TORONTO, CANADA — Canadian regional airline operator Porter Airlines has signed a lease agreement with Dutch regional aircraft lessor TrueNoord for six new-generation Embraer E195-E2 jets.

According to the leasing term, the next generation jets will join Porter Airlines’ fleet on a long-term operating lease. All six aircraft are to be delivered in 2023 and are part of Porter’s first firm E2 order for 30 E195-E2s, confirmed in 2021.

Garry Topp, TrueNoord Sales Director of Americas, said that Porter operating E2 aircraft in North America is an inspiring collaboration.

“Porter is deeply experienced and knows their market well, having been successfully operated for more than 15 years. They are blending this experience with great enthusiasm, innovation, and creativity to build a successful business around the new E195-E2. This aircraft has the potential to be disruptive to the market, and Porter understands the opportunity this creates. They are a great customer to work with, and we are proud to be supporting their expansion plans in the region,” 

Mr. Topp also noted.

Based primarily at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Porter will fly the new E2 aircraft to key destinations across Canada and the United States, with routes connecting to US south and west coast destinations.

Jeffrey Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Porter Airlines, comments on the positive partnership with TrueNoord and how he looks forward to a long-term relationship between the two companies.

“The growth plans that Porter is pursuing require support from dedicated partners. TrueNoord fits this mould, not simply from a financial perspective, but also by understanding our vision and how we intend to use the E195-E2 to help introduce a new level of service throughout North America,” 

Mr. Brown said.