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Porter extends service suspension by another month

Porter extends service suspension by another month

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

TORONTO — Porter Airlines has pushed back its resumption date by another month due to continuing travel restrictions associated with COVID-19.

Its suspension of service has once again been extended to Dec. 15, one month later than its previously extended date of Nov. 12. Porter temporarily suspended operations on March 21 due to the global pandemic.

“The flare up of COVID-19 cases in certain markets during the last month dampened any expectation of changes to government restrictions that will enable us to begin flying again in November,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.

He added: “The federal government is indicating that they need more confidence about what course the pandemic will take before restrictions are reconsidered. We hope that lifting of travel restrictions will soon be possible given evolving technology such as rapid testing, and health and safety investments that the travel industry is making.”

To accommodate impacted guests, Porter is waiving change and cancellation fees on all fares booked through Dec. 15, including Porter Escapes vacation packages.

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