In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, Porter Airlines has announced it will be suspending all operations at the end of the day on Friday, March 20.
The Toronto-based airline says it plans to resume service on Monday, June 1.
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“We support the Canadian and US governments in their responses to control the spread of COVID-19. It is apparent that restricting activities is what’s required to keep people healthy, and ultimately end this fast-spreading pandemic,” said the airline in a statement.
To further assist Canadians abroad get home safely, the airline said it’s waived all change and cancellation fees.
“If you don’t need to travel, we encourage you to cancel your booking to make room for those who need to return home.”
Michael Deluce, Porter’s president and CEO said, “COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on people around the world and Porter is determined to do our part to support the efforts of the Canadian, US, and global authorities in their responses.”
Deluce said that restricting activities by people in all communities is what’s required to keep Porter Airline’s team members and passengers healthy, and ultimately end this fast-spreading pandemic.
“A temporary suspension of all flights allows the public health crisis to diminish and then time to restart our operations,” said Deluce.
All changes and cancellations can be made online for all fares at flyporter.com.