Summer flights between Toronto and Muskoka return

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Looking to skip the Toronto traffic on your way to Muskoka this summer? Porter Airlines can get you there in 20 minutes. On February 22, the airline announced that it will be resuming its summer flight service between Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport on Toronto Island and Muskoka Airport in Gravenhurst.

The service is seasonal, running from June 24 until September 6. Flights will happen twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, with service from Toronto to Muskoka leaving at 2:25 p.m., and service from Muskoka to Toronto leaving at 3:45 p.m. On long weekends, the Monday departures will be bumped to Tuesdays.

For anyone who books a flight from Toronto to Muskoka and back by March 8, Porter is offering a discounted roundtrip rate of $164. All bookings made before March 31 are eligible to be changed or cancelled at no extra cost.

“We look forward to bringing our passengers back to Muskoka after two seasons away due to the pandemic,” said Michael Deluce, Porter president and CEO, in a press release. “The picturesque Muskoka region is less than a 30-minute flight from downtown Toronto, making it more accessible for Torontonians, as well as other Porter travellers in Canada and the U.S.”

Porter first started flying between Toronto and Muskoka in 2019, but the service only lasted one summer as the airline suspended all flights for 18 months during the pandemic, stretching from March 21, 2020, until September 8, 2021.

When the airline did resume service, it introduced its Healthy Flights program to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The airline sanitizes all surfaces of the plane between each flight and fogs each plane every 25 days with Zoono, an electrostatic spray that kills 99.99 per cent of bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. Zoono is approved by Health Canada, Porter’s website states.

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