Air Canada Suspends Beijing, Shanghai Flights

Air Canada said that following a Canadian government’s advisory to avoid non-essential travel to mainland China it is temporarily suspending all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai, effective today (Jan. 30) until Feb. 29.

Affected customers will be notified and offered options, including travel on other carriers where available, or a full refund. Air Canada regrets this situation and apologizes for the serious disruption to customers’ travel plans.

The carrier said it will continue to monitor this evolving situation closely in consultation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada and Global Affairs and will adjust its schedule as appropriate.

Air Canada currently operates direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

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