Porter Airlines announces that its Embraer E195-E2 is now flying between Vancouver and Toronto
by CM Staff
Up to 100 E195-E2s are on order, including 50 firm deliveries scheduled to arrive over the next two years.
TORONTO — Porter Airlines says it is celebrating its first flights with the new Embraer E195-E2 between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
The introduction of longer routes to Porter’s network, starting with Toronto Pearson-Vancouver, now also include a number of perks, according to the company. Meals, pre-mixed cocktails and additional snack options are included on the menu.
“Today’s flights between Toronto Pearson and Vancouver are the first opportunity for passengers to experience what Porter is offering for the economy traveller,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “It’s a level of service that is unheard of for North American airlines. It will appeal to business and leisure travellers who appreciate an elevated level of service at a reasonable price.”
The E195-E2 is a 132-seat, all-economy, two-by-two configuration airplane. This ensures that every passenger can have more personal space. Up to 100 E195-E2s are on order, including 50 firm deliveries scheduled to arrive over the next two years.
“We are proud to welcome Porter Airlines to the YVR airport community as part of its service to Western Canada,” said Mike McNaney, vice president and chief external affairs officer, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Both Vancouver and Toronto are home to Canada’s largest airports and major regional hubs. This service further strengthens our connectivity while providing our travellers with greater flexibility and choice.”
Service on the Toronto Pearson-Vancouver route begins with one daily, non-stop return flight, increasing to three daily roundtrip flights by March 22.
Additional flights at Pearson begin this month connecting with Edmonton (Feb. 14), Calgary (Feb. 22) and Halifax (Feb. 23). More destinations will be announced throughout the year. The E195-E2 can reportedly reach every key market in North America, including the west coast, to Mexico and the Caribbean.
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