Porter Airlines has selected Viasat for in-flight connectivity (IFC) on its 30 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, as it looks to grow beyond its current regional eastern Canada- and US-focused network.
The new aircraft will be linefit with Viasat’s high-speed, reliable in-flight internet system and are expected to enter service in the second half of 2022.
“Introducing the E2 into Porter’s fleet gives us the ability to serve customers across North America,” said Kevin Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “Using Viasat’s technology allows us to create a distinct digital passenger experience for longer routes that builds on our award-winning approach to hospitality.”
Don Buchman, Viasat Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Aviation, said: “From our initial conversations with the Porter Airlines team, it was clear they place a high-value and emphasis on delivering an enhanced experience. Our proven IFC system delivers on this promise, which enables their passengers to benefit from the speeds, capacity and coverage offered by our ViaSat-2 satellite today, as well as our next-generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3, in the future.”