Air Canada To Operate Six Special Flights As Repatriation Continues
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Air Canada will operate six special flights from Lima, Barcelona and Quito this week to enable Canadians stranded abroad to return home. The flights, operated in collaboration with the Government of Canada, are part of Air Canada's ongoing efforts to repatriate Canadians.
"Several hundred Canadians trapped in Peru, Ecuador and Spain since the imposition of restrictive travel measures by the authorities will finally be able to return home," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.
“Air Canada remains fully mobilized dealing with this global health crisis and we have committed to keep operating internationally, transborder to the U.S. and across Canada to allow people to return to Canadian soil as quickly as possible and transport important shipments of goods, including emergency supplies.”
Peru Air Canada will operate three flights between Toronto and Lima scheduled on 24MAR, 26MAR and 27MAR. The flights will be operated by a wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft with 400 seats.
Ecuador Flights from Quito to Toronto will begin 25MAR on a wide-body Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767 with 281 seats.
Spain On 25MAR, a flight will depart Barcelona for Montreal on a wide-body Boeing 787 Dreamliner with 297 seats.
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.