Air Canada will be suspending some flights to Caribbean destinations from January 24, 2022 until April 30, 2022 in light of the current new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic context. The announcement was made on January 5, 2022.
A full refund will be issued to all travelers affected by the temporary suspension. Once the refund has been issued, Air Canada will send an invoice to the customer as confirmation of the refund.
“To help ensure that Canadians are not stranded abroad, Air Canada plans to operate a number of one-way commercial flights from affected destinations in order to return customers at the suspended destinations to Canada,” Air Canada said in a statement. Here is the list of the suspended destinations:
- Exuma, Bahamas
- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- Havana, Cuba
- Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Martin/Sint Maarten
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Samaná, Dominican Republic
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
According to Air Canada, existing travel restrictions are still in effect. Before boarding an international flight bound for Canada, passengers are required to provide proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result.
Headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, Air Canada is the flag carrier of Canada. It is the country’s largest airline by fleet size and number of passengers carried.
The airline was founded on April 10, 1937 as Trans-Canada Air Lines and was renamed Air Canada on January 1, 1965. In 2021, the government of Canada acquired 6.4 percent of the airline as part of an assistant package related to COVID-19.