BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- THE Federation is now joining a growing list of destinations that Air Canada is temporarily suspending flights to, due to the increasing number of people testing positive for COVID-19.
Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant confirmed late this afternoon that the airline will 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 News:
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.