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June 19, 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.

Airline Operations

Reminder that our airline schedule may change at anytime, passengers are asked to contact their airline for the latest information about their flight.


WestJet currently operates 3 days a week to Toronto (YYZ) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and will continue until August 4; however, beginning July 5 departures will change from 1500 to 1255.


All flights to:

  • Toronto (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL) routes are currently suspended and will resume activity starting Monday, June 22 with one daily flight to YYZ and YUL until June 30. For the month of July, YYZ and YUL routes will operate twice daily (exceptions may apply).
  • Halifax (YHZ) and Ottawa (YOW) are suspended until September 7. Both services are expected to resume activity September 8.


Porter Airlines flights are temporary suspended and expected to resume activity July 29.


As a result of the impacts of COVID-19, Swoop has postponed planned service to #MonctonYQM.  Impacted travellers will be proactively notified of their options by email.  Read more here:



Related News from our Business Partners:  

Our Air Canada CleanCare+ protocols are in place to ensure your safety throughout your journey with us. From advance self-service check-in, to physical distancing and touchless experiences. Learn more here:


Despite these ever-changing times, our commitment to safety above all remains. Billy Nolen, our Vice President of Safety, is sharing what this means for the next time you fly. Our #safety series is in the thread below.

For more info, visit

Touchless travel tip: Keep keys, watches, sunglasses and loose change in your carry-on bag.





Related News:

We want to hear from you!

As we begin to plan for recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, we’re seeking your feedback to help us better understand passenger expectations when travelling.

This survey will take a few minutes to complete. Thank you!

Re-opening the summer travel season is critical for the 1.8 million Canadians employed by it, including 200K at airports @timetotravelca is calling on government to clarify rules around travel. We need safe, accessible travel now!   Learn more:

The Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable is calling on our governments to clarify rules around travel and tourism. Summer is short.

We need to safely restart tourism now! #timetotravel

Airports are encouraged our Premiers are seriously considering an Atlantic Bubble. Air access is the connective tissue in the Atlantic Canadian economy, and travel is going to be critical to our economic recovery.

Canada’s airports are proud to be part of @timetotravelca, which is calling on our governments to clarify rules around travel and tourism. Summer is short. We need safe, accessible tourism now! #timetotravel

Canada’s airports have put in place strict measures to promote passenger safety. We are ready to greet you. It’s time for governments to work together to re-open our provinces, territories and country. It’s #timetotravel. See our open letter here:

@monettepasher says “While it won’t replace substantial losses in revenue & travelers, an #AtlanticBubble would represent an important advancement. Airports need tourism and our economy needs tourism, which represents 6% of our GDP in the region, double the national average.”

What are the new health & safety measures for air travel?  See an overview of the recommended measures to keep travelers & staff safe. #FlySafe

Learn more:


Related Government News: 

Know before you go! Are you coming to New Brunswick? Make sure you know the rules before leaving.



Heading for the airport?

Bring and wear your own face covering to help protect those around you. Without one, you’re putting others at risk, and you will not be permitted to travel.  Make sure you #BringItAndWearIt

Temperature checks will be mandatory for all air passengers to, from and within Canada in addition to wearing a face covering.

Canadians coming home must self-isolate for 14 days.

More info: #COVID19

As #COVID19 continues, we are implementing new transportation-related measures to ensure we help others stay safe, and to help #FlattenTheCurve.

To stay up to date on all of our measures, visit our website:

The discretionary (non-essential) travel restrictions between Canada and the United States have been extended to July 21, 2020.




If a passenger shows #COVID19 symptoms during a flight, they will be isolated.

Learn more: #FlattenTheCurve

Reminder: Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada.

  • Movement restrictions could occur without warning and prevent your return to Canada.
  • There are no plans for further repatriation flights during the #COVID19 pandemic

When #physicaldistancing is difficult, wear a mask if you can. We’ve got some do’s and don’ts that can help:


Photo taken September 2019








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