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Air Transat suspending all flights out of Toronto through winter months

Last Updated Jan 27, 2021 at 2:41 pm EST

Air Transat and an Air Canada aircrafts are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. European regulatory authorities have resumed their investigation into Air Canada's proposed purchase of Transat AT, giving themselves a few more months to hand down a decision. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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Air Transat says it's suspending all flights out of Toronto January 28 through April 30, 2021


Air Transat will continue to operate flights from Montreal to six international destinations


Air Transat says it’s suspending all flights out of Toronto for the remainder of the winter season in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, Air Transat says travel restrictions and measures imposed by the federal government, including the requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test and to quarantine upon return to Canada, have impacted its operations.

“We must, therefore, revise our winter flight schedule, as we have been doing since the beginning of the pandemic, based on the evolution of the situation and demand,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.

Air Transat will continue to operate flights from Montreal to six international destinations, such as Cancun (Mexico), Holguin (Cuba), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Punta Cana and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), and Paris (France).

Toronto flights will remain suspended in the meantime.

The postponement of flights will be effective January 28 through April 30, 2021.

Air Transat says travellers affected by the flight cancellations who paid for their flight or vacation package with cash or credit card will be fully reimbursed.

Air Transat is currently being acquired by Air Canada, but says the decision on suspending flights out of Toronto is “not connected to the acquisition.”