Air Canada has made this announcement:
Air Canada announced today that, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, it will operate its first special flight from Algiers on Tuesday. Additional flights from Peru and Ecuador are also scheduled to depart in the coming days.
The flight from Algiers to Montreal is currently scheduled to operate on March 31 on an Airbus A330 with 292 seats.
Air Canada Rouge will operate two additional flights on March 29 and March 31, on 282-seat wide body Boeing 767 aircraft.
Air Canada will operate one extra flight on April 1 on a 400-seat wide-body aircraft.
Since March 21, Air Canada has operated nine special flights in collaboration with the Government of Canada to bring back Canadians home.
- Morocco – March 21, 23, 25
- Peru – March 24, 26, 27
- Ecuador – March 25, 27
- Spain – March 25
Nearly 8,500 passengers in one day
Air Canada continues to operate on a reduced network following restrictions imposed by governments around the world. Its operations remain focused on bringing Canadians back home.
On March 28 alone, Air Canada is operating 59 flights back to Canada carrying approximately 8,500 passengers. Over the period between March 27 to 29, Air Canada will carry approximately 22,500 passengers back to Canada on 175 flights from Asia, Europe, Caribbean/South America and the United States.
Note: Air Canada later updated this announcement with this statement:
Updated text: The April 1st flight to Peru is still being planned and not yet currently scheduled.
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