Porter Airlines has had an immensely busy few months. Now the Canadian regional airline based in Toronto has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.
The airline has placed an order for 20 of these aircraft, with options for an additional 20, believing it will play a fundamental part in the airline’s future expansion.
The E195-E2 is a new generation aircraft from Embraer, enhancing the portfolio of aircraft being offered by the plane maker and features improved fuel efficiency over previous models while also having state-of-the-art technology implemented.
Porter CEO Michael Deluce said, “The official delivery of these aircraft is the beginning of a new era for Porter. The E195-E2 enables us to reach across the continent, beyond our Eastern Canada roots, while introducing a level of service for economy air travellers that no other North American airline provides. It’s an enhanced experience that builds on our reputation for providing an elevated level of service to every passenger at reasonable prices in a single class of service. The first planes are ready to fly to Canada later this month before going into regular service in February.”
Porter Airlines is known for its focus on customer service and reputation for offering its passengers a high-quality travel experience. Adding the E195-E2 to its fleet will allow the airline to continue to deliver on this promise while also being more environmentally sustainable.
Embraer President and CEO Arjan Meijer said, “Porter is focused on delivering what we all want – making the air travel experience a pleasure. Along with their exciting levels of service and generosity, Porter’s entire fleet is without the dreaded middle seat and will also satisfy the sustainability needs of Porter’s guests. E195-E2 is the most sustainable single-aisle aircraft, at 65% quieter and up to 25% cleaner than previous-generation aircraft. It has the lowest fuel consumption per seat and trip among 120 to 150 seat aircraft and is the quietest single-aisle jet flying today.”
Sustainability is at the forefront of focus for the majority of aviation companies. The acquisition of new aircraft, and in this case, the E195-E2 from Embraer, is a step in the right direction for the regional carrier looking to expand its footprint in the North American sector.