Porter Airlines orders a further 20 Embraer E195-E2s
Porter Airlines has placed a firm order for 20 Embraer E195-E2 airliners, adding to its current order of 30. The airline will use these aircraft to extend its service to destinations throughout North America. The deal, with a list price value of $1.56 billion, brings Porter’s orders with Embraer to a total of up to 100 E195-E2 aircraft, with 50 firm commitments and 50 purchase rights.
Michael Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines said, “Embraer has a proven aircraft, representing the best of environmental efficiency, operating performance and passenger comfort. We are in final preparations to introduce the E195-E2 to North America, joining other global airlines already benefiting from its use. The aircraft will become core to our fleet, as Porter reshapes passenger expectations for air travel in same way we did over 15 years ago. Announcements are forthcoming that will detail our initial routes, in-flight product and other details.”
Porter Airlines will be the North American launch customer for Embraer’s new E2 family of jets. The airline intends to deploy the E195-E2s to popular business and leisure destinations throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, from Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Porter’s first delivery and entry into service is scheduled starting in the second half of 2022.
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