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Air Canada Welcomes Decision to Lift Mask, Testing and ArriveCan Requirements

By Amit - September 28, 2022

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(27/09/22)
 
Air Canada has welcomed the Government of
Canada’s decision to lift remaining COVID19 restrictions,
including requirements for wearing masks on aircraft, testing and
quarantine, as well as the compulsory use of ArriveCan, beginning
1 October 2022.

“Air Canada welcomes the removal of these
restrictions, acknowledging that air travel is safe and that the
measures were not justified by science,” said Craig Landry,
Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at Air
Canada. “We believe it will greatly facilitate travel, help to
continue stabilizing the country’s air transport sector and
support Canada’s economy. Customers and crew will still have the
option to wear masks and we also encourage customers to monitor
their own health to be sure they feel well and fit to travel.”

Air Canada B787-8 reg: C-FRTU. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

The relaxed measures announced on Monday are expected
to advance Air Canada’s ongoing recovery from COVID19.

Working with
its partners and stakeholders in the industry, Air Canada is
gradually returning to
pre-pandemic service levels. This includes significant
improvements in on-time performance as compared to earlier in the
summer, meaningful reductions in delays and cancellations, a daily
flight completion factor now over 98%, as well as baggage handling
performance that has fully restabilized at pre-pandemic levels.

“While today’s announcement is a positive step, we
urge the government not to lose momentum,” added Mr. Landry. “Lessons learned during
the pandemic should now be applied to streamlining the air
transport system in Canada and to enact further reforms. This
includes improving processes, such as security and customs at
airports, developing new trusted traveller programs, deploying new
technologies and, more fundamentally, re-examining the user-pay
model that finances air transportation in Canada, whose weaknesses
and interdependencies were exposed by COVID.”


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