BERLIN – Air Canada is pausing operations to multiple destinations across the Caribbean.
The airline is halting some of its flights from January 24th through April 30, 2022.
In total 14 destinations are affected by the cancellations. All of them are leisure destinations, for example, Antigua, Curaçao, Puerto Plata, and Bermuda.
Customers may claim a full refund. The airline will operate some one-way inbound flights for customers that have a return booked with Air Canada and are affected by the cancellations.
Many of the suspensions come just after the flights launched.
Those suspensions come after a drop in demand that is fueled by the rapidly spreading omicron variant and the encouragement of governments not to travel.
Not only Air Canada cancels flights, but also WestJet and other Canadian carriers.
WestJet canceled 15% of their flights this month as the airline struggles with crews calling in sick and low demand.
Air Transat cut their schedule by 30%. With them blaming the Canadian government and omicron for the decline in demand.
Their reduced schedule runs until February 25th but may be extended.
Toronto-based Porter Airlines which just recently relaunched its service also eyes some schedule cuts.