News

Some airline operations suspended at Halifax airport amid temporary closure of Canada-U.S. border

Some airline operations suspended at Halifax airport amid temporary closure of Canada-U.S. border
Canada
A+

The border between Canada and the U.S. will be temporarily closed to non-essential traffic, Prime Minister  Justin Trudeau  announced on Wednesday.

According to the prime minister, the decision was made mutually, and is a “collaborative” and “reciprocal” measure to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus .

But as of now, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) said it’s not known what impact the border closure will have on Halifax Stanfield International Airport, but said details will be provided once they are available.

In the meantime, HIAA listed a number of airline operations that will be suspended until further notice:

Trending Stories

If anyone is affected by the suspension of transborder and international flights, HIAA said there are options for their guests to take.

2:10

Coronavirus outbreak: Freeland says Canada-U.S. border closure enforcement will come in ‘hours or days’

Previous Video

Next Video

“If you have an existing booking, for a flight within Canada that departs anytime — no action is required. We will contact you if your flight is affected,” HIAA said in a statement on their website .

Moreover, no action is required if an individual has booked for an international flight that departs prior to 11:59 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 22.

HIAA said that most flights can be changed or cancelled online with Manage Trips , and people returning from an international flight with the first segment departing after 11:59 p.m. local time on Sunday are being asked to do.

“If you are unable to change or cancel your flight online, we will contact you with flight options,” HIAA said.

If an individual has an international flight and have started their trip, but are planning to return to Canada on a flight that departs after 11:59 p.m. local time on Sunday, they are asked to check westjet.com for availability, and to also manage their flight via Manage Trips.

“If you are unable to secure a flight back to Canada on WestJet, please contact the Canadian Government via  travel.gc.ca to register,” stated HIAA.

As of Wednesday, Canada has 569 known cases  of the  novel coronavirus , or about 1.5 per 100,000.
Read more on globalnews.ca
News Topics :
RELATED STORIES :
Health
A+ One of Canada’s biggest airlines is suspending international flights amidst a global effort to slow the spread of the COVID 19 virus. In a statement on its website late Monday...
Entertainment
WestJet is suspending all of its international and trans border flights for 30 days to help control the spread of the COVID 19, starting on Sunday, March 22. The move will also...
Canada
Schools in many parts of Nova Scotia were closed Thursday as an intense weather system makes it’s way across the province. Halifax Regional School Board spokesperson Doug Hadley said the board...
Top Stories
TORONTO WestJet Airlines says it is suspending all international flights including to the U.S. for the next 30 days to help control the spread of...
Canada
Air Canada is increasing capacity on its western routes by using the new Bombardier Q400s — but at the expense of a popular Penticton Vancouver early morning/late night flight. Courtesy Air Canada...