Porter Airlines is providing greater flexibility for frequent flyers who are unable to travel due to COVID-19. Porter Pass holders and VIPorter loyalty members will continue receiving the full value of their travel programs.
Porter Pass offers frequent travellers prepaid tickets for a select number of one-way flights, at a discounted price. Porter Pass holders with vouchers set to expire between March 2 and July 31, 2020, now have until June 30, 2021 to use their passes. The system is automatically updated and no action is necessary.
VIPorter loyalty members will maintain their current points balance. VIPorter points set to expire between March 19 and June 15, 2020, will be extended to December 31, 2021. Points that have already expired during this time period will be reinstated automatically. No action is required by VIPorter members.
VIPorter premium members will automatically have their current status extended until December 31, 2021. Members’ 2020 qualifying spend isn’t affected by this change, so they will continue earning towards their next premium upgrade when they begin flying again this year.
“The extensions to our travel programs provide the reassurance our passengers need during this uncertain time,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “When they are ready to return to the skies, they can resume travelling with confidence, right where they left off.”
Porter temporarily suspended operations on March 21, to support ongoing public health efforts to contain COVID-19. Reservations are currently being taken for Porter flights starting June 1.