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Toronto’s Porter Airlines extends flight suspension to Nov. 12

A photo of a Porter Airlines airplane at Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto on July 2, 2019.
A photo of a Porter Airlines airplane at Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto on July 2, 2019. Gabby Rodrigues / Global News

Porter Airlines says its return-to-service date has now moved back another month to Nov. 12 due to measures in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The airline. which operates out of Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto. previously announced a reopening target of Oct 7.

Porter Airlines said due to Canadian quarantine laws of a mandatory 14-day self-isolation for international travellers, the continued closure of the Canada-U.S. border and the Atlantic Canada travel bubble, the airline has decided to extend the service suspension.

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“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, said.

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

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Cancellation and change fees on all fares and Porter Escapes vacation packages booked through Nov. 12 will be waived.

The airline has suspended service since March 21.