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Swoop, Air Canada to to Suspend Flights to the Caribbean and Mexico

Swoop is adjusting international operations in response to the Canadian Government’s request to suspend flying to Mexico and the Caribbean through April 30, 2021.    Effective Sunday, January 31 at 12:01 a.m. ET, Swoop will suspend all southbound operations to Cancun, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, and Montego Bay.

Swoop will suspend the following operations until April 30, 2021 and in the coming weeks, will operate northbound repatriation flights to ensure our travellers’ safe return to Canada. The airline will continue to evaluate its schedule and make adjustments as needed based on traveller demand and government travel directives.

  • Edmonton – Mazatlán
  • Edmonton – Puerto Vallarta
  • Toronto – Cancun
  • Toronto – Montego Bay

Air Canada today said that, beginning January 31, it is temporarily suspending flights to Mexican and Caribbean destinations for 90 days in response to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, particularly during the Spring Break period. The decision, designed to achieve an orderly reduction in service and minimize customer impact, was taken in collaboration with the Government of Canada following consultations.

Following consultations with the federal government, Air Canada has agreed to suspend operations to 15 destinations beginning this Sunday, January 31 until Friday, April 30. To help ensure Canadians are not stranded abroad, Air Canada plans to operate a number of one-way commercial flights from affected destinations after January 31 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 COVID-19 pandemic, especially given concerns around the variants of COVID- 19 and travel during the Spring Break period. 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 COVID-19.  System-wide the incremental impact on Air Canada’s cash burn is not material given the already reduced levels of passenger traffic resulting from COVID-19 and travel restrictions,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada

Suspended destinations include:

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