Air Canada suspending passenger service to Yellowknife on Jan. 23

Air Canada is suspending passenger service to Yellowknife on Jan. 23 and until further notice.

The airline said in an email Tuesday that it’s cutting flights to the city due to “stifled demand from ongoing travel restrictions and blanket quarantine rules.”

“Operating in this environment is not sustainable and we have made difficult decisions to suspend all passenger operations to Yellowknife airport until further notice, effective January 23, 2021.” 

In the email, the airline says its “overall network capacity” is down about 80 per cent from 2019.

It says it will continue to evaluate and adjust its routes based on the trajectory of the pandemic and travel restrictions. 

The airline did not immediately respond to a request for an interview.

WestJet and Canadian North also run passenger flights to Yellowknife. Air North’s service to Yellowknife has also been suspended until further notice.

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