Air Transat to suspend regular flight operations

An Air Transat Airbus A330. Photo: © Riik@mctr

Canadian leisure airline Air Transat has announced that it will suspend all regular flight operations from January 31 until April 30.

This move is a direct result of the Canadian government’s decision to ban all flights from Canada to Mexico and the Caribbean and back to combat the spread of undetected Coronavirus cases. At the same time, the airline said that repatriation flights will be offered to any customers currently at these destinations.

However, in line with the new regulations, these passengers will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test on arrival and must spend three days in a hotel quarantine on arrival into Canada at their own expense. All international arrivals into Canada must also now arrive at four designated airports, namely Toronto Pearson, Montreal Trudeau, Vancouver and Calgary.

Its soon-to-be parent company Air Canada will suspend all flights to these leisure destinations from January 31, also until April 30. Competitor Westjet is suspending flights during this time period as well.