Just five months later continues its service to Toronto Pearson International AirportAir Canada plans to end operations at Kansas City International Airport again.
The Montreal-based airline, which has not flown to KCI since the pandemic broke out in March 2020, resumed daily, nonstop flights to Toronto on June 3.
Now, it is set to shut down its services again at the end of October.
According to data published by the Kansas City Department of Aviation, flights operated by regional partner Air Canada attracted 1,872 passengers in the past two months. The number shows that Jazz Aviation’s 50-seat Mitsubishi CRJ200 aircraft is operating at 63% capacity.
“After a 2.5 year suspension, we are pleased to welcome Air Canada back to Kansas City International Airport in June 2022. Going forward, as they work to improve operational resilience across all of their systems, Air Canada has informed the Kansas City Department of Aviation that they are seasonal will suspend its Kansas City-Toronto flight,” Justin Meyer, deputy director of aviation marketing and development of air services for the Department of Aviation, said in a statement. “We look forward to returning to MCI in the summer of 2023.”
The departure, however temporary, means that KCI will drop at least one airline during its time The new $1.5 billion terminal is scheduled to open on March 3.