Airports and airlines still operating international flights in Canada – as of 14 April
- Toronto Pearson International Airport,
- Montréal—Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
- Vancouver International Airport
- Calgary International Airport
Air Canada continues to operate domestic and international flights with a reduced schedule.
Air Canada operating schedule until 31 May for Atlantic routes
|Route||April Frequencies||May Frequencies|
|Montreal – Brussels||4 flights per week|
|Montreal – Frankfurt||4 flights per week||1 flight per day|
|Montreal – London||2 flights per week||5 flights per week|
|Montreal – Paris||up to 7 flights per week||1 flight per day|
|Toronto – Frankfurt||7 flights per week||1 flight per day|
|Toronto – London||7 flights per week||2 flights per day|
|Toronto – Zurich||4 flights per week|
|Vancouver – London||3 flights per week||4 flights per week|
Air Canada Atlantic route suspensions
|Affected route||Route update|
|Calgary – Frankfurt||Temporary suspension from March 22 until May 31|
|Calgary – London||Temporary suspension from March 24 until May 31|
|Montreal – Athens||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Montreal – Barcelona||Seasonal startup delayed until June 3|
|Montreal – Bordeaux||Full summer suspension|
|Montreal – Brussels||Temporary suspension from March 29 until April 30|
|Montreal – Casablanca||Temporary suspension from March 17 until May 31|
|Montreal – Dublin||Seasonal startup delayed until June 2|
|Montreal – Geneva||Temporary suspension from March 21 until May 31|
|Montreal – Lyon||Temporary suspension from March 15 until May 31|
|Montreal – Lisbon||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Montreal – Marseille||Full summer suspension|
|Montreal – Nice||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Montreal – Rome||Temporary suspension from March 9 until June 2|
|Montreal – Venice||Full summer suspension|
|Ottawa – London (Heathrow)||Temporary suspension from March 17 to May 31|
|Toronto – Amsterdam||Temporary suspension from March 26 until May 31|
|Toronto – Athens||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Toronto – Barcelona||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Toronto – Berlin||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Toronto – Brussels||New route launch postponed to June 3|
|Toronto – Budapest||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Toronto – Copenhagen||Temporary suspension from March 17 until May 31|
|Toronto – Delhi||Temporary suspension from March 22 until May 31|
|Toronto – Dubai||Temporary suspension from March 23 until June 1|
|Toronto – Dublin||Temporary suspension from March 29 until May 31|
|Toronto – Lisbon||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Toronto – Madrid||Temporary suspension from March 19 until May 31|
|Toronto – Manchester||Seasonal startup delayed until June 2|
|Toronto – Milan||Seasonal startup delayed until June 4|
|Toronto – Mumbai||Winter seasonal service resumes October 25|
|Toronto – Munich||Temporary suspension from March 29 until May 31|
|Toronto – Paris||Temporary suspension from March 18 until May 31|
|Toronto – Prague||Seasonal startup delayed until June 3|
|Toronto – Rome||Temporary suspension from March 11 until May 31|
|Toronto – Tel Aviv||Temporary suspension from March 18 until May 31|
|Toronto – Venice||Seasonal startup delayed until June 3|
|Toronto – Vienna||Temporary suspension from March 19 until May 31|
|Toronto – Zurich||Temporary suspension from March 28 until May 4|
|Vancouver – Dublin||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Vancouver – Delhi||Temporary suspension from March 22 until May 31|
|Vancouver – Frankfurt||Seasonal startup delayed until June 1|
|Vancouver – Paris||Seasonal startup delayed until June 16|
Special flights information
Air Canada, together with the federal government, operates flights to bring Canadians back home.
Algiers-Montreal: April 17
Lima‒Toronto: April 16
Other domestic and international route suspensions, including the Caribbean, can be found here: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/book/travel-news-and-updates/2020/china-travel.html#/na
Suspension of commercial operations for all transborder (United States, including Hawaii) and international (Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America) flights as of 22 March, initailly for a 30-day period but now seems undetermined. The domestic flight schedule has also been reduced by 50%.
Suspension of flights until 31 May.
Suspension of flights until 1 June.
Sunwing has suspended all operations until 31 May.
As a result of decisions by the governments of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica to halt all international commercial flights, there are a number of changes to their services:
- Jamaica – all Caribbean Airlines passenger services have ceased on 21 March
- Trinidad – all other international Caribbean Airlines passenger services have ceased on 22 March
- Services between Trinidad and Tobago will continue to operate on an adjusted schedule
In addition, Caribbean Airlines advises that due to a significant reduction in passenger demand, the domestic air bridge between Trinidad and Tobago will operate a reduced schedule from 24 March.
Due to increasing travel restrictions, and faced with a sharp decline in demand, Air France has reduced their flight capacity by up to 90%. This capacity reduction is currently planned to last until the end of May. In addition, following the closure of Paris-Orly airport, Air France has transferred all the scheduled flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, as of 1 April.
