater to different passenger needs. This configuration underscores Porter's commitment to providing a high-quality, comfortable travel experience for its passengers.
Fuel Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction
Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, highlighted the E195-E2's performance, particularly its fuel efficiency and the high level of customer satisfaction it delivers. The jet's quiet, comfortable ride has been well-received by passengers, aligning with Porter's goal of elevating the economy air travel experience.
Arjan Meijer, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, commented on the partnership, noting Porter Airlines as a disruptor in the North American market. He emphasized the E195-E2's role in delivering an upgraded service, praising its comfort and capabilities. The E195-E2 is recognized as the world's quietest and most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft, making it a strategic choice for airlines focusing on sustainability and passenger comfort.
About Porter Airlines
Since its inception in 2006, Porter Airlines has been committed to enhancing the economy air travel experience, offering genuine hospitality with style, care, and charm. Based in Toronto, Porter operates a fleet of Embraer E195-E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft, serving a network across North America. The airline has been recognized as an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.