LONDON – Porter Airlines is expanding its Embraer E195-E2 operations with an expansion of networked flights between Edmonton & Toronto.
Services on the specific route will begin with one daily before increasing to three flights per day (21 weekly) from May 1, 2023.
This will represent a capacity offering of 924 seats per week before increasing to 2,772 seats per week when the route between Edmonton and Toronto gets upgraded to thrice daily.
Porter Airlines CEO: Opportunity for Elevated Travel Experience…
Commenting on the route announcement between Toronto and Edmonton was Kevin Jackson, Porter Airlines’ Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer:
“The Toronto-Edmonton route is an opportunity for us to introduce Porter’s elevated economy travel experience to the Edmonton community”.
“What Porter offers sets us apart from other airlines in North America by treating economy passengers with a level of respect and service that they won’t find anywhere else.”
Adding to this was Myron Keehn, the President & CEO of Edmonton International Airport:
“We are proud to welcome our newest airline partner, Porter Airlines, to the Edmonton region!”
“Their growing network of destinations and approach to innovating the in-flight experience for passengers is a reflection of their ongoing commitment to the travel industry.”
“Porter’s unique and tailored service offerings will provide travelers with a comfortable and modern journey, and we’re proud to be part of their launch into the region and look forward to a strong partnership”.
The E195-E2 Has Had A Strong Start…
Porter Airlines has hit the ground running with its Embraer E195-E2 operations, with Edmonton now joining the following destinations in the route network on this aircraft type:
The Canadian carrier isn’t stopping with Edmonton. Later on this month services to Calgary and Halifax will also begin later this month with the new jet.
Porter Airlines currently has a fleet of seven E195-E2s that were all delivered between December 2022 and January 2023.
As per Planespotters.net, below are the aircraft that are currently in service with the carrier thus far:
Porter Airlines has a total of 30 E2 jets on order, meaning that we will no doubt see further route expansion out of Edmonton, Toronto, and other airports going into the future.
It remains clear that Porter Airlines and the Embraer E195-E2 reflect a strong combination when it comes to regional travel within Canada.
As the carrier continues to receive more E195-E2s, we will no doubt begin to see a much stronger route network that enables more passengers to be handled compared to its older fleet of 29 De Havilland Dash 8s.
It will not be long before Porter Airlines becomes an all-E2 operator, and such fleet commonality will provide better cost efficiencies in the long run.
But for now, all eyes are on the Canadian carrier to see what more they want to do with the E2 aircraft and whether this will form the foundation of an additional success story in Canadian aviation.