Air Canada temporarily suspends flights to the United States


Air Canada announced the suspension of its service to the United States after Canada and the United States agreed to extend the restrictions on cross-border travel for another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The airline announced Tuesday that its last commercial flights between Canada and the United States will take place on April 26. She plans to resume service on May 22, unless government restrictions are extended again. It will cancel the modification costs for the customers concerned.

Non-essential travel between Canada and the United States was prohibited on March 21, although the border remained open to trade and commerce, with exemptions also granted for emergency response and public health.

The initial border restrictions put in place a month ago were due to expire today, but the new agreement extends it until mid-May.

WestJet has also extended its suspension of all cross-border and international flights. He stopped flying on these routes on March 22 for 30 days. Yesterday he extended the suspension of service until June 4.

WestJet also announced that it will cut 600 flights a day from its domestic schedule between May 5 and June 4, including the temporary cancellation of routes between certain Canadian cities.

In March, Air Transat flights were suspended until April 30 and Porter Airlines immobilized all flights until June 1. Sunwing has also suspended all commercial flights, but has yet to announce a return to service date.

Air Canada said it had cut its schedule by 90% due to COVID-19, but had continued to serve 11 US destinations to help repatriate Canadians in the past month.


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