Porter Airlines is confirming that it will operate a full flight schedule during the G20 Summit meetings scheduled for June 26th and 27th, in Toronto. At the same time, it is possible that some delays may be experienced due to special security measures being implemented downtown.
Peak summit related activities occurring between Friday, June 25th and Sunday, June 27th as well as the time leading up to the summit from Monday June 21st to Thursday June 24th, may affect aspects of travel for passengers arriving to or departing from Toronto.
Road closures will prevent Porter’s shuttle bus from operating on certain days. Porter has decided to suspend its complimentary shuttle service as part of security and safety plans starting Monday, June 21st, through Sunday, June 27th. Regular shuttle service resumes Monday, June 28.
Public transit may be the best option. Union Station and public transit are to continue operating. A streetcar stop is located one short block from the airport at Bathurst St. and Queen’s Quay.
On the ground, passengers should allow more time than usual for getting to and departing from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Some delays and detours are to be expected when navigating the city. Movement will be highly restricted within designated downtown areas that are typically accessible, particularly beginning Friday, June 25th.
The airport ferry service will operate on its normal schedule.
“Our main objective is to give people as much information as possible about Porter’s plan for operating during the G20, so that they can make informed travel decisions,” said Robert Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines. “Everyone recognizes this is an extraordinary event and new information may cause some plans to be adjusted. We’ll do our best to make sure our passengers have the best information as soon as possible.”
Passengers can keep track of their flight status at www.flyporter.com. And, if travel plans are altered due to the summit, a credit can be issued or itinerary changes made for no cost. This can be arranged by contacting the Call Centre, (888) 619-8622, which is open Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, and Saturday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
Passengers are also encouraged to keep up to date through media reports and websites, such as G20 Summit – http://g20.gc.ca/home/.