Air Canada, WestJet, Transat, Sunwing and more: The latest updates amid the coronavirus pandemic

Air Canada, WestJet, Transat, Sunwing and more: The latest updates amid the coronavirus pandemic

TORONTO — Canada’s airlines took swift action amid border closures and travel restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s the latest from Canada’s airlines. This list is updated as we receive new information from each company. The latest information can always be found at the company’s website.

LATEST UPDATE:  Sept. 9, 2021 – Air Canada Rouge & Porter Airlines


AIR CANADA

UPDATED JULY 6, 2021: Air Canada’s domestic schedule for summer 2021 includes 50 airports across Canada and 3 new routes. Air Canada has also announced details about its international schedule for summer 2021; click here for more details.


AIR CANADA ROUGE

UPDATED SEPT. 9, 2021: Air Canada Rouge has returned to the skies at long last, with flights operating between Toronto and Las Vegas, Orlando and Regina. Other destinations, including Cancun and Tampa, will be introduced later in September. All flights are operated using the Air Canada CleanCare+ suite of biosafety measures. For more information go to flyrouge.com.


AIR NORTH

Air North, Yukon’s Airline is currently flying with a reduced schedule due to COVID and offering flights between Whitehorse and Vancouver, Kelowna, and Victoria. Effective May 5 Air North resumed flights between Whitehorse and Calgary & Edmonton as well. For more information on Air North’s schedule go to https://www.flyairnorth.com/flights/flight-schedules


FLAIR AIRLINES

UPDATED JULY 9, 2021: Flair is adding to its network and the airline now has flights scheduled to 20 and counting Canadian cities, plus 6 U.S. cities. The airline’s latest change policies are at https://flyflair.com/travel-info/customer-service/covid-19-updates.


PORTER AIRLINES

UPDATED SEPT. 9, 2021: Porter Airlines resumed domestic operations on Sept. 8. Effective Sept. 17 Porter will add back several U.S. destinations including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington. Flights to other year-round destinations are set to resume Oct. 6. All routes are currently available for booking. The initial flight schedule is at flyporter.com.


SUNWING

UPDATED JULY 30, 2021: Starting July 30 Sunwing resumed partial service to select sun destinations from Toronto and Montreal. Sunwing’s initial lineup of destinations includes Cancun, Punta Cana, Varadero and Montego Bay. Sunwing’s domestic summer program is also open for bookings. Flights started in May 2021and run until the beginning of September 2021. Customers or their travel agents impacted by cancelled flights are being contacted by Sunwing directly to review their options. For the most up to date information see https://www.sunwing.ca/en/promotion/packages/important-travel-advisories.


SWOOP

UPDATED JUNE 10, 2021: Swoop will operate all nine of its aircraft domestically during summer 2021. The airline’s winter schedule will offer flights across Canada, as well as to sun destinations including Montego Bay, Las Vegas and Mesa/Phoenix and Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán.


TRANSAT

UPDATED JULY 30, 2021: Transat restarted operations on July 30. Air Transat’s winter 2021-2022 flight program features flights to nearly 50 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, the U.S and Europe. Transat’s FTCs are fully transferable, with no expiry date.  More information for Transat can be found here.


WESTJET

UPDATED JUNE 25, 2021: WestJet is ready for summer 2021 with a long list of resumed flights. Complete details can be found here.


SUPPLIER UPDATE LISTS:

For the latest list of Cruise Line updates, click here

For the latest list of Hotel & Resort updates, click here

For the latest list of Tour Operator updates, click here