Porter takes delivery of first two Embraer E195-E2s
Porter Airlines President and CEO Michael Deluce with Porter's new Embraer E195-E2

Porter takes delivery of first two Embraer E195-E2s

TORONTO — The first two of 50 Embraer E195-E2s ordered by Porter Airlines have been delivered in a ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil.

In the run up to 2023, Embraer will deliver a further three E195-E2s to Porter.

The aircraft will initially be deployed from Toronto Pearson, with Halifax, Montreal and Ottawa also seeing new services with the E195-E2. Porter has chosen to configure the 146-seat aircraft in a 132-seat all-economy configuration, with a variety of seat pitches: 36, 34, and 30 inches.

Porter’s expansion plans include opening up operations throughout North America, including to the west coast, southern U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.

“The official delivery of these aircraft is the beginning of a new era for Porter,” said Michael Deluce, President and CEO, Porter Airlines. “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 has 50 firm commitments and 50 purchase rights for Embraer’s E195-E2s. In 2021, when the airline first announced its expansion plans, Porter ordered 30 Embraer E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft, worth US$5.82 billion at list price, with all options exercised. A firm order for a further 20 aircraft followed in 2022, valued at US$1.56 billion.