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Porter terminates flights to Muskoka

Porter terminates flights to Muskoka

Posted: 2023-03-02 12:09:45 By: thebay

Porter Airlines announced that the company will no longer run its seasonal summer route into the Muskoka Airport, according to James Murphy, the CEO of Explorers Edge.

“This is a business decision on Porter’s part,” Murphy says. Murphy said that two years of collecting data from all the Porter flights, of marketing the route locally, domestically and internationally, and of the RTO12 team being on the ground at the airport for every arrival and departure have resulted in an incredible wealth of data that will allow for an even more detailed and compelling business case to share with additional carriers.

“Now we have solid data and experience for building scheduled service at the airport, including successfully increasing the number of international visitors in 2022 over the inaugural season,” he said.

Murphy expressed gratitude to Porter Airlines for what basically amounted to “coaching the rookies,” and added that commercial air service will remain part of a greater transportation focus for Explorers Edge.