WestJet Suspends Mexico, Caribbean Flights To June 4

WestJet is extending its temporary suspension of its international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean to June 4, 2021.

Ed Sims, WestJet president and CEO, said: “We are extending our suspension with the clear expectation that as more Canadians are vaccinated, government policy will transition.”

Sims stated: “We continue to advocate for the replacement of mandatory hotel quarantines with a testing regime that is equitable and consistent with global standards at all points of entry into our country. Alongside an accelerated and successful vaccine rollout, this policy transition will support the safe restart of travel and help stimulate the Canadian economy, where one in ten jobs are tourism related.”

In announcing the extension, WestJet advised that passengers with affected itineraries will be proactively notified of the cancellations.

And the announcement noted that since Nov. 1, 2020, WestJet has been providing refunds for all travellers, regardless of fare class booked where WestJet initiated the cancellation.

Said Sims: “We remain focused on a long-term solution that will serve the best interests of Canadians. A safe travel-restart framework is the most effective way to support those interests and restore jobs.”

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