Air Canada has temporarily suspended flights to the United States after the announcement was made to extend restrictions on the border between Canada and the U.S.
The restrictions on the border have been extended for another 30 days.
Today Air Canada announced that it will suspend scheduled service to the U.S. after April 26. Air Canada plans to resume commercial flights to the U.S. on May 22, subject to any further government restrictions beyond that date.
The airline also announced it is waiving change fees for affected customers with bookings during this period to enable them to reschedule their travel with no additional fee.
Air Canada has been operating on a reduced schedule by more than 90 per cent since March 16, as a result of COVID-19.
All non-essential travel along the U. S. and Canada border was halted on March 21.
According to the airline, when the restriction was initially put in place at the border, Air Canada maintained limited service to 11 U.S. destinations from its three Canadian hubs, primarily to facilitate the repatriation of Canadians.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “This is an important decision and one that will keep people on both sides of the border safe.”
The border has remained open for commercial travel with exemptions for public health and emergencies.