HALIFAX — Some of Atlantic Canada’s airports are going without commercial service starting today following Air Canada’s decision to cancel flights to Sydney, N.S., and Saint John, N.B., amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
President and CEO of the Saint John Airport Authority Derrick Stanford says the last commercial flight out of the airport left at 7:30 a.m.
Stanford says the airport is still open for private jet service, medical evacuations and as a terminal for the Canadian Coast Guard.
Mike MacKinnon, CEO of the air terminal in Sydney, says the airport will shift to non-commercial service, including medical and cargo flights.
Stanford says he thinks the service reduction in Atlantic Canada will put the region at a disadvantage as the country begins its economic recovery.
SOURCE: The Canadian Press