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Porter landing in Muskoka

Regional airline launches cottage country summer service
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Muskoka Airport air terminal
Muskoka Airport passenger terminal (Discover Muskoka photo)

Porter Airlines will be flying to Muskoka Airport with the introduction of 2019 summer service.

It’ll be a 20-minute flight, operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Mondays, between Billy Bishop City Airport and Muskoka Airport from June 27 to Sept. 3.

"Muskoka is an inspiring destination that attracts travellers from near and far," said company president-CEO Robert Deluce in a March 25 news release.

"This new route serves as a great opportunity to link Muskoka to our North American network."

Porter is teaming up with Explorers’ Edge of Bracebridge to deliver shuttle bus service between the airport and various accommodations in the area. The airport is located on Highway 11, halfway between Bracebridge and Gravenhurst. 

Explorers’ Edge is the regional tourism promoter for Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands, Muskoka and Parry Sound funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport.

"As the regional tourism organization for Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park, it is our intent to leverage this service to increase international visitation across our entire region,” said the organization’s executive director James Murphy.

Ontario tourism minister Michael Tibollo called the new service “great news for all Ontarians.”

"Through this partnership, Porter Airlines and the regional tourism organization are opening a new route that will boost local business and make this stunning part of our province an easy-to-access vacation destination.”

The District of Muskoka and Explorers’ Edge have been working to establish commercial flights into Muskoka Airport since 2016 to boost tourism numbers and foster more economic development opportunities in the area.




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