Porter Airlines of Canada has chosen to extend its grounding – now through to the 7th October.
The airline was last due to restart its operations on the 31st August, however it seems the airline is going to extended it further.
Porter chose suspend operations from the 21st March 2020 due to a drop in travel due to the pandemic.
According to the airline factors affecting the ability to restart service include the Canada-U.S. border remaining closed to non-essential travel until at least 21st August, the Atlantic Canada travel bubble that restricts movement beyond the region, non-essential travel advisories issued by governments; and mandatory quarantine rules.
Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines.
“We never intended to suspend operations for such an extended period of time,”
“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 Airlines operate a fleet of 29 De Havilland of Canada Dash 8 Q400 aircraft in its fleet, all of which remain grounded until such time to airline can take to the air.
The airline serves 17 Canadian and five US destinations from its base of Toronto Billy Bishop City Airport.
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