Starting May 1, passengers will be offered more choices flying with Air Canada, as they will be boosting its service between North Bay and Toronto to three flights a day.
North Bay Airport. Image from Baytoday
According to an email sent by Air Canada’s communication team: “Beginning on May 1st, we are increasing to three times daily service between North Bay and Toronto operated by Air Canada Jazz with a 50 seat CRJ-200.”
Air Canada’s website confirms flights will depart from North Bay after 9 a.m., around 3:30 p.m. and close to 7:30 p.m. It’s confirmed that: ““The three times daily service will continue through to Labour Day.”
Air Canada said in January that it was going to temporarily reduce service between North Bay and Toronto down to one flight per day, except on Wednesdays when there were no flights available.
From Thursday to Tuesday, the sole flight into North Bay from Pearson International Airport was at 10 a.m, which lands in Toronto at 10:45 a.m., 45 minutes later.
In an email from Air Canada’s media relations department, they said that: “as we have since the start of the pandemic, Air Canada continues to evaluate and adjust its route network as required in response to the trajectory of the pandemic, government-imposed travel restrictions and quarantines, regulatory requirements, and the impact of these factors on overall demand.”
It’s worth noting that this wasn’t the first time the airline had resorted to a reduction in service. In March last year, service was suspended altogether due to the Covid pandemic.
The airline didn’t reopen the route until June, when they resumed a two-flight daily schedule, but quickly reduced to one flight per day in the face of the pandemic, government’s travel restrictions and quarantines.