Canadian regional carrier Porter Airlines will expand its fleet by adding 20 Embraer E195-E2 jets to its fleet and become North America’s launch customer of the type.
The Embraer E195-E2 deliveries are expected to start in the second half of 2022.
Having signed the purchase contract at the Farnborough Airshow 2022, Porter will bring its order book with Embraer to a total of 100 E195-E2 aircraft. It is worth noting that Porter’s order book with Embraer also includes purchase rights for 50 additional E195-E2.
“Porter Airlines’ ambition for growth while delivering an upgraded passenger experience is set to shake up the industry in North America. With 50 E2s now on firm order, Porter is set to make a stunning debut as North American launch customer for the E195-E2,” Arjan Meijer, president and CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation, said.
The news comes one year after Porter ordered 30 Embraer E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft.
“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,” Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines said.
The E195-E2 is the largest aircraft in Embraer’s E-Jet E2 family. 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 2,600 nautical miles (4,815 kilometers).