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AIR CANADA SUSPENDING FLIGHTS TO SVG IN LATEST COVID CUTS

As the pandemic stretches on and some provinces implement curfews and stay-at-home orders, Canadian airlines continue to see a drastic drop in revenue.

Thousands of workers have been laid off or furloughed, and Air Canada is cutting flights to destinations both at home and abroad, at least temporarily.

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Effective Jan 23, Air Canada will suspend all flights from Toronto to Argyle, St Vincent and the Grenadines until further notice.

In a memo, Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline outlined the details of the 25% capacity reduction they mentioned in a Wednesday statement. The list contains 44 temporarily suspended flights, including 12 domestic, 10 trans-border (USA) and a full 22 international routes.

Popular flights that are being temporarily discontinued include Toronto-Quebec City, Montreal-Orlando, Toronto-Tampa, Vancouver-Puerto Vallarta, Montreal-Barbados, Calgary-Maui, Toronto-Paris and Toronto-Saint Lucia.

It’s a blow to Air Canada workers and to Canadians, as well as tourism workers in the Caribbean and around the world. It’s also a difficult pill to swallow for beleaguered travel agents, who now have a lot fewer destinations they can sell. But airline officials say they’ve been left with no choice.

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