Porter Airlines has operated the state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2 for the first time on a US route.
Porter is the North American launch customer for Embraer’s newest family of E2 jets and has launched a daily roundtrip service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Tampa.
The 132-seat, all-economy aircraft has a two-by-two configuration, which means no middle seat on any Porter flight. The E2 is the most environmentally-friendly single-aisle aircraft family, measured by sound and CO2 emissions. It is certified to the strictest international standard for aircraft noise, at 65% quieter than previous generation types.
Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, commented, “Renowned for premium levels of service and comfort, Porter’s choice of aircraft plays a central role in delivering on that promise for its guests. With 50 E195-E2 on order, Embraer is thrilled the E195-E2 is Porter’s aircraft of choice to deliver on their mission to elevate the flying experience; the quietest and most efficient single aisle aircraft available today, with no passengers having to endure a middle seat.”
Tampa is the first of five destinations and seven routes that Porter is starting across Florida this autumn. Service includes Toronto Pearson to Tampa, Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando (MCO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Miami (MIA), as well as Ottawa International Airport (YOW) to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
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