Canadian regional carrier Porter Airlines is exercising purchase rights for 25 E195-E2 passenger jets, a reported $2.1-billion order that will raise Porter’s total booking to 75 new Embraer aircraft. The carrier still holds options for 25 more of the twin-engine E195-E2s, and already has taken delivery of 24 of those jets from its initial order placed in 2021.
Headquartered in Toronto, Porter was the North American launch customer for Embraer’s E195-E2, the largest variant of the E-Jet E2 regional aircraft series. The aircraft are powered by twin Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared turbofan engines, have a range of 4,600 km (2,600 nautical miles; 2,858 miles), and seat up to 146 passengers
“At Porter, we entered a new era when we began operating the E195-E2 earlier this year,” stated president and CEO Michael Deluce. “The jet is exceeding our expectations, especially in terms of fuel burn, 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,” the airline executive added.
The airline recently announced new destinations beyond its current route network in Eastern Canada and the U.S., including Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles; as well as Mexican and Caribbean destinations.