On July 12, 2021, Embraer announced that Canadian regional air carrier Porter Airlines ordered up to 80 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.
The air carrier has placed an order for 30 E195-E2s with purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft. The Embraer E195-E2 deliveries will start in the second half of 2022.
#NEWS | @porterairlines Orders up to 80 #Embraer #E195E2s to Lead Major Expansion Plan. Read full news at https://t.co/FAvTkghNas #WeAreEmbraer #ESG #E2ProfitHunter #E2Sustainability pic.twitter.com/MwsQGalqIX— Embraer (@embraer) July 12, 2021
The E195-E2 is the largest aircraft in Embraer’s E-Jet E2 family designed to maximize efficiency in high-density routes. The aircraft has a layout of seats varying from 120 to 146. Carrying a full load of passengers, the E195-E2’s range extends to 2,600nm (4,815km).
The new E2s will serve Porter Airlines business and leisure destinations across Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Mexico from Toronto Pearson Airport, Montréal, Ottawa, and Halifax.
Currently, Porter Airlines has a total of 29 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 aircraft in its fleet, Planespotters.net data shows.