Advertisement

Air Canada says it will resume some flights to sun destinations beginning in May

Click to play video: '‘It’s a major concern,’ experts warn airline industry may not be ready for rush of travelers' ‘It’s a major concern,’ experts warn airline industry may not be ready for rush of travelers
WATCH: ‘It’s a major concern,’ experts warn airline industry may not be ready for rush of travelers – Mar 24, 2021

Air Canada says it will restore some service along routes to Jamaica, Mexico and Barbados beginning in early May after Canadian airlines suspended all flights to sun destinations in January at the request of the federal government.

Air Canada will operate three flights per week from Toronto to Mexico City starting May 3, and one flight per week from Toronto to Kingston, Jamaica and Bridgetown, Barbados beginning May 5 and May 9, respectively.

Read more: Air travel to Canada drops a month after feds implement COVID-19 quarantine hotels

The suspension on flights to sun destinations was intended to last until April 30.

Air Canada said in its most recent earnings call in February that it expected the federal government to replace some quarantine measures for international travellers with a testing program at airports by the time the suspensions were scheduled to lift.

Story continues below advertisement
Click to play video: 'Air Canada to provide refunds in exchange for bailout, union says' Air Canada to provide refunds in exchange for bailout, union says
Air Canada to provide refunds in exchange for bailout, union says – Mar 4, 2021

In addition to flights to sun destinations, Air Canada also suspended some routes to the U.S. and other countries earlier this year due to low demand for travel.

Read more: Air Canada ready to refund flight cancellations in exchange for bailout: union

The airline plans to restore some routes, including Vancouver – Tokyo as of May 1, Toronto – Hong Kong as of May 6 and Toronto – Bogota as of May 7.

Sponsored content