Porter Airlines has extended the suspension of flights once again.
The airline had previously planned to resume flights on March 29, however, with restrictions still in place for Toronto and Peel Region, and with the latest modeling from the Province suggesting March could see a spike in COVID-19 variant cases—which could see the daily number of new cases jump to as high as 3,000–that date has been pushed back once again.
The new, tentative date for the airline to resume flights is May 19.
“The implementation of more restrictive travel rules by governments since our last update makes an early spring restart unviable,” Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, said in a news release.
“While there are signs of progress in containing the pandemic, it is necessary to reset our sights based on changing conditions. We remain optimistic that things are moving in the right direction, but it is possible that this tentative date may also need to be modified if vaccinations don’t accelerate to enable the easing of travel restrictions,” he continued.