The airline returns to the skies in September, along with Sault Ste. Marie flights are expected to return in October
Porter today announced that flights will resume to select destinations on September 8, nearly 18 months after flights were suspended due to COVID-19.
The Canadian destinations included in the original group are Thunder Bay, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec and St. John’s. On September 17, the company resumed flights to the United States, including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington.
Flights to other destinations year round, including Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie, are scheduled to resume on October 6. The service will be based on passenger demand.
“This is the moment our team members, passengers and the communities we serve have been waiting for,” said President and CEO Michael Deluce.
“The pandemic has progressed to the point that we can now begin to restore service… Being grounded for over a year has been incredibly difficult for everyone involved. “
For added flexibility, Porter makes all fares purchased before July 20, for travel through December 15, 2021, fully refundable at no charge.
About 500 Porter Airlines staff will be recalled to active status with the first phase of flights, followed in stages by additional reminders as more flights are reinstated on the schedule.