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Restrictions on Travel Between United States, Mexico, and Canada to Continue, Says Biden Administration

Restrictions on Travel Between United States, Mexico, and Canada to Continue, Says Biden Administration

The Biden Administration is extending northern and southern border restrictions through August, it said Wednesday.
Non-essential travel restrictions were put into place on March 21, 2020, amidst the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and have been extended multiple times hence.
The restrictions don’t apply to cross-border trade, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as people traveling for medical reasons or to attend school.
The news comes on the heels of Canada’s …

Air Canada to Offer 220 Daily Transborder Flights Starting in August

Air Canada to Offer 220 Daily Transborder Flights Starting in August

On the heels of the announcement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada would begin to allow tourists from the United States starting in August, Air Canada said it would expand its summer transborder schedule to include 55 routes and 34 destinations, offering a total of 220 daily flights between the two nations.
Air Canada said it would offer the “most extensive” schedule between the two countries. Travelers will also …

Canada to Reopen Border to U.S. Visitors in August

Canada to Reopen Border to U.S. Visitors in August

Canadian officials said Monday they would allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter the country as tourists starting August 9.
The move comes more than one year after authorities first closed the 5,500-mile (8,851-kilometer) border to virtually all travelers in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Fully vaccinated visitors from other countries will likely be admitted starting September 7, they added.
“We are very pleased to gradually and responsibly open up,” said …

Coronavirus News Update – July 16: Canada Could Welcome Fully Vaccinated Visitors in September, Says Prime Minister Trudeau

Coronavirus News Update – July 16: Canada Could Welcome Fully Vaccinated Visitors in September, Says Prime Minister Trudeau

Canada could welcome vaccinated visitors in September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. During a meeting with regional leaders, Trudeau said in a statement released by his office that “Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early September.” Immunized Americans could be allowed in as early as mid-August.
As of Friday morning, the world has recorded 189.9 million Covid-19 cases and over 4.07 million …

WestJet Appoints Former Wizz Air Exec as COO

WestJet Appoints Former Wizz Air Exec as COO

WestJet announced the appointment of Diederik Pen to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Mr. Pen has been COO at Budapest-based ultra low-cost carrier Wizz Air since 2013. Prior to that, he was CEO of Martinair Holland, which he joined in 2006 and where he held various managerial positions.  He also served in various positions at Virgin Blue Airlines in Australia, Brisbane Airport, and at Amsterdam Airport …

WestJet to Restore Domestic and Interprovincial Connectivity Across Canada

WestJet to Restore Domestic and Interprovincial Connectivity Across Canada

WestJet announced it is restoring dozens of domestic routes that it had curtailed or temporarily cancelled amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
“We continue to work towards the restoration of our pre-Covid domestic network to ensure that when our guests are ready to travel, we are there for them,” said John Weatherill, the airline’s chief commercial officer.
The airline is restoring domestic and interprovincial flights in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, …

American Airlines Marks 80 Years of Service to Canada

American Airlines Marks 80 Years of Service to Canada

Eighty years ago today, June 24, American Airlines operated its first-ever flight from the United States to Canada.
The flight, which flew from Buffalo to Toronto, was operated using a Douglas DC-3 aircraft with 21 passengers on board.
The airline credits the flight with paving the way for its international expansion.
The DC-3 was built as a result of a lengthy telephone call between American Airlines CEO C.R. Smith and Douglas Aircraft CEO …