Porter Airlines has unveiled the details of its updated premium inflight service offering, with an emphasis on partnering with high-quality Canadian brands.
Coinciding with the airline’s strategy to grow in markets throughout North America using new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, as well as its existing De Havilland Dash 8-400 fleet, travellers will enjoy a new level of inflight service. The new aircraft and inflight amenities come into service on February 1.
Porter’s onboard experience aims to transform expectations for economy air travel. Each partner was carefully selected for its locality, quality ingredients, brand alignment and focus on sustainability.
“All of our food and beverage partners are Canadian, deeply passionate about their craft and have strong relationships within their communities,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “Porter is aligning our brand with premium partners who emulate our values and the distinct service that we pride ourselves in delivering. With a focus on high-quality products, generous service and competitive prices, our passengers will experience economy air travel in a way that no other airline is offering.”
Porter’s existing signature inflight service – PorterClassic – featuring complimentary beer and wine served in glassware, along with a selection of premium snacks, will continue to be part of the journey on both the De Havilland Dash 8-400 and Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.
- A rotating selection of Beau’s Brewing Co. (Vankleek Hill, Ontario) craft beer, as well as Jackson-Triggs (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario) Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon.
- A collection of tea from Sloane Fine Tea Merchants (Toronto) and freshly brewed arabica bean Balzac’s Coffee Roasters (Stratford, Ontario).
- An assortment of premium snacks, including Hardbite (Surrey, B.C.) All Natural Kettle Cooked Chips, Good For You Desserts (Toronto) chocolate chip banana bread, naturSource (Saint-Laurent, Quebec) Olio d’Oliva and our Tamari® Almonds, Three Farmers (Saskatoon, Sask.) zesty cheddar roasted fava beans, and Cookie It Up (Aurora, Ontario) milk chocolate shortbread.
On longer haul E195-E2 flights, the option of fresh food made with healthy ingredients is also available, along with additional premium beverages. These menu items are included with PorterReserve, a new, all-inclusive economy experience and also available for purchase with PorterClassic.
Other packaged menu items include oatmeal, pasta, noodles, beef jerky and protein bars. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available on every flight.
Sustainability is at the heart of the new menu design, with a priority on reducing and eventually eliminating single-use plastics onboard, providing biodegradable cups and cutlery and eco-friendly packaging.
In addition to the food and beverage offering, all E195-E2 passengers will have access to a free digital passenger experience with partner Viasat Inc.’s high-speed, reliable Wi-Fi providing full access to web surfing and streaming services. West Entertainment’s inflight entertainment content features current and classic movies, trending TV series, children’s programming and documentaries that can be played on personal devices.