According to a press release, Air Canada flight 007 on October 13 had a passenger testing positive for COVID-19 and another passenger who did not follow local health rules regarding the provision of health information. No further details were provided. The department later banned Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver from arriving at its airport from October 16 to 29. The airline says cargo flights and flights from Toronto are unaffected by the order.
“Due to Hong Kong local government restrictions affecting multiple carriers, Air Canada passenger flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong are scheduled for October 16, 23, 26, [and] 29 were canceled, ”said an Air Canada spokesperson.
“The affected customers of the four flights, some of whom may have connections, are re-leased and offered travel options. “
The airline says anyone who cannot be re-rented within three hours of their original flight time is offered a refund.
Hong Kong recorded 59 new cases of COVID-19 between October 1 and October 14, with one of them being a locally spread case of “unknown origin.”