Embraer’s largest commercial aircraft, the E195-E2 made its debut in the United States on November 1, but in a different form. Instead of a domestic carrier, it was Canada’s Porter Airlines that introduced the new generation jet on the Toronto-Tampa route.
The daily flight departs from Toronto at 4:30 p.m., landing in Florida at 7:32 p.m. In the opposite direction, the E195-E2 jet takes off at 9:05 a.m. and lands in Canada at 12:00 p.m. (local time).
Expanding rapidly, the airline already has more than 20 E195-E2 jets, which will begin operating in some destinations in the United States, including Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Porter was the launch customer for the E2 model in North America, which is one of the largest markets for Embraer jets. Its jets are configured with 132 seats and offer a more complete service while the company offers more affordable prices.
But US airlines have been purchasing the first-generation E175, which was tailored to meet the scope clauses in force in the market. The E2 series continues to have no customers in the country.