Air Canada will continue to offer “international air bridges” between major cities throughout April as it suspends almost all of its regular international flights.

The flag carrier is gradually suspending the majority of its international and US transborder flights by March 31, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

However it will continue to run flights between one or more of its Canadian hubs and the cities of LondonParisFrankfurtDelhiTokyo and Hong Kong from April 1 until at least April 30.

This will reduce its international network from 101 airports to six.

From April 1, Air Canada will reduce its transborder network from 53 airports to 13, with continued service to New York (LGA and EWR), BostonWashington, DC (IAD and DCA), ChicagoHoustonSeattleSan FranciscoLos AngelesDenver, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

The US and Canada have closed their border to all non-essential traffic.

Global Affairs Canada is coordinating local arrangements for Canadians wishing to return home on these special flights. The airline encouraged Canadians abroad to register with Global Affairs Canada, allowing the Canadian government to provide information to them as soon as it becomes available.

Those in emergency situations should contact [email protected].