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See you closer to September, says Porter

Regional carrier sets return date as Aug. 31
Porter Airlines plane in flight

Regional air carrier Porter Airlines is delaying a return to service by another month.

Due to ongoing government travel restrictions, the regional air carrier is postponing its previously announced July 29 return date to Aug. 31.

Porter suspended operations on March 21.

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“Our ability to successfully relaunch service is directly tied to the lifting of travel restrictions,” said Michael Deluce, Porter's president and CEO in a June 29 release.

"We believe it is getting closer to a time when people can travel more freely and are optimistic that key border closures and mandatory quarantines will begin easing, so that we can recommence operations.”

Porter said it's waiving change and cancellation fees on all fares booked between today and Aug. 31, including to vacation packages.

The Toronto Island-based airline flies to Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Frederiction, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Stephenville, N.L., New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), with seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Muskoka, Ont., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.