Porter Airways confirms restart of service to pick out Canadian locations starting Sept. 8

U.S. flights begin on Sept. 17

TORONTO, July 5, 2021 /CNW/ – Porter Airways is formally returning to the skies on Sept. 8, practically 18 months after suspending flights because of COVID-19 public well being and journey restrictions.

The flight schedule is returning in phases, with the preliminary group of Canadian locations being Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec Metropolis, St. John’s, NL, Thunder Bay and Toronto. U.S. locations in Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington observe on Sept. 17.

“That is the second our staff members, passengers and the communities we serve have been ready for,” mentioned Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airways. “The pandemic has progressed to the purpose that we will now start restoring service throughout our community, targeted round our fundamental base at Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport. Being grounded for greater than a 12 months has been extremely troublesome for everybody concerned. In true Porter style, our staff members have displayed outstanding ranges of dedication, engagement and optimism over this unsure time frame, regardless of the overwhelming majority being unable to work. Whereas deciding to droop our service was probably the most troublesome enterprise choice we have made, asserting a restart of flights is step one in a restoration course of that features recalling a whole bunch of staff members and welcoming again passengers. We’re wanting ahead to as soon as once more delivering Porter’s distinctive fashion of service.”

Roughly 500 staff members will probably be recalled to lively standing as the primary part of flights are launched. Extra workers will probably be added in subsequent months as flights and locations return to the schedule.

The preliminary flight schedule is as follows:

Canadian Routes*

Peak every day roundtrips

Service begin date



Ottawa – Toronto

6 flights

Sept. 8

Montreal – Toronto

6 flights



Sept. 8

Thunder Bay – Toronto

3 flights

Sept. 8

Ottawa – Halifax



2 flights

Sept. 13

Montreal – Halifax

1 flight

Sept. 13



Quebec Metropolis – Toronto

1 flight

Sept. 13

Halifax – St. John’s

1 flight



Sept. 17

Moncton – Ottawa

1 flight

Sept. 17

U.S. Routes*



New York (Newark) – Toronto

6 fights

Sept. 17

Boston – Toronto

3 flights



Sept. 17

Chicago (Halfway) – Toronto

2 flights

Sept. 17

Washington (Dulles) – Toronto



1 flight

Sept. 17

* All Toronto routes function at Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport. Schedules range by day of week.

Flights to different year-round locations usually operated by Porter are at present accessible for reserving and set to renew as of Oct. 6. Service is returning based mostly on anticipated passenger demand, with frequency and markets growing over time.

To offer flexibility and provides travellers peace of thoughts when buying for future journey, Porter is making all fares bought by July 20, for journey by way of December 15, 2021, totally refundable, with no charges. This additionally applies to Porter Escapes trip packages.

In preparation for its resumption of service, Porter is introducing a complete program to guard the well being of its passengers and staff members. Wholesome Flights strengthens present requirements specializing in excessive ranges of sanitization.

“Our security staff developed Wholesome Flights as greater than a guidelines of guidelines and procedures,” mentioned Deluce. “They fastidiously thought of easy methods to present a secure expertise for our passengers and staff members, whereas being true to our distinct model and method to service.”

Detailed details about Wholesome Flights is on the market on-line.

About Porter Airways
Porter Airways has revolutionized short-haul flying with a heat and easy method to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air journey. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline®within the World Airline Star Score®.

The airline at present presents flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec Metropolis, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Halfway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Muskoka, Ont., Myrtle Seaside, S.C., and Stephenville, N.L. Go to www.flyporter.com or observe @porterairlines on Instagram, Fb and Twitter.

Porter Airlines confirms restart of service to select Canadian destinations beginning Sept. 8 (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)

SOURCE Porter Airways

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