Air Canada has extended the suspension of its flights to Beijing and Shanghai until April 10.
These flights by Canadas largest air carrier were initially suspended for February, following the federal government’s recommendation to avoid non-essential travel to mainland China due to the coronavirus epidemic there.
Air Canada said Tuesday that it will continue to “closely monitor this evolving situation” in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada and Global Affairs, and that it will modify its schedules accordingly.
The company operates direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Air Canada has also indicated that it will extend the suspension of its daily non-stop flights between Toronto and Hong Kong until April 30 due to “declining market demand”. Customers who booked flights between Toronto and Hong Kong will be transferred to Air Canadas daily non-stop flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong.
Other airlines around the world have also changed their flight schedules in response to the coronavirus epidemic, including British Airways and American Airlines.