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Canadian airlines prolong ban on flights to Mexico

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WestJet and Air Canada will continue to suspend flights to Mexico, prolonging difficulty for travelers.

WestJet, which had scheduled travel beginning May 1, now plans to halt flights to Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4. Air Canada scrubbed plans to resume its roster of flights in May.

Canadian air travel was pulled back in January, causing snowbirds to reconsider their winter plans.

Air Canada will fly essential workers and cargo from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to Mexico City in May, but sun-and-fun destinations such as Cancun will remain grounded.

Air Transat plans to resume services June 14 and Sunwing plans a June 23 comeback.

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