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Porter adds Muskoka summer service


March 25, 2019
By Wings Staff

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Porter Airlines will be flying to Muskoka Airport with the introduction of 2019 summer service beginning June 27. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)

Porter Airlines will be flying to Muskoka Airport with the introduction of 2019 summer service into one of Ontario’s best-known areas for cottaging and summer activities, including a range of golf courses, marinas, camps, provincial parks (Algonquin) and cultural attractions in the region.

Flights will have an air time of approximately 20 minutes, explains Porter, operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Mondays between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Muskoka Airport, from June 27 to September 3. Connecting flights are available via Toronto for numerous Porter destinations in the U.S. and Canada.

“Muskoka is an inspiring destination that attracts travellers from near and far,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “This new route serves as a great opportunity to link Muskoka to our North American network.”

Explorers’ Edge will also introduce a seasonal shuttle-bus service at the Muskoka Airport to deliver Porter passengers to accommodations across the region. The organization will also offer what is described as $100 in spending vouchers as a traveller incentive for tourists who book a flight and accommodation.

“As the regional tourism organization for Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park, it is our intent to leverage this service to increase international visitation across our entire region,” said James Murphy, executive director of Explorers’ Edge. “Our thanks to the District of Muskoka representatives for their efforts to ready the airport, including working with Transport Canada and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.”