Air Canada has announced direct flights to Cancun starting in June.
Important Update: Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres officially reopened for tourism on June 8th.
Air Canada will be flying to destinations around the world this summer. Included in its newly-released summer 2020 schedule are flights from Montreal to select U.S., European, and Caribbean cities, as well as a wide selection of domestic flights. “Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an abridged schedule this summer,” the company announced Friday.
“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which as much as 95 percent of our flights stopped operating and which has left us flying to less than half last year’s destinations, our customers are expressing their eagerness to travel, where it is safe to do so,” Chief Commercial Officer Lucie Guillemette wrote.
Among the highlights are flights from Toronto to Cancun starting in June and Montreal to Cancun starting in July.
The company has also revised its booking policy so that “new bookings made up to June 30, 2020, can be changed without fees for original travel between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.”
Air Canada employees will also operate under what Guillemette calls a “comprehensive biosecurity program,” including “measures that limit unnecessary interactions,” a requirement to use personal protective equipment, and “state-of-the-art cleaning techniques.”
Alongside the summer schedule announcement, the airline released a spunky new commercial on its Instagram page.
“We were all hit hard — harder than we could have imagined. But we are resilient and focused on what’s to come. We are ready for takeoff,” it announces.
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We were all hit hard – harder than we could have imagined. But we are resilient, and focused on what’s to come. We are ready for takeoff. #FlyTheFlag . . Nous avons tous été durement touchés – plus que nous n’aurions pu l’imaginer. Mais nous sommes résilients, et tournés vers l’avenir. Nous sommes prêts pour le décollage. #HautleDrapeau
Air Canada will fly Montreal to Cancun direct starting in July 3 times per week.
Air Canada will fly Toronto to Cancun direct starting June 1st, 4 times per week.
The Governor of Quintana Roo says tourism for Cancun, Riviera Maya and the state could see a reopening between June 8th and 10th.
Carlos Joaquin said that tourism is an essential activity for the state and that the government will fight for it.
He noted that between June 8th and 10th, tourists could be received and nearly 80,000 jobs will be gradually recovered.
Governor Carlos Joaquín says that tourism is an essential activity and that there is no other of greater importance in Quintana Roo “and we are going to fight for it to be considered that way.”
Check the complete list of Mexico and Caribbean destinations that Air Canada will fly to this summer.
Friday 26th of June 2020
Do you know if Europeans (EU specifically) will be allowed to transit through Canada to get to Cancun as long as they don't exit the Toronto/Montreal airports?
Friday 26th of June 2020
Hi Elizbeth. I have reached out to YYZ (toronto) but they have not returned my call yet. I would try and contact the airports directly and ask about your specific transit details. Some are allowing it if you don't have to pass through customs, but coming from the EU I think that's impossible. If you get an answer, please let us know here!
Monday 25th of May 2020
Western Canada forgotten again, even with its much, much, much lower numbers of the corona virus cases. Doesn’t make any sense