Air Transat mentioned Friday it’s briefly suspending all operations till the tip of April, because it and different Canadian airways alter to new pandemic measures launched by the federal authorities to curb worldwide journey.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced the brand new measures earlier within the day — saying Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transat had agreed to droop service to the Caribbean and Mexico from Sunday till April 30.
Nevertheless, Air Transat later mentioned on its web site that it’s going to droop all operations, not simply flights to solar locations, beginning Friday.
The Montreal-based airline didn’t say if it was providing refunds, however mentioned it’s “engaged on a repatriation plan” for purchasers overseas whose return flights have been scheduled throughout that interval.
Air Canada mentioned in an announcement it’ll supply refunds to prospects whose flights are suspended as a result of restrictions if there may be “no various obtainable” to them. The airline says flights to fifteen locations in Mexico and the Caribbean are affected.
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Sunwing mentioned it’s working to inform prospects about modifications to their flights, including those that have their bookings cancelled shall be “supplied a full refund to the unique type of cost.”
The Toronto-based firm mentioned its determination to droop flights “was not made evenly however one thing we deemed mandatory.”
Trudeau on Friday additionally launched new necessary quarantine guidelines for travellers getting into the nation.
“With the challenges we at present face with COVID-19, each right here at house and overseas, all of us agree that now could be simply not the time to be flying,” he mentioned in Ottawa.