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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Air Canada to suspend most U.S. and International flights and reduce flights within Canada


Air Canada announced this evening that they are going to gradually suspend most of their U.S. and International flights by March 31 and offer a reduced domestic schedule for April. They will continue to fly a small amount of select cities outside of  Canada from April 1st to 30th and potentially beyond that:

"Air Canada intends to continue to operate a limited number of international "air bridges" between one or more of its Canadian hubs and the cities of London, Paris, Frankfurt, Delhi, Tokyo and Hong Kong from April 1 until at least April 30. This will reduce its international network from 101 airports to six.

As to U.S. transborder services, given the decision by the U.S. and Canadian governments today, from April 1, Air Canada will reduce its transborder network from 53 airports to 13, subject to further reductions based on demand or government edicts. The cities with continued service will be: New York (LGA and EWR), Boston, Washington, D.C. (IAD and DCA), Chicago, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale."

Meanwhile, Domestically this is what Air Canada plans:

"reducing its domestic network from 62 airports to 40 through a reduced network during the period April 1 to 30, subject to further reductions based on demand or government edict."

If there is good news to take away from this is that flights aren't going to stop completely. Air Canada will be providing essential flights to bring Canadians home and also to repatriate those visiting Canada back to their home countries.

This news has been added to our COVID-19 Resource Page 
Image via Air Canada

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