Air Canada not to relaunch flights between St. Thomas and Toronto
Air Canada recently announced it will not be resuming its flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The airline in a statement said that Air Canada flights between St. Thomas and Toronto will not be resumed for the upcoming tourist season.
Air Canada had in the last season starting December to April operated a weekly direct flight to St. Thomas from Toronto. The service was operated with the help of 120-seat Airbus 319-100 aircraft (106 Economy Class seats and 14 Executive seats).
Air Canada spokesperson said that the economic slump has forced the airline not to resume the seasonal flights between the two cities. The spokesperson lamented that these are tough times for the travel industry.
Apart from Air Canada, another U.S. carrier American Eagle has also decided to discontinue their respective flight services to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
American Eagle will discontinue two flights between St. Croix and Miami this August, while it will be reducing its flights services between St. Croix and San Juan from 19 to 7 weekly round-trip flights.