With the Canadian border set to reopen for international tourists on September 7th, Air Canada has announced that it will resume operations to Mexico City and add new flights to Cancun. Beginning in September the Canadian airline announced that it will resume 22 flights to Mexico City which were suspended due to the pandemic.
Air Canada Resume Mexico City Flights
Air Canada will begin operating 22 flights per week to Mexico City from Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto in September.
“With Mexican citizens eager to travel back to Canada, we are ready to reunite clients with their families. Our flights from Mexico City to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal connect conveniently with our routes through Canada and the United States,” said Luis Noriega, Air Canada Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The new flights will also give Canadians another option for flying to vacation hotspots such as Puerto Vallarta which have been very difficult to reach during the last 6 months. Travelers will once again be able to fly to Mexico City with a Canadian airline before connecting to their final destination.
Air Canada will fly to Mexico City from Vancouver 5 times per week, from Montreal 3 times per week and Toronto with 2 flights weekly.
New Flights To Cancun
Air Canada will add two new flights to Cancun from Montreal beginning in December as well as new flights to Punta Cana.
“Punta Cana and Cancun are also among the most popular tropical destinations, and we are happy to be able to bring these connections back,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.
The resumption of Air Canada flights to Mexico City will be serviced by Boeings 737-8 aircraft which carries 169 passengers in business and economy. Luis Noriega, Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for Air Canada explained the airline is committed to reconnecting Canada with the world.
Canada Reopening For Tourism
Earlier this month the Canadian Government announced that vaccinated travelers from all countries will be allowed to visit Canada starting on September 7th. Vaccinated travelers from the United States will be eligible to enter Canada for tourism purposes one month earlier beginning on August 9th.
After almost 16 months of being closed to non-essential travel, the Canada U.S. border will reopen on August 9th for U.S. travelers, provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favorable.
Despite a slow start, Canada is now leading G20 countries in vaccination rates, with almost 80% of eligible Canadians vaccinated with their first dose and over 50% fully vaccinated.
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