Air France has also announced that only customers authorized at the border or in transit may be boarded on their flights. As of 17 March, France applies specific entry measures to travelers. Only the following passengers will be allowed to board flights to France:
- Citizens of EU as well as citizens of Great Britain
- Family members of EU and Great Britain Nationals
- Residents of the European Union and Great Britain
- Nationals of other countries only if they have a connection to a country outside the EU
Air France advises that upon arrival in metropolitan France or its overseas departments, a passenger must be able to present a certificate of exceptional travel to the authorities in charge of border control. This also applies if one has a flight connection in France. The certificate is available here: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage
With respect to Canada, Air France is operating 3 flights a week, from Montreal to Paris, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This schedule is in place for the coming weeks.
Air France continues to operate scheduled flights at reduced frequencies to the following destinations:
- Metropolitan France: Marseille, Nice, Toulouse
- Overseas Departments: Cayenne, Fort-de-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis de La Réunion
- Europe: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Munich, Stockholm, Zurich
- Africa: Cotonou, Dakar, Abidjan (other destinations under consideration)
- North America: New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Mexico City
- South America: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
- Asia: Tokyo
KLM has announced a significant decrease of their scheduled flights between 22 March to 30 April. With respect to Canada, KLM is still operating 3 times per week the Toronto-Amsterdam route. The Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary flights have been temporarily suspended.
More details available here: https://www.klm.com/home/ca/en
As of 4 April, the following flights are suspended: Accra, Aruba and Bonaire, Bahrain, Bengaluru, Bogota and Cartagena, Calgary, Cape Town, Chengdu, Dammam, Edmonton, Fortaleza, Hangzhou, Havana, Houston, Kigali and Entebbe, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, Kuwait, Lagos, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Mumbai, Paramaribo, Quito and Guayaquil, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, San José and Liberia, Sint Maarten, Vancouver, and Washington. The current reduction is scheduled to last 2 months but subject to changes, as the situation evolves.
The temporary suspension of their flights has been extended to 15 May.
New as of 10 April: in addition to confirming the previous entry bans for non-EU citizens, a 14-day quarantine obligation will be introduced for those entering Germany (EU citizens, citizens of a Schengen-associated state or long-term residents of Germany and their families). Lufthansa asks passengers to inform themselves about the current regulations via the websites of the Robert-Koch-Institute.
3 flights per week from Montreal to Frankfurt are foreseen for the time being.
On 16 April, a Montreal-Frankfurt flight is scheduled.
The current special flight schedule for 14 to 16 April, including the above-mentioned flight, is available here: https://www.lufthansa.com/content/dam/lh/documents/special-flight-schedule/LH_Schedule14-16Apr.pdf
No rescue flights planned for the next two days. All flights are pending necessary government approvals.
The suspension of its scheduled air traffic has been extended until 3 May.
Swiss has reduced flight operations to a minimum from 23 March. As a result, all flights to and from Canada have been suspended. From 23 March to 19 April, the only long-haul destination served by Swiss will be Newark (EWR) and, from Zurich, the eight following European cities: London (LHR), Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon and Stockholm. For the time being, flights from Geneva to London (LHR), Athens, Lisbon and Porto will continue. Provisionally, there will be no further long-haul services from Geneva.
British Airways and Iberia
IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, announced that the group’s flight capacity would be reduced by 75% during April and May.
With respect to Canada, flights have been suspended at the end of March and will resume respectively:
- Montreal on 15 April
- Vancouver on 15 April
- Calgary on 16 April (will run Monday/Thursday/Sunday)
- Toronto on 18 April
The resumption of this schedule may be subject to change.
TAP Air Portugal
TAP has suspended operations of the Lisbon-Toronto route during the month of April. The last flight took place on 29 March. This suspension is expected to last until 4 May.
More details available here: https://www.flytap.com/en-ca/latest-updates?accordionid=801351b2-2123-48a0-9c8d-9da7a964401f-content
Icelandair has not publicly communicated specific decisions on its operations. With respect to Canada, it appears that flights to and from Toronto have been suspended. The only transatlantic flight foreseen is to/from Boston. More available details here: https://www.icelandair.com/en-ca/support/covid-19/covid-cancelled-flights/
Aer Lingus is temporarily reducing their schedule between North America and Ireland and, as a result, is operating reduced number of flights between Dublin and New York (JFK), Boston, Chicago.
As of 3 April, Aer Lingus has temporarily suspended flights to/from Toronto and San
Lot Polish Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines extended the suspension of air services until April 26th, 2020 in Poland and around the world, therefore all LOT Polish Airlines operations scheduled until April 26th 2020 have been cancelled. More details here. https://www.lot.com/ca/en/current-rebooking-and-refund-information