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Ottawa, Mar 17 (Canadian-Media): In response to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Monday appeal to Canadians overseas to return home, WestJet Airlines decided to suspend all international flights, including to the U.S. for 30 days effective this Sunday March 22, after which it will help in rescue and repatriation flights operations in partnership with the Canadian government, media reports said.
Westjet Airlines. Image credit: Official site
As of Monday night tickets were no longer available for sale after March 22 for the 30-day period.
While reducing its domestic flight schedule by 50 percent, WestJet's realization of the difficult times faced by Canada, it has also lowered its prices on remaining seats on flights into Canada to bring our citizens home.
Canadians abroad with a plan to return home after March 22 who could not find an earlier return flight, were asked by Westjet to visit the Canadian government's website to register for possible repatriation.
With airlines business worldwide being impacted by the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Westjet flight attendants were alerted of 50 percent layoffs.