Earlier today, we were advised by Air Canada that they will be temporarily discontinuing service between Charlottetown and Toronto, as of January 11th. Air Canada will continue to provide a daily flight between Charlottetown and Montreal, with a 50-seat regional jet.
These changes will stay in place until February 10th, and a decision regarding flight schedules beyond this date will be made in the coming weeks, based on market conditions and demand.
The news is certainly disappointing but not unexpected, given the impact the pandemic has had on air travel. Passenger movements at YYG have decreased by 94% from April to November.
As we look forward to the return of more flights and passengers, the YYG team will continue to work with all our stakeholders, including our airline and government partners, on a recovery strategy to rebuild reliable air access for PEI as soon as possible.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a safe and viable airport long into the future and will be ready to play a vital role in the economic recovery of our province on the other side of the pandemic.
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About YYG Charlottetown Airport
Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999. The Board of Directors now oversee the affairs of the airport with a mission to provide a safe, secure, and fiscally responsible airport that connects PEI to the world and drives economic growth. In 2019, more than 383,000 passengers used the Charlottetown Airport, generating more than $103-million in total economic activity in Prince Edward Island.
Contact: Doug Newson, CEO
Phone: 902-566-7997 x222