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UPDATE - Canadians Continue to Fly Back Home With Air Canada

Updated text: The April 1st flight to Peru is still being planned and not yet currently scheduled.

  • A new special flight is scheduled from Algeria
  • Additional flights are expected from Ecuador and Peru
  • Air Canada continues its repatriation efforts, alone bringing back nearly 8,500 passengers today

MONTREAL, March 28, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, it will operate its first special flight from Algiers on Tuesday. Additional flights from Peru and Ecuador are also planned to depart in the coming days.


The flight from Algiers to Montreal is currently scheduled to operate on March 31st on an Airbus A330 with 292 seats.


Air Canada Rouge will operate two additional flights on March 29th and March 31st, on 282-seat wide body Boeing 767 aircraft.


Air Canada is planning to operate one extra flight on April 1st on a 400-seat wide-body aircraft.

Canadians abroad must register with Global Affairs Canada to book their seat. For any emergency help, travelers can also contact sos@international.gc.ca.

Since March 21st, Air Canada has operated nine special flights in collaboration with the Government of Canada to bring back Canadians home.

  • Morocco - March 21, 23, 25
  • Peru - March 24, 26, 27
  • Ecuador - March 25, 27
  • Spain - March 25

Nearly 8,500 passengers in one day

Air Canada continues to operate on a reduced network following restrictions imposed by governments around the world. Its operations remain focused on bringing Canadians back home. 

On March 28th alone, Air Canada is operating 59 flights back to Canada carrying approximately 8,500 passengers. Over the period between March 27 to 29, Air Canada will carry approximately 22,500 passengers back to Canada on 175 flights from Asia, Europe, Caribbean/South America and the United States.

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Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving nearly 220 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2019 served over 51 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 62 airports in Canada, 53 in the United States and 101 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,250 airports in 195 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2019 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.                                      

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