BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Federation has joined a growing list of destinations that Air Canada is temporarily suspending flights to, due to the increasing number of positive cases of the Coronavirus.
Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant confirmed late this afternoon (Jan. 3) that the airline would suspend flights beginning January 30th.
In a statement, Grant said this was relayed via communication to multiple sun destinations, following the discovery of the Omicron Variant.
Below is the full statement as received by SKNVibes.com
In recent communication with multiple sun destinations following the emergence of the Omicron variant, representatives of Air Canada Vacations sent the following statement regarding a service suspension to St. Kitts that I share with you below:
The Travel Industry has once again been faced with unforeseeable circumstances and further exasperating this; the Canadian Federal government has reinstated its advisory against non-essential international travel for Canadians.
With this said, Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations have made the decision to cease flying to St. Kitts with the last north-bound scheduled for January 30, 2022.
Air Canada will be working to cancel flights in order of departure dates and appreciates our patience and cooperation.
I want to extend my sincere gratitude to our tourism stakeholders and residents for your incredible efforts in our recovery to date. We remain optimistic for a return to service as soon as possible with our valued partners at Air Canada.