Porter Airlines is introducing the first three routes with its new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Ottawa International Airport (YOW), and Montreal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL). It marks the first time in its 16-year history that Porter is bringing its approach to service to Western Canada.
Service begins in February 2023 with multiple daily, non-stop flights, increasing over time.
With the start of Pearson service, passengers can choose to travel with Porter using either Toronto airports to fly to Montreal and Ottawa.
“Porter’s introduction of the E195-E2 provides the ability to operate throughout North America, including the west coast, better positioning us to serve the needs of many more business and leisure passengers," said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. "This investment introduces a new level of thoughtful service, unmatched by any other airline in North America. It will change the way passengers think about flying economy."
Porter is introducing a new economy experience with a commitment to hospitality and sustainability, at highly competitive fares, and says it's challenging "what every North American airline does today" with its "new approach to economy air travel."
Porter’s existing in-flight experience featuring complimentary beer and wine served in glassware, along with a selection of premium snacks, will continue to be part of the journey. The introduction of the E195-E2 also brings passengers free, fast WiFi. On longer flights, Porter is adding the option of fresh meals made with healthy ingredients.
A collection of six fares is available, including two new options specifically for the PorterReserve all-inclusive economy experience. These fares are currently available for purchase, with the associated in-flight amenities starting 01FEB. This includes routes served by E195-E2 and Dash 8-400 aircraft.
Porter will offer a 132-seat, all-economy, two-by-two configuration. It is the only airline with no middle seats on every flight, including its existing De Havilland Dash 8-400 fleet. Porter’s order for up to 100 E195-E2s means additional routes will be announced regularly.
According to the company, the E195-E2 is the most environmentally-friendly single-aisle aircraft, at 65% quieter and up to 25% cleaner than previous-generation technology. It has the lowest fuel consumption per seat and per trip among 120- to 150-seat aircraft, and is the quietest single-aisle jet flying today. Combined with its existing De Havilland Dash 8-400s, Porter says it will have one of the most environmentally sustainable aircraft fleets in the world.
Flights are now available for booking. For more information please visit www.flyporter.com. Porter Escapes vacation packages will be available soon.