Air Canada and WestJet Temporarily Suspend Flights to U.S.
Air Canada has announced that it will suspend service to the United States after Canada and the U.S. agreed to extend a restriction on cross-border travel for another 30 days. The measure announced on April 20 says that the US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for 30 additional days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Non-essential travel between the countries was initially banned as of March 21, 2020.
Air Canada said Tuesday its last commercial flights between Canada and the U.S. will be on April 26. It plans to resume service May 22, unless government restrictions are extended again. It will waive change fees for affected customers.
WestJet has also extended its suspension of all transborder and international flights. It stopped flying those routes as of March 22 for 30 days. As of yesterday, it extended the service suspension until June 4, CBC reports.