Porter Airlines Continues its Growth
TORONTO – Business – Porter Airlines, a prominent player in the North American aviation industry, has made a significant move to expand its fleet. The airline has exercised its purchase rights to place a firm order for 25 state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2 passenger jets, further bolstering its already substantial order book. This decision reflects Porter’s commitment to enhancing its award-winning service and extending its reach to more destinations throughout North America.
A Deal Worth US$2.1 Billion
The deal, valued at an impressive US$2.1 billion at list price, not only strengthens Porter Airlines’ partnership with Embraer but also signifies the airline’s ambitions for future growth. This order brings Porter’s total number of firm orders with Embraer to 75 aircraft, with 25 purchase rights remaining. Deliveries for these additional E195-E2s are scheduled to commence in 2025, marking the beginning of a new era for the airline.
Embraer E195-E2 – A Game Changer for Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines has made waves as the North American launch customer for Embraer’s E195-E2 aircraft. The airline has already taken delivery of 24 E195-E2s, which have enabled it to expand its offerings. Recent announcements of new destinations, including Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and upcoming destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, demonstrate the airline’s commitment to growth and providing passengers with even more choices.
Enhanced Comfort and Options for Passengers
Porter Airlines has opted to configure its 146-seat E195-E2 aircraft in a comfortable 132-seat all-economy layout. The airline is committed to offering its passengers a range of seat pitches, including 36, 34, and 30 inches, ensuring that every traveler’s needs are met. This customer-centric approach is a hallmark of Porter’s commitment to passenger satisfaction.
Porter Airlines’ Leadership Speaks
Michael Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines, expressed his enthusiasm about this expansion, saying, “At Porter, we entered a new era when we began operating the E195-E2 earlier this year. The jet is exceeding our expectations, especially in terms of fuel use, and delivering an incredible level of customer satisfaction to our passengers with a quiet, comfortable ride. These additional 25 orders enable us to continue extending our reach throughout North America, with more exciting new destinations.”
Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, commented on this partnership, saying, “Porter Airlines is an exciting disrupter delivering an elevated passenger experience that’s shaking up the North American market. Choosing the E2 to deliver an upgraded service is a huge endorsement of the jet’s comfort and capabilities, and a further endorsement of the E2 – the world’s quietest and most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft.”
Porter Airlines’ strategic move to acquire more E195-E2 aircraft solidifies its position as a leader in North American aviation, and passengers can look forward to an enhanced travel experience as the airline continues to expand its reach across the continent.