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Economy, Society

Air Canada suspending service on domestic regional flights

Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service of 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports across Canada, according to a press release from the company on Tuesday. “These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are »


Air Canada gives refunds for some non-refundable flights cancelled by COVID-19

Air Canada is giving customers the option for customers to get a refund for non-refundable tickets for flights that were cancelled because of COVID-19, but it is only for trips with itineraries originating from the European Union (EU), according to »


Air Canada will retire dozens of aircraft because of COVID-19

Air Canada has greatly reduced flights and instituted new rules including temperature check before boarding., It also says it lost over $1billion in the first quarter this year. and will retire dozens of aircraft (Chris Helgren-Reuters). Read the article »


Flying somewhere at Christmas? Crazy thought? Maybe not!

Looking for harbingers of hope as you try to cope with  COVID-19 madness? Here’s one. In a CBC News story published Thursday evening, a vice president at Canada’s national airline, which is pretty much going nowhere these days, suggests that »

Economy, International

Air Canada suspends commercial fights to the U.S.

Air Canada is suspending what’s left of its commercial flights to the United States for at least 30 days, starting Monday. The decision follows an agreement struck last weekend between Ottawa and Washington to extend by an additional 30 days »


Air Canada to rehire 16,500 workers laid off due to COVID