Omicron variant cited as reason for flight cancelation
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Just weeks after resuming its service into Exuma, Air Canada will suspend that service at the tip of this month as a result of the impact of the worldwide worldwide increase in COVID-19 cases.
Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation Chester Cooper noted: “Worldwide, now we have all seen a major increase in COVID cases as a result of the new omicron variant. This variant has taken everyone by surprise with its rate of transmissibility.
“Unfortunately, there was a corresponding increase in cancelations for future travel.
“As well as, the Canadian government issued an advisory against non-essential travel.
“These three circumstances have contributed to the choice of canceling this flight.”
Nevertheless, with Air Canada’s history of over 70 years flying to The Bahamas, we’re assured that they’ll return when this most current challenge has been overcome.
– Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper
Cooper added: “After the exciting launch of the Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations route just [last] month, it’s indeed unlucky that they’ll now suspend flying to Exuma at the tip of January 2022.
“Nevertheless, with Air Canada’s history of over 70 years flying to The Bahamas, we’re assured that they’ll return when this most current challenge has been overcome.”
Air Canada resumed direct flights from Toronto to George Town, Exuma, on December 19.
Back in November 2021, Air Canada began offering every day flights from Toronto to Nassau.