Air Canada has resumed service to Fort McMurray International Airport.
“We extend a warm welcome to our Fort McMurray customers and in particular, to people who are returning home. We also want to thank the employees of our Air Canada Express partner Jazz, the team at Fort McMurray International Airport, the first responders and the countless men and women who are working around the clock for their extraordinary efforts in assisting Fort McMurray, and for their tireless work in making the return to commercial air service possible today,” said Kevin Howlett, senior vice-president, Regional Markets & Government Relations, at Air Canada.
“To accommodate returning residents, we are actively adding capacity from cities across Canada to Alberta, and scheduling larger aircraft including our 400-seat Boeing 777 aircraft to Alberta. We expect to ramp up to our full schedule in the coming weeks, once the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry operational restrictions for commercial airlines are lifted.”
He added the flight schedule to Fort McMurray is subject to change due to the Alberta government’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s commercial operating restrictions in place to ensure the safety of both active firefighting and commercial carriers using the airspace and advises customers check the status of their flights prior to departing for the airport.
Additional customer information about tickets including a 25% discount off fares from across Canada to Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurray, travel information, as well as Air Canada’s initiatives supporting Fort McMurray can be found at https://www.aircanada.com/en/news/160504.html.
Air Canada normally operates up to two daily flights between Fort McMurray and Toronto, and up to 10 daily Air Canada Express flights between Fort McMurray and Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.