Porter Airlines (Canada) becomes North American launch customer for the E2. The carrier has placed a firm order for 30 E195-E2s, with purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft. Deliveries will start in the second half of 2022.
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The deal will be included in Embraer’s second quarter backlog, and is worth USD5.82 billion, at list price with all options exercised. First revealed in May 2021, this announcement adds the purchase rights and the customer name, which had been undisclosed. The airline is pursuing an expansion plan that will complement its current route network from Toronto’s downtown Billy Bishop Airport. The new E2s will serve popular business and leisure destinations across Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Mexico from Toronto Pearson Airport, Montréal, Ottawa and Halifax. The E195-E2 accommodates between 120 and 146 passengers and configuration plans for Porter’s E2s will be revealed in due course.
🆕✈️ BIG NEWS: Porter is extending its award-winning service to destinations throughout North America with the introduction of up to 80 state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient @embraer E195-E2 aircraft into its fleet!
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— Porter Airlines (@porterairlines) July 12, 2021
Michael Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines said, “This is a defining moment in Porter’s history. Today we lay the foundation for a new and further reaching service for our customers, delivered in true Porter style and comfort. Embraer’s E2, with its spacious cabin, quiet operations, and no middle seats, provides the refined comfortable experience upon which Porter has built its reputation for service and quality. Our customers are going to love the experience on this jet as much as we already do at Porter.”
Arjan Meijer, President and CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “With this order for up to 80 of our largest aircraft, the E2 is making a stunning North American debut. As the quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the segment, the E195-E2 also delivers excellent economic performance that shines through.”