Porter Airlines is suspending operations until June 1. Their statement reads, “Remaining flights through March 20, will allow customers to complete existing trips and return home, or make last-minute reservations to reach a destination,” the statement said.”
Aviation experts are calling the current events tougher on airlines than the events September 11th. 2001.
Porter Airlines flies out of Halifax Stanfield International Airport and many others in Atlantic Canada. Their destinations are in Eastern North America.
To support public health efforts, we are temporarily suspending operations at the end of the day on Friday, March 20, with plans to resume service on Monday, June 1. Read more: https://t.co/BIh33Y73Eg.
— Porter Airlines (@porterairlines) March 18, 2020
Michael Deluce, Porter’s president and CEO said, “COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on people around the world and Porter is determined to do our part to support the efforts of the Canadian, U.S. and global authorities in their responses. Restricting activities by people in all communities is what’s required to keep our team members and passengers healthy, and ultimately to end this fast-spreading pandemic. A temporary suspension of all flights allows the public health crisis to diminish and then time to restart our operations.”