Porter Airlines began flying between Toronto and Los Angeles, its first destination in California.
Announced in October, the route debuted on January 16 and is operated with the carrier’s new jet, the Embraer E195-E2, with capacity for 132 passengers.
The new destination was only possible thanks to the aircraft’s great autonomy, which can fly non-stop for 2,600 nautical miles (4,800 km). The distance between Toronto and Los Angeles is about 2,175 nm (3,500 km).
The E195-E2 is also 65% quieter than previous technology jets, as well as being 25% more fuel efficient.
“It has the lowest fuel consumption per seat and per trip among 120- to 150-seat aircraft, and is the quietest single-aisle jet flying today,” the company said in a statement.
The flight operates daily, departing at 10:30 am from the Canadian city and landing in Los Angeles at 1:05 pm. The return takes place at 2:45 pm, arriving in Toronto at 10:32 pm.
“The level of service that Porter provides is something that no other airline offers for economy passengers on this route. Our focus on delivering an elevated economy experience allows passengers to receive celebrity treatment before immersing themselves in the rich cultural scenes of Toronto and Los Angeles, ” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines.
“We are excited to welcome Porter Airlines and its efficient Embraer E195-E2 jet to Los Angeles International Airport. This new flight and partnership will not only strengthen the existing ties between greater Toronto and Southern California but will provide travelers with another option to experience each region’s renowned business and tourism offerings,” said Michael R. Christensen, Chief Operations and Maintenance Officer, Los Angeles World Airports.
Porter Airlines currently has 29 E195-E2 jets in its fleet, out of a firm order for 75 aircraft.
The next destination in California will be San Francisco, with a daily flight also departing from Toronto starting January 25th.