TORONTO – Porter Airlines is updating its return-to-service date to October 7, 2020, from the previously-announced target of August 31, 2020.
Key factors affecting the ability to restart service include the Canada-U.S. border remaining closed to non-essential travel until at least August 21; the Atlantic Canada travel bubble that restricts movement beyond the region; non-essential travel advisories issued by governments; and mandatory quarantine rules.
“We never intended to suspend operations for such an extended period of time,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “Unfortunately, the layers of travel restrictions are serving to keep most people at home and show no signs of easing. We will continue making decisions based on how the situation evolves.”
Porter is waiving change and cancellation fees on all fares booked through October 7, including Porter Escapes vacation packages.
Porter temporarily suspended operations as of March 21, 2020 due to COVID-19.