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TORONTO — Porter Airlines has pushed back its temporary suspension of flights by four weeks, with flights set to resume on June 29.
The airline, which stopped flying on March 21 due to COVID-19, had previously announced that flights would resume on June 1.
To provide flexibility and give travellers peace of mind when purchasing for future travel, Porter is waiving change and cancellation fees on all fares booked by June 29. This also applies to Porter Escapes vacation packages. Tickets for travel beginning June 29 are available for purchase now.
“Our initial restart date of June 1, was something we believed was reasonable at the time,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “While there are many promising signs about how COVID-19 is being contained, it is also clear that border restrictions, government-imposed stay-at-home orders and bans on non-essential travel will remain in place for many regions through much of May and into June. This makes it difficult for people to travel, so Porter will continue aligning its approach with the public health response.”
Additional measures will be introduced prior to restarting flights in compliance with evolving regulations and Porter’s own standards to ensure that our team and passengers are protected.
“We are eager to restart operations, so that team members can be recalled to work and we can help facilitate an economic recovery,” added Deluce. “This will be done in a responsible manner, taking into account health and safety precautions.”