Cancun, Q.R. — Air Canada has announced the temporary suspension of some of its flights to Caribbean destinations, however, the suspension does not include Mexico.
Several local media outlets have announced canceled flights until March, something Air Canada says is not so. On January 5, 2022, the airline updated its travel advisory with a list of affected sun destinations.
“In light of the current pandemic context, Air Canada will be suspending some flights to Sun destinations from January 24 until April 30, 2022.
“Suspended destinations include Antigua, Aruba, Samaná, Curaçao, Exuma, Grenada, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Havana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
“To help ensure that Canadians are not stranded abroad, Air Canada plans to operate a number of one-way commercial flights from affected destinations in order to return customers at the suspended destinations to Canada.
“Any travellers affected by the temporary suspension of the above listed destinations will be issued a full refund,” the airline posted.
Mexico has not been included on Air Canada’s latest temporary destination suspension travel list. The last time Air Canada flights into Mexico were affected was in a January 29, 2021, travel advisory with the affected flights being to Mexico City.
Last week, Darío Flota Ocampo, the director of Quintana Roo Tourism, said that most Canadians vacation in the Cancun, Riviera Maya during the first three months of the year. He said for the next three months, the Mexican Caribbean is expecting the largest number of Canadians, the region’s second most important international tourism sector.