Friday, December 3, 2021

Porter Airlines to expand domestic flight network with new E195 aircraft, to add flights from Toronto-Pearson

Porter Airlines announced Monday that their new network will utilize "dozens" of Embraer's E195-E2 aircraft, and new operations to launch from Toronto-Pearson.

Toronto-based regional carrier Porter Airlines is making a big move that will expand their domestic operations west to Vancouver and into new destinations in the United States.

Porter Airlines announced Monday that their new network will utilize “dozens” of Embraer’s E195-E2 aircraft, and new operations to launch from Toronto-Pearson.

The E195-E2’s range allows for the creation of a continental route network. Potential markets reach coast to coast in Canada and the United States, including U.S. sun destinations, plus Mexico and the Caribbean. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)

Additionally, the aircraft will also operate to and from Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax, while Billy Bishop continues to see the use of the Dash 8-400s—a controversial limitation of Toronto Island. Previously, Porter planned to use the Bombardier C-Series (now Airbus A220) to expand their network, but plans were later halted.

“We’re excited that up to 80 brand new state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient Embraer E195-E2 aircraft will be added to our fleet to take you to these new destinations,” said a statement published by the airline.

New destinations include Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, Nassau, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando, and Charlotte.

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“Embraer E195-E2 is the most environmentally-friendly single-aisle aircraft,” the airline said. “They are up to 65% quieter and up to 25% cleaner than previous-generation aircraft. The plane’s interior complements our traditional service, with a passenger-focused design emphasizing space and comfort. Features include only aisle or window seating for every passenger, with no middle seats, plus large overhead bins and windows, and cabin mood lighting.”

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Winston Sih
Winston is currently a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.

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