Canadian airline Porter Airlines has announced a purchase order of 25 E195-E2 aircraft which rounds its total order of E195 class aircraft to 75. The deal is worth $2.1bn.
The airline has stated that the aircraft will extend its “award-winning” operations across North America.
This extends the relationship between Porter and Embraer.
Porter has already received 24 E195-E2s and has recently announced new destinations across the US including Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. This is alongside destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Michael Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines emphasised how this will expand Porter’s reach.
Deluce said: “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 burn, and delivering an incredible level of customer satisfaction to our passengers with a quiet, comfortable ride.
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“These additional 25 orders enable us to continue extending our reach throughout North America, with more exciting new destinations.”
Porter has opted to equip the 146-seat aircraft in a comfortable 132-seat all-economy layout, with customers having a choice of seat pitches of 36, 34, and 30 inches.
Arjan Meijer, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, added: “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.”