Air Canada forced to cancel at least four flights

Air Canada forcé d'annuler au moins quatre vols

Photo: Mark Blinch Archives The canadian Press

The decision of the United Kingdom to prohibit the operation of Boeing 737 Max in its airspace, forcing Air Canada to cancel four flights here on Thursday, said the airline on Tuesday afternoon.

Air Canada has announced via press release that the flight Halifax–London from 12 march, the flight from London to Halifax on 13 march, the flight St. John’s–London on 13 march and the flight London–St. John’s march 14 are cancelled.

Other flights should also be cancelled following the prohibition of flight of the 737 Max in the european airspace, a measure that is expected to take effect from 19h GMT (15 in Montreal).

“We strive to be rerouted to the affected customers as soon as possible via Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. Affected customers can contact Air Canada reservations to change their flights, ” says Air Canada. Because of the high-volume of calls expected, the customers will without doubt be patient when they communicate with the centers of services of Air Canada. “

“We have full confidence in the safety of our operations and our fleet, which have the approval of government regulatory agencies in the field of security, including Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration, reiterated by e-mail as a spokesperson for the airline, Isabelle Arthur.