Porter Airlines to require staff to be vaccinated or produce a recent COVID test

Airline to resume service on September 8

Porter Airlines says when it takes to the skies again, all its staff will either be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test before they start their shift.

The Toronto-based airline announced Wednesday that team members must be fully vaccinated or present a negative test administered within 72 hours of the start of their shift. It is the first Canadian airline to introduce these measures.

Porter Airlines will resume flights on September 8 after passenger flights were grounded for nearly a year and a half. It will provide flights out of Billy Bishop Airport to Montreal, Ottawa, and Thunder Bay initially, with eight more destinations to be offered a week later.