AC Repatriates 8,500 Canadians In Single Day, More Flights On The Way

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Air Canada is continuing its extensive repatriation flight program in collaboration with the Canadian government. 

On 28MAR alone, the carrier operated 59 flights back to Canada carrying approximately 8,500 passengers. 

Since 21MAR, Air Canada has operated nine special flights to bring Canadians home from Morocco, Peru, Ecuador and Spain. Over the period between 27-29MAR, Air Canada carried approximately 22,500 pax back to Canada on 175 flights from Asia, Europe, Caribbean/South America and the United States.

Here are upcoming repatriation flights:

Algiers, Algeria
The flight from ALG-YUL is currently scheduled to operate on 31MAR on an Airbus A330 with 292 seats. 

Quito, Ecuador
Air Canada Rouge will operate two additional flights on 29MAR and 31MAR, on 282-seat wide body Boeing 767 aircraft. 

Lima, Peru
Air Canada is planning to operate one extra flight on 1APR on a 400-seat wide-body aircraft. AC this flight is still being planned and not yet currently scheduled.

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

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

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.

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