Porter Airlines confirms restart of service to select Canadian destinations beginning September 8

Porter Airlines is officially returning to the skies on Sept. 8, nearly 18 months after suspending flights due to COVID-19 public health and travel restrictions.

U.S. flights start on September 17 (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)
U.S. flights start on September 17 (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)

The flight schedule is returning in phases, with the initial group of Canadian destinations being HalifaxMonctonMontrealOttawaQuebec CitySt. John’s, NLThunder Bay and Toronto. U.S. destinations in BostonChicagoNew York and Washington follow on Sept. 17.

Approximately 500 team members will be recalled to active status as the first phase of flights are introduced. More staff will be added in subsequent months as flights and destinations return to the schedule.

The initial flight schedule is as follows:

Canadian Routes* Peak daily roundtrips Service start date
Ottawa – Toronto 6 flights Sept. 8
Montreal – Toronto 6 flights Sept. 8
Thunder Bay – Toronto 3 flights Sept. 8
Ottawa – Halifax 2 flights Sept. 13
Montreal – Halifax 1 flight Sept. 13
Quebec City – Toronto 1 flight Sept. 13
Halifax – St. John’s 1 flight Sept. 17
Moncton – Ottawa 1 flight Sept. 17
U.S. Routes*
New York (Newark) – Toronto 6 fights Sept. 17
Boston – Toronto 3 flights Sept. 17
Chicago (Midway) – Toronto 2 flights Sept. 17
Washington (Dulles) – Toronto 1 flight Sept. 17
* All Toronto routes operate at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Schedules vary by day of week.

Flights to other year-round destinations normally operated by Porter are currently available for booking and set to resume as of Oct. 6.