Harbour Air made history Tuesday with the first ever electric commercial aircraft flight. (Twitter/Harbour Air Seaplanes)

Harbour Air cancels all Seattle flights amid COVID-19

In a response to travel restrictions Seattle flights will be cancelled until April 30

In light of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Wednesday, travellers looking to Harbour Air as an option to safely travel from Victoria and Seattle will have to look for other options. Trudeau announced that the Canadian and United States government will be restricting non-essential travel between the Canadian and United States border in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to an e-mail statement from Harbour Air, the company cancelled all Seattle flights until April 30. The company will continue to schedule flights domestically.

ALSO READ: Trudeau promises $82B in economic supports in COVID-19 fight

The company has implemented additional vigorous cleaning procedures and precautions for both terminals and aircraft in an attempt to reduce the chance of the virus spreading. Cleaning procedures occur before and after each flight and throughout the day. All flights have also been temporarily reduced to single-aisle seating to ensure that passengers are afforded an additional level of space while flying.

ALSO READ: BREAKING: Canada-U.S. border closing to non-essential travel

On March 5 the company alerted its customers that, “although the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the risk of the COVID-19 virus as low,” the company will take precaution seriously. Harbour Air advised its customers that in cases where the seaplane company has grounds to believe that someone is unfit to travel, the company will exercise the authority to deny a customer boarding for their own well-being, and that of other customers and employees.

Harbour Air will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and inform customers of any procedural changes.

sarah.schuchard@saanichnews.com


Like us on Facebook, or send a tweet to @sarah_schuchard
and follow us on Instagram

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mental Health: Erasing stigma leads to new path for Victoria woman

Paula Roumeliotis struggled with bipolar disorder for 35 years before finding support

COVID-19: UVic Engineering to 3-D print 4,000 face-shields for frontline workers

Team working to ensure Island health care workers have personal protective equipment

Health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

West Shore RCMP investigates bank robbery in Langford

People asked to stay clear of incident near Jacklin Road and Kelly Road

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

The virus has now infected more than 10,000 Canadians and cost 130 their lives

POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

With the COVID-19 delivering a devastating blow to the global economy, and… Continue reading

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

‘If you work for CRA, people think we are just there to take money from your pockets.’

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit sexual-health services from almost every angle

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

Practising physical distancing, frequent hand washing and resisting touching your face are proven methods

B.C.’s senior home staff measures show results in COVID-19 battle

Dr. Bonnie Henry’s order restricts care aides to one facility

Independent investigation praises RCMP actions in Vancouver Island suicide attempt

Man hurt in incident that took place near Nanoose Bay in September of 2019

Most Read