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Porter Airlines resumes service after flights grounded due to ‘system outage’

A Porter Airlines plane lands next to a taxiing plane at Toronto's Island Airport on Friday, November 13, 2015. The future of Bombardier's sole Canadian CSeries order is in serious doubt after Ottawa confirmed it would not allow passenger jets to fly out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
A Porter Airlines plane lands next to a taxiing plane at Toronto's Island Airport on Friday, November 13, 2015. The future of Bombardier's sole Canadian CSeries order is in serious doubt after Ottawa confirmed it would not allow passenger jets to fly out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Porter Airlines says its flights have resumed service, just over two hours after the Toronto-based airline announced that service was suspended due to a widespread system outage.

A spokesperson told Global News that five flights were cancelled as a result, affecting 400 passengers.

All affected passengers will be given the option of traveling today if they so choose, or can travel tomorrow or get a full refund.

“We will be reviewing the circumstances to determine specifically what caused the issue,” the spokesperson said.

The airline had previously issued a tweet at around 4:30 p.m. ET saying that all arriving and departing flights were grounded.

READ MORE: Transportation Safety Board can’t identify object after near ’mid-air collision’ of Porter flight

Porter operates flights out of Toronto’s island airport to and from cities across Canada, and seven locations in the U.S.

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— With a file from the Canadian Press.

 

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