WestJet suspending international and transborder flights for 30 days

WestJet suspending international and transborder flights for 30 days

WestJet has announced it is suspending all commercial operations for international and transborder flights for a 30-day period.

The Calgary-based airline revealed late last night that tickets for the period beginning March 23 are no longer available for sale.

It says in a tweet sent out by the company’s official account, WestJet said that its final flight would be on Sunday, March 22 at 10:59 pm PT.

In the same tweet, they referenced yesterday’s big announcement from Justin Trudeau in which the Prime Minister issued a message to Canadians outside of the border: “It’s time to come home.”

WestJet is the first major Canadian carrier to suspend all of its international operations for the time being.

“While this is a difficult time, we now have the responsibility as a Canadian airline to bring our citizens home,” reads a different tweet from the company.

WestJet said it will be operating rescue and repatriation flights in partnership with the Canadian government. They also claim they are in the process of trying to lower the price for Canadians trying to come home on their remaining seats.

Along with his plea to those abroad, Trudeau announced yesterday that Canada would be temporarily closing its borders to all non-residents.

With files to the Canadian Press.


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