Porter Airlines of Toronto, Canada, is our 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 start in the second half of 2022.
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.
In announcing the order, Michael Deluce, Porter’s President and CEO, cited the E2’s spacious cabin, quiet operations, and capability for North America service as important factors in selecting the E195-E2.
The E195-E2 is ideally-sized to open new nonstop markets and increase frequency on existing city pairs.