The province’s airports have been dealt one other blow with the announcement that Air Canada will droop all flights to Fredericton Worldwide Airport as of Saturday, Jan. 23.
Air Canada confirmed the information in a press release Tuesday.
“We proceed to expertise stifled demand on account of COVID-19 and ongoing journey restrictions and quarantine necessities,” Pascale Déry, Air Canada’s director of communications for Quebec, Jap Canada and Europe, stated in an e mail.
“In consequence, we’re suspending till additional discover all passenger flights to Fredericton, starting Jan. 23.”
Déry stated the choice was not taken flippantly.
“We remorse the affect on our clients and communities, however it’s more and more tough to proceed to function on this difficult setting,” she stated, noting Air Canada’s total community capability is presently down about 80 per cent from 2019.
“We’re nonetheless working Montreal-Moncton and Toronto-Moncton.”
Air Canada will proceed to judge and regulate its route community as required in response to the results of the pandemic and journey restrictions, she stated.
The Fredericton flight suspension is simply the newest blow to New Brunswick’s airports.
On Dec. 8, the airline introduced it was suspending all flights out of the Saint John Airport and all Toronto flights out of the Fredericton airport indefinitely, beginning Jan. 11, due to the second wave of the pandemic.
The final flight out of the Saint John Airport departed on Monday.