Porter Airways delays service restart, eyes March 29 as new tentative date

TORONTO — Porter Airways has as soon as extra delayed its plans to restart flights, setting March 29 as a brand new tentative date, simply over a 12 months because it first suspended operations.

The regional airline mentioned in November that it anticipated to restart flights on Feb. 11, however revised these plans in gentle of a continued surge in COVID-19 instances and new public well being measures.

Porter’s announcement comes after Ottawa carried out a brand new requirement that worldwide travellers present proof of a destructive COVID-19 take a look at previous to arrival.

Porter suspended operations on March 21, 2020, as a result of pandemic.

Michael Deluce, Porter’s president and CEO, mentioned in a press release that the introduction of the vaccine has given the airline extra confidence about setting a date within the near-term than at any level because the pandemic started.

Deluce added that the airline wants extra time to evaluate the COVID-19 vaccine’s impact on journey and expects to situation one other replace on its operations this winter.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Jan. 11, 2021.