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Porter Airlines opens Ontario’s Muskoka region to North American travellers with summer service

 
‎Today, ‎March ‎25, ‎2019, ‏‎3 minutes ago | Canadian Aviation News

Provided by Porter Airlines/CNW

TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ – Porter Airlines will be flying to Muskoka Airport with the introduction of 2019 summer service. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, Muskoka has established itself among the world’s iconic summer retreats.

Flights will have an air time of approximately 20 minutes, 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.

Porter Airlines will be flying to Muskoka Airport with the introduction of 2019 summer service. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)Porter Airlines opens Ontario’s Muskoka region to North American travellers with summer service. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines)

“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.”

Travellers can soak up stunning scenery, from picturesque historic towns and villages to iconic Algonquin Park, and the area’s famous waterways, including beautiful Georgian Bay. Muskoka offers a charming variety of amenities with golf courses, marinas, camps and cultural attractions spanning the region.

“Explorers’ Edge is thrilled to be partnering with Porter Airlines to bring seasonal service to the Muskoka Airport this summer,” said James Murphy, executive director of Explorers’ Edge. “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. 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.”

“A new summer service between Toronto and Muskoka is great news for all Ontarians,” said Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “Through this partnership, Porter Airlines and the regional tourism organization are opening a new route that will boost local business and make this stunning part of our province an easy-to-access vacation destination. Ontario is truly open for business in Muskoka.” 

Schedule details are as follows:

Day of week Toronto departure time Muskoka departure time
Thursday 1:10 p.m. 2:20 p.m.
Monday* 9:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
*Tuesday departure during long weekends.

As part of an exceptional visitor experience in Muskoka and surrounding areas, Explorers’ Edge will also introduce a seasonal shuttle bus service at the airport to deliver Porter passengers to accommodations across the region. The organization will also offer a traveller incentive for tourists who book a flight and accommodation, to the tune of $100 CDN in spending vouchers.

Flights are currently available for booking on Porter’s website and through travel agents. For complete schedule and booking details, visit www.flyporter.com

Direct flights

Departs Arrives Basic Standard Flexible Freedom
1:10PM
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1:45PM
 

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48 minutes ago, Malcolm said:

Flights will have an air time of approximately 20 minutes,

 

48 minutes ago, Malcolm said:

Thursday 1:10 p.m. 2:20 p.m.

That's a lot of taxi time? LOL 🧐

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6 hours ago, Kasey said:

 

That's a lot of taxi time? LOL 🧐

And the drive is shown only to be 2hr 20mins. Which can not be much longer than the time needed to get to the airport, check in etc. plus the flight time and then of course the journey from the airport to the final destination (hotel or what ever). 

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3 minutes ago, Malcolm said:

And the drive is shown only to be 2hr 20mins. 

I would suggest you revisit that over the Victoria Day long weekend and not the last week of March.

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1 hour ago, Malcolm said:

And the drive is shown only to be 2hr 20mins. 

Yes I think that’s plenty of block time. 

Years ago City Express did that route from YTZ and passengers connected with a steam driven paddle boat (RMS Segwun) that toured around the waterways. I recall trying to get a sun baked Dash 8 to cool off enough for passenger boarding and even the short flight back to YTZ wasn’t long enough to cool it either. 😓

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1 hour ago, Super 80 said:

I would suggest you revisit that over the Victoria Day long weekend and not the last week of March.

I guess it all depends on what your time is worth. 

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4 hours ago, Malcolm said:

Day of week - Toronto departure time - Muskoka departure time

Thursday                    1:10 p.m.                             2:20 p.m.

Monday*                     9:20 a.m.                            10:30 a.m.

 

I think you are misreading the schedule.  1310 departure, 20 minute flight with a 5 minute taxi on either end equals a 1340 arrival in Muskoka, 40 minutes on the ground for a 1420 departure back to YTZ.

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1 hour ago, Ex 9A Guy said:

I think you are misreading the schedule.  1310 departure, 20 minute flight with a 5 minute taxi on either end equals a 1340 arrival in Muskoka, 40 minutes on the ground for a 1420 departure back to YTZ.

I was not misreading it at all.  Note the heading on top of the 1:10pm TIME etc. my reference to 2 plus hours was of course for the  drive to Muskoka from Toronto.

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4 hours ago, Malcolm said:

I guess it all depends on what your time is worth. 

I would rather spend my weekend in the Gardiner hobo camp than drive to Muskoka any weekend from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving.

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2 hours ago, Super 80 said:

I would rather spend my weekend in the Gardiner hobo camp than drive to Muskoka any weekend from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving.

And I would rather spend time at Lake Louise. 😀

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2:20 from Toronto to Muskoka on a Friday afternoon is a pipe dream. The timing would likely be upwards of 3 easily and I have seen it above 6.  Then do it all again on Sunday night southbound.  20 minute flight sounds pretty good.

 

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