Porter Airline’s Expansion will Increase Competition, Lower Airfares: CEO

Porter Airlines Inc. CEO Michael Deluce told the FP that, despite the pandemic’s impact, the company’s expansion plans remain on track. He also predicted the airline will be “doing its part” to offset inflation pressure by stoking increased competition by the end of 2022.

“At the end of the day, I think we’ll really elevate competition,” Deluce said. “Consumers (will) have more choice and ultimately lower fares.”

In 2021, Porter announced its intent to purchase 80 Embraer E195-E2 planes and hire roughly 6,000 people. Deluce added the company is in the “later stages” of the expansion and pending regulatory approval, will be adding the new aircraft by Q3 and Q4 2022.

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