With the border closure extended, that means more impacts on air travel. Air Canada flights to the U.S. are being suspended temporarily but with hopes to resume them towards the end of May. Previously the airline had been doing repatriation flights after the border was shut down.

On April 21, Air Canada announced that service to our neighbouring country would be suspended temporarily for four weeks.

With that change in service, the last flight between the two countries is scheduled to take off on April 26.

This is all because of the agreement between Canada and the U.S. to keep the border closed, an extension of the previous deal that happened in March.

Following the suspension, the airline hopes to take to the sky again on May 22.

However, that date could change if the two governments agree to once again extend the border closure because of COVID-19.

For people who have flights booked during this time, Air Canada is waiving change fees so that they can reschedule their trip with no added fee.

During the previous border closure, Air Canada had limited service to 11 destinations in the U.S. from its three Canadian hubs.

That was primarily to help out with repatriation flights.

On April 18, Justin Trudeau announced that Canada and the U.S. had agreed to keep the border closed to non-essential travel for another 30 days.

"This is an important decision and one that will keep people on both sides of the border safe," he said.

That closure would last well into May and there hasn't been any word on if there's a possibility for another extension.

The airline has also suspended international flights until June while Air Transat and Sunwing have extended their cancellations to May 31 at the earliest.

Air Canada has reduced its flight schedule by more than 90% since March 16 because of COVID-19.

The Globe and Mail has reported that attempts to bring Canadians home amid the pandemic are winding down.

Narcity has reached out to Air Canada to see if its repatriation flights will continue from the U.S.

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