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Air Canada will be suspending its flights to Rochester

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Air Canada will soon no longer be flying to the Greater Rochester International Airport. The airline says that the route did not meet the company’s financial projections.

Air Canada says the final flight leaving Rochester will be October 31st.

Monroe County spokesman Jesse Sleezer released this statement:

"Air Canada is downsizing its operations in New York and across the country, ending service in Rochester, Syracuse and at other airports. Air Canada accounted for less than 1% of total passengers out of ROC, operating a small 19-seat aircraft that averaged only 9 passengers per flight to nearby Toronto.

Total passengers out of ROC are up over 55,000 compared to this time last year and just this week JetBlue announced that it is now adding new daily, non-stop service to Boston.

ROC’s designation as an international airport will remain unchanged due to U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s continued presence and operations at the airport."