Air Canada is extending its cancellation of flights to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai until April in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Canadian flag carrier will extend the suspension of its daily non-stop Toronto-Hong Kong flights until April 30 due to “reduced market demand”.
The airline previously announced that it would suspend flights on its Toronto-Hong Kong route between March 1 to March 27.
Air Canada normally operates 14 weekly flights to Hong Kong, with seven from Toronto and another seven from Vancouver.
The airline said its daily non-stop Vancouver-Hong Kong flights will accommodate customers originally booked on its Toronto-Hong Kong flights.
Canada’s flag carrier will also cancel its routes to Beijing and Shanghai until April 10.
The airline operates direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Services to the two cities in mainland China were initially suspended until March 27.
The airline said it will continue to monitor the situation closely in consultation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada and Global Affairs Canada and will adjust its schedule as appropriate.
It added that flights to and from Taipei will remain unaffected.
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