Air Canada suspending scheduled flights to U.S. for 4 weeks



Air Canada said on Tuesday that it's suspending all scheduled flights to the United States for four weeks starting on April 27.

The suspension came after the Canadian and U.S. governments agreed to extend cross-border restrictions to non-essential travel for another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The border travel restrictions were set to expire on April 21 but were officially renewed on Saturday.

Air Canada's last scheduled commercial flight from the U.S. to Canada will be on April 26.

The Canadian airline said in a news release that it will resume its service to the United States on May 22 if there is no further extension.

Since the border closing on March 21, the airline has maintained limited service to 11 destinations in the United States to facilitate the repatriation of Canadians.

Air Canada has reduced its flight operations by more than 90 percent since mid-March.

Except Air Canada, the country's other airlines were also forced to suspend most of their operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak.