Canada's Porter Airlines and Viasat, Inc. announced Viasat's in-flight connectivity and wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems will be factory-installed on an additional 20 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft on order. The first of these new aircraft are scheduled to begin service next year. Porter Airlines is Canada's only airline to offer free, fast in-flight Wi-Fi across its entire Embraer E 195-E2 fleet.
Powered by Viasat's Ka-band satellite technology and efficient use of bandwidth, connected Porter passengers onboard its Embraer E195- E195-E2 aircraft are able to stream video or music, browse websites, use email or apps -- all on their own personal electronic devices. The in-flight Wi-Fi also enables access to a wide array of free streaming entertainment, including movies and popular TV series. Additionally, Porter Airlines' in-flight Wi-Fi service is available gate-to-gate.
Porter's extension of its in-flight connectivity service aligns with its ongoing expansion efforts. The airline continues to fulfill its growth plans of building a North American network that currently includes cross-Canada destinations and routes to the southern and western U.S.