Porter Airlines, a Canadian carrier, is extending its destinations throughout North America with the introduction of up to 80 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft into its fleet. The planes have transcontinental range and will enter into service starting in the second half of 2022. Porter is Embraer’s North American launch customer for the E2. The total aircraft order is valued at up to $5.82 billion at current list prices, with 30 firm commitments and 50 purchase right options. Porter intends to operate the E2s from Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto Pearson International Airport. The introduction of specific routes will be determined in advance of aircraft deliveries. While establishing service at Pearson Airport for the first time, according to an announcement, flights from Porter’s existing hub at downtown Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport remain core to its business and will continue with high-frequency regional service on turboprop aircraft. Service is scheduled to restart at Billy Bishop on Sept. 8,  following a temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions.