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Mon, 1 February 2021

Air Canada Suspends Flights to 15 Destinations in Mexico and Caribbean

Air Canada has temporarily suspended flights to all of its Mexican and Caribbean destinations for 90 days in response to ongoing COVID19 concerns, particularly during the Spring Break period.

The airline says the decision was taken in collaboration with the Government of Canada.

The suspension will affect flights to the following 15 destinations and will last until Friday, 30 April 2021:

Air Canada Airbus A330 reg: C-GHLM. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

* Cayo Coco
* Cancun
* Liberia
* Montego Bay
* Punta Cana
* Varadero
* Puerto Vallarta
* Antigua
* Aruba
* Barbados
* Kingston
* Mexico City
* Nassau
* Providenciales
* San Jose

To help ensure Canadians are not stranded abroad, Air Canada plans to operate a number of one-way commercial flights from affected destinations after 31 January in order to return customers at the suspended destinations to Canada.

"Air Canada believes a collaborative approach with the Government of Canada involving all air carriers is the best means to respond to the COVID19 pandemic, especially given concerns around the variants of COVID19 and travel during the Spring Break period," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada. "Through consultation we have established an approach that will allow us to achieve an orderly reduction in service to these destinations that minimizes the impact on our customers and will support important public health goals to manage COVID19. System-wide the incremental impact on Air Canada's cash burn is not material given the already reduced levels of passenger traffic resulting from COVID19 and travel restrictions."

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