Air Canada has announced the carrier will be further extending the suspension of flights to and from the United States. This comes as the governments of the United States and Canada have agreed to extend border restrictions by an extra 30 days beginning Tuesday.
Air Canada intends to resume flights starting May 22 from Montreal to Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York/LaGuardia, Orlando; Toronto to Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/LaGuardia, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington/Dulles; along with flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
Keep in mind that all these planned scheduled flights are subject to any further government restrictions beyond that date as the coronavirus crisis is a rapidly evolving one.
If all goes according to plan, Air Canada will operate the abovementioned Canada-US routes as scheduled. That said, the carrier isn't intending to reinstate other Canada-US flights when May 22 rolls around.
For the full list of Canada-US routes that will remain suspended until May 31 as well as those that are poised to return only during the winter season, you may click here for more information.
The list is certainly long, and it comprises routes like those linking Vancouver and San Diego, Vancouver and Honolulu, Toronto and Savannah, Toronto and Philadelphia, Ottawa and Boston, Montreal and Phoenix, Montreal and Raleigh-Durham, Calgary and Newark, Calgary and Portland and more.
As of time of writing, the United States has a whopping 825,306 confirmed COVID-19 cases while Canada has 39,405. According to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University at time of writing, Canada has reported 1,915 deaths whereas the United States has reported 45,075 deaths.