Porter Airways has prolonged its short-term flight suspension till after the vacation season and into the brand new 12 months.
The airline, which is headquartered at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto, quickly halted operations in March as non-essential journey was banned and public well being restrictions have been put in place to cease the unfold of COVID-19.
Flights have been initially slated to renew on June 1 however the suspension has been prolonged quite a few instances.
In a information launch issued on Monday morning, the airline stated that it now hopes to renew companies by Feb. 11, 2021.
Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airways, stated the choice to defer service till 2021 was not one thing the airline had anticipated.
“Each delay to restarting flights has the best impact on our workforce members, who’re desirous to do their half to assist serve prospects underneath protected situations,” he stated in a press release Monday.
“Sadly, the continued and cumulative results of restrictive journey advisories, border closures and quarantines have suffocated journey demand to the purpose return to sustainable ranges of passenger visitors is very unlikely in 2020.”
Porter Airways stated they selected to start out planning to restart flights after “the historically sluggish post-holiday January interval” to present extra time for the federal government to carry journey restrictions and for the event of fast COVID-19 testing.
The Canada-U.S. border has been closed to non-essential journey since March. The restrictions have been final prolonged till Nov. 21.