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An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport on March 13, 2019. (Photo: Chris Helgren/Reuters)

Air Canada to resume flights to Jamaica, Barbados in May

An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport on March 13, 2019. (Photo: Chris Helgren/Reuters)

Air Canada says it will restore some service along routes to Jamaica, Mexico and Barbados beginning in early May after airlines suspended all flights to sun destinations in January at the request of the Canadian Government.

Air Canada will operate three flights per week from Toronto to Mexico City starting May 3; and one flight per week from Toronto to Kingston, Jamaica, and Bridgetown, Barbados beginning May 5 and May 9, respectively.

A view of the tarmac at Grantley Adams Airport. (Photo: YouTube)

The suspension on flights to sun destinations was intended to last until April 30.

Air Canada said in its most recent earnings call in February that it expected the federal government to replace some quarantine measures for international travellers with a testing programme at airports by the time the suspensions were scheduled to lift.

Air Canada suspended all flights to Jamaica, Mexico, and Barbados in January at the request of the Canadian Government. (Photo: David Kawai/Bloomberg)

In addition to flights to sun destinations, Air Canada also suspended some routes to the US and other countries earlier this year due to low demand for travel.

The airline plans to restore some routes, including Vancouver to Tokyo as of May 1, Toronto to Hong Kong as of May 6, and Toronto to Bogota as of May 7.