May 1, 2020
Update from Greater Moncton International Airport Authority
Greater Moncton International Airport Authority (GMIAA) is continuing to monitor developments related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The health and wellness of our passengers, visitors, business partners and employees are our top priority.
Reminder that our airline schedule may change at anytime, passengers are asked to contact their airline for the latest information about their flight.
WestJet will operate 5 days a week to Toronto (YYZ) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays until May 2
From May 3 to 31, WestJet will operate 3 days a week to Toronto (YYZ) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
All flights to Ottawa (YOW), Toronto (YYZ), Montreal (YUL) and Halifax (YHZ) are suspended until May 31
Porter Airlines extending their temporary suspension of flights until June 29.
All southbound flights from YQM with Air Transat and Sunwing are cancelled for the season
Related News from our Business Partners:
For more information http://ow.ly/kJp650z2zA8
In light of the evolving coronavirus situation, we have made several changes at the security checkpoints:
Travellers are advised that officials from the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety (NBDPS) are now screening passengers arriving at the airport. This screening consists of a questionnaire to determine the reason for travel. Only necessary travel is being allowed to New Brunswick for the time being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- All passengers arriving on a flight will be questioned by a provincial official upon entering the airport. Each flight takes approximately one hour to process. Travellers may not access the baggage claim area before they go through the screening.
- The questionnaire consists of standard health questions such as the reason for entering New Brunswick and where the passenger intends to self-isolate for 14 days.
- If NBDPS finds that the passenger does not have a valid reason to enter the province per the State of Emergency, they will be denied entry to New Brunswick.
- If NBDPS finds that the passenger does not have somewhere to self-isolate for 14 days, they can be denied entry or can be ordered to a hotel to self-isolate.
- NBDPS is taking telephone numbers and addresses of all passengers arriving and could call to check in or visit the address to ensure the passenger is following the order to self-isolate.
- All hotel costs and return flight (if denied entry) are the responsibility of the passenger.
We will keep travellers updated as the pandemic situation evolves. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.
For the most recent information on travel restrictions to New Brunswick, visit bit.ly/2VMUiWf.
New Brunswick’s three largest airports are counting up their losses for 2020 and bracing for more lean years to follow. Industry experts say airports across Canada should expect a slow recovery.
This is the business challenge facing Canada’s air transport sector today. Canada’s airports have seen pax traffic and revenues decline to less than 10% of what they normally see, since April. #cdnpoli
There is some great work being done at ACI across the regions on recovery. At Canada’s airports, we’re still very much dealing with the immediate challenge of sustaining operations at airports that have seen revenue dry up.
Impact of COVID on Atlantic Canada’s Airports: The region’s airports are urging the federal government to provide relief for cash flow for airports as part of the nation’s overall economic recovery #cdnpoli
We recently installed new bar stools (two metres apart) (photo on left) on the pedway toward our airside Bistro Altitude as well as an accessible counter for wheelchairs (photo on right). The pedway has a great view of the runway!
We look forward to seeing our friends again when things get back to normal. Even though Bistro Altitude is closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pedway is still open.
Financial Post: Masks, screening, vaccines: Airports are brainstorming what changes need to be made before normal operations resume, but it’s too soon to say what needs to happen as focus remains on the immediate losses to the sector, #cdnpoli
Related Government News:
Further expansion of COVID-19 testing protocols; travel restrictions for temporary foreign workers https://bit.ly/2yPxEDJ
Returning to Canada? The new ArriveCAN app allows you to:
- Limit contact with border and airport staff
- Quickly provide the required information when you arrive in Canada. #COVID19
Download it here: http://ow.ly/NiDm50zsi3A
Travellers returning to Canada: You are required to provide info upon entry for #COVID19.
Download the ArriveCAN app to do it quickly and limit points of contact at the border. http://ow.ly/NiDm50zsi3A
From everyone at the airport – many thanks for your cooperation and assistance during this time of crisis as we aim to mitigate the potential impacts of COVID-19.
We will continue to work with our airline partners, business partners, stakeholders and government regulators to maintain operations at YQM and most importantly, to resume normal operations when possible.
Our goal is to provide you with regular updates on new developments or changes in YQM’s operations. We recommend that you follow our social networking platforms to get this information more quickly:
Twitter : @MonctonYQM
Facebook : @MonctonYQM
Stay safe! Bernard LeBlanc, President and CEO, and YQM employees