Porter Airlines and Embraer have confirmed that the North American carrier will purchase an additional 25 E195-E2 aircraft.
The Canadian airline, described as a “disrupter” to the aviation industry, said it had seen extremely positive results since it introduced the Embraer E195-E2 in 2023.
Porter already has an existing order for E195-E2s, so the total order now stands at 75 jets, with an option for 25 more further down the line.
The deal is valued at $2.1 billion and deliveries from this additional order are set to start in 2025.
Porter has already taken delivery of 24 E195-E2s, and recently announced new flights to Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles with Mexico and the Caribbean also planned for the future.
“At Porter, we entered a new era when we began operating the E195-E2 earlier this year. The jet is exceeding our expectations, especially in terms of fuel use, and delivering an incredible level of customer satisfaction to our passengers with a quiet, comfortable ride. These additional 25 orders enable us to continue extending our reach throughout North America, with more exciting new destinations,” Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines said.
The aircraft are currently deployed from Eastern Canada across the country, with a focus on Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Ottawa International Airport (YOW).
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) are also seeing new services with the E195-E2.
Porter has chosen to configure the 146-seat aircraft in a comfortable 132-seat all-economy configuration.
“Porter Airlines is an exciting disrupter delivering an elevated passenger experience that’s shaking up the North American market. Choosing the E2 to deliver an upgraded service is a huge endorsement of the jet’s comfort and capabilities, and a further endorsement of the E2 – the world’s quietest and most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft,” Arjan Meijer, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said.
Porter also recently announced it will partner with Air Transat to integrate their respective route networks more effectively.
The move represents an extension of a partnership that has been in place since October 2022, and sees the two Canadian carriers code-sharing on a number of routes.