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Porter Airlines extends suspension of flights until end of August

Last Updated Jun 29, 2020 at 11:36 am EDT

A Porter Airlines plane lands next to a taxiing plane at Toronto's Island Airport on Nov. 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Summary

The airline had previously planned to resume flying on July 29


Porter says the ability to successfully relaunch service is directly tied to the lifting of travel restrictions


Airline is waiving change and cancellation fees on all fares booked between June 29 and Aug. 31


Porter Airlines is extending the suspension of all its flights until the end of August.

The airline had previously planned to resume flying on July 29.

Porter chief executive Michael Deluce says the ability to successfully relaunch service is directly tied to the lifting of travel restrictions.

He adds that Porter believes it is getting closer to a time when people can travel more freely and the airline is optimistic that key border closures and mandatory quarantines will begin easing.

The airline is waiving change and cancellation fees on all fares booked between June 29 and Aug. 31.

Porter stopped flying on March 21 as travel restrictions due to the pandemic ramped up and caused a sharp drop in demand.