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Porter Airlines once again pushes back reopening to November

Last Updated Sep 8, 2020 at 11:15 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

Porter Airlines announced it will be once again pushing back its return-to-service date from Oct. 7 to Nov. 7


The airline has waved change and cancellation fees on all fired booked until Nov. 12


Porter suspended service since March 21 due to the pandemic, and it is the third time it has extended its reopening date


Travellers hoping to head down to the lakeshore and hop on a flight next month will have to wait a little longer.

Porter Airlines announced on Tuesday it will be once again pushing back its return-to-service date from Oct. 7 to Nov. 7.

This is the third time the airline has extended its reopening date.

The company said because of the continued closure of the Canada-U.S. border, the Atlantic Canada travel bubble and the extension of the quarantine period for travellers.

“Every one of our markets is affected by the Canadian government’s non-essential travel advisory and border closures,” Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, explained in a statement.

“We understand the impact this has on our passengers and our team members and continue to make decisions based on how the situation evolves.”

To assist customers, the airline has waved change and cancellation fees on all fired booked until Nov. 12, including vacation packages booked through Porter Escapes.

Porter suspended service since March 21 due to the pandemic.