Porter Airlines hopes to be airborne again by March 29 – more than a full year after suspending service due to COVID-19. The revised attempt date to restart flights is based on the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases and corresponding public health measures.
“With the introduction of vaccines, we are more optimistic about determining a date in the near-term to reintroduce flights than at any point since the pandemic began,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.
“More time is needed to assess the vaccine’s influence on current travel restrictions and when it is appropriate to begin operations again. We expect to establish a timeline for this to happen in the first part of 2021. ”
The airline says a further update will be provided this winter based on the status of the pandemic and the evolution of government measures “that may promote greater freedom to travel.”
Porter temporarily suspended operations on March 21, 2020.