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Canadians Continue to Fly Back Home With Air Canada
  • New special flights are scheduled from Bogota and Buenos Aires
  • Additional flights are expected from Algiers and Lima
  • Air Canada continues its repatriation efforts, alone bringing back approximately 8,000 passengers between April 1, 2020 and April 3, 2020

MONTREAL, April 2, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, it will operate its first special flights from Bogota and Buenos Aires. All flights are operated in compliance with Government of Canada health and safety requirements for air passengers entering the country. Additional flights from Algiers and Lima are also planned to depart in the coming days:

Algiers

Air Canada is scheduled to operate an additional special flight on April 4, 2020.

Bogota

Air Canada is scheduled to operate a special flight on April 3, 2020.

Buenos Aires

Air Canada is scheduled to operate a special flight on April 5, 2020.

Lima

Air Canada is scheduled to operate additional special flights on April 2, 2020 and April 4, 2020.

Since March 21st, Air Canada has operated 13 special flights in collaboration with the Government of Canada to bring back Canadians home.

  • Morocco - March 21, 23, 25
  • Peru - March 24, 26, 27, April 1
  • Ecuador - March 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Spain - March 25
  • Algeria - March 31

Air Canada brings home about 8,000 passengers between April 1, 2020 and April 3, 2020

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. 

Over the period between April 1, 2020 and April 3, 2020, Air Canada is carrying approximately 8,000 passengers back to Canada on 113 flights from Asia, Europe, Caribbean/South America and the United States. On April 2, 2020, Air Canada is carrying home 2,500 passengers.

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

About Air Canada

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