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Porter Ends Season With Uptick In Passenger Count

Posted: 2019-09-13 07:45:00 By: hbr

Porter Airlines first summer of flights to Muskoka appears to have wrapped up on a high note.

Early on in the season there were concerns that the number of people using the services weren’t meeting expectations. However, District councillors heard during a recent meeting that the number of passengers increased steadily as the summer progressed.

In June Porter began a three-year pilot project that will see twice-weekly passenger air service between Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto and the Muskoka Airport in Gravenhurst.

Michael Dubben, the District CAO, reported that flights are now running typically between 50 and 75 percent capacity on the 70-seat flights, and sometimes higher.