Canada/IBNS: Canada joined several European nations by halting flights from the UK on Sunday in an effort to prevent a new, potentially more contagious strain of the coronavirus found in the UK, media reports said.
Montreal/IBNS: Air Canada is suspending 30 domestic regional routes indefinitely and closing eight stations at regional airports across Canada due to an unprecedented decline in demand for air travel as a result of COVID-19, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Collapsing of the aviation industry, due to the coronavirus outbreak, forced Air Canada to slash its workforce by 50 to 60 per cent effective June 7, a memo by the company sent to all its employees said.
Toronto/Sputnik: Air Canada is rerouting its flights to Dubai in order to avoid Iraqi airspace amid escalating tensions in the Middle East, Canada’s national air carrier said in a statement to Sputnik on Wednesday.
Montreal: An announcement was made by Air Canada that it will resume its daily, non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights on October 1, 2019 (eastbound) and October 3, 2019 (westbound), media reports said.