Air Canada’s budget carrier, Rouge, is resuming its flights from Toronto to several international destinations this fall. Said flights began on Tuesday, where passengers departed from Toronto and flew to Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jon Turner, the spokesperson for Rouge, related that they are expecting an “increased demand for vacation travel and from customers flying to enjoy overdue visits with family and friends.”
He also stressed that this demand would be very apparent in the coming weeks with the number of Canadian citizens getting their COVID-19 shots to the countries lifting their travel restrictions. Apart from Orlando and Las Vegas, the vacation-focused airline will also add direct flights shortly to Tampa, Florida, and Cancun, Mexico.
Rouge halted its operations in Spring 2021 due to the effects of the pandemic. However, an executive decision was made to resume its flights when the Canadian government announced that it would readmit international travelers starting September 7.
The reopening of Canada’s border has some conditions, though. These conditions include having proof of vaccination that they’ve already got their two full shots of the vaccine and a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
While the country is accepting international travelers back again, the national government is still reminding citizens to keep clear from non-essential travel due to the pandemic, particularly with the surge of cases involving the Delta strain of the virus.