November 18 2021  |  Connectivity & Satellites

Porter selects Viasat for IFC

By Jayson Koblun


The new aircraft will be linefit with Viasat’s high-speed, inflight internet system and are expected to enter service in the second half of 2022.

Porter Airlines announced that it has chosen Viasat’s inflight connectivity solution to be installed on the Toronto-based airline’s 30 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

The new aircraft will be linefit with Viasat’s high-speed, inflight 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, Porter Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, in the November 18 press release. “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.”

Porter is planning to add to its current regional options, including additional routes to the west coast, southern US, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“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 today, as well as our next-generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3 satellite, in the future,” said Don Buchman, Viasat Vice president and General Manager, Commercial Aviation.

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