WestJet flights to Mexico have been cancelled until at least June 24th.
On Sunday, it was announced that WestJet is extending flight cancellations into July, due to an unprecedented lack of demand. Around 18,000 flights between May and June are expected to have been affected so far.
In an announcement on Sunday, one of Canada’s major airlines confirmed that several of their domestic and international flights would continue to be suspended, with some routes cancelled until at least July.
While domestic route suspensions will continue through July 4, Mexico and international route suspensions will continue until at least June 25.
In addition, a number of domestic seasonal routes will also be delayed, with some now rescheduled to depart in early-July.
Initially, the airline had cancelleduntil May, in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 restrictions.
However, an unprecedented lack of demand has caused the airline to reconsider its upcoming schedule.
According to WestJet, their latest move is to “address significantly reduced guest demand for air travel while continuing to keep critical economic lifelines open for essential travel and cargo.”
“Guests with travel booked after June 5 through July 4, will be proactively notified of their options,” the company added in its statement on Sunday.
Last month, the Calgary-based company cancelled approximately 18,000 flights, scheduled to depart between May 5 and June 4.
It follows a similar move from Air Canada, who confirmed in April that more than 160 routes would continue to be
While the two airlines continue to cancel and suspend non-essential routes, both are still operating repatriation and cargo services.
For the time being, Canada’s leading airline companies are to customers who’ve had their trips cancelled, rather than monetary refunds.
This includes WestJet and Air Canada.
While these credits can be used for future flights or vacations with the same airline, some customers believe that they are entitled to a full cash refund.
While it’s still unclear what post-pandemic air travel will look like, Air Canada is already starting to make moves to prepare.
Last week, the airline announced that they would be prior to boarding, as well as banning adjacent seats in their Economy Classes.