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TORONTO — Porter Airlines is introducing new service to Muskoka from Toronto for the summer season.
Launching June 27 and running until Sept. 3, the twice-weekly service will depart Thursdays and Mondays between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Muskoka Airport. Flights will have an air time of approximately 20 minutes.
Connecting flights will be available via Toronto for numerous Porter destinations in the U.S. and Canada.
“Muskoka is an inspiring destination that attracts travellers from near and far,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “This new route serves as a great opportunity to link Muskoka to our North American network.”
James Murphy, executive director of Explorers’ Edge, the regional tourism organization for Muskoka, Parry sound and Algonquin Park, added that he is “thrilled” to be partnering with Porter this summer.
“It is our intent to leverage this service to increase international visitation across our entire region. Our thanks to the District of Muskoka representatives for their efforts to ready the airport, including working with Transport Canada and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority,” he said.
To complement the new service, Explorers’ Edge will also introduce a seasonal shuttle bus service at the airport to deliver Porter passengers to accommodations across the region. In addition, the organization will offer travellers who book a flight and accommodation $100 in spending vouchers.
For complete schedule and booking details go to flyporter.com.