MONTREAL — Air Canada’s last flights between Canada and the U.S. will operate April 26 now that the two countries have agreed to extend the border closing for at least another 30 days.
Air Canada says its U.S. flights could resume May 22, but notes that date is subject to any further government restrictions in an ever-evolving situation.
Air Canada had already vastly reduced its route network, to the U.S. and also internationally amid border closures and travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since mid-March the airline has reduced its schedule by more than 90% as a result of COVID-19. Following the initial announcement of U.S.-Canada travel restrictions on March 21, Air Canada maintained limited service to 11 U.S. destinations from its three Canadian hubs, primarily to facilitate the repatriation of Canadians.
The airline is waiving change fees for affected customers with bookings during this period to enable them to reschedule their travel with no additional fee. Customers can find more information about Air Canada’s rebooking policies and revised schedule at www.aircanada.com
More information about Air Canada’s COVID-19 response is also available at https://www.aircanada.com/ca/
Source: Travel Week