Porter Airlines Sets August 31 2020 as Scheduled Re-start Date

Thunder Bay International Airport reports record passenger volumes

THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – Porter Airlines is looking to resume safe service as fast as possible. The airline has extended its planned July re-start date to August 31, 2020.

“Our ability to successfully relaunch service is directly tied to the lifting of travel restrictions,” says Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “We believe it is getting closer to a time when people can travel more freely and are optimistic that key border closures and mandatory quarantines will begin easing, so that we can recommence operations.”

Details on Porter’s new Healthy Flights program, designed to keep both passengers and team members safe, will be shared in the coming weeks.

To provide flexibility and give travelers peace of mind when purchasing for future travel, Porter is waiving change and cancellation fees on all fares booked between today and Aug. 31. This also applies to Porter Escapes vacation packages.

Porter temporarily suspended operations as of March 21, due to increasingly-restrictive government travel limitations associated with COVID-19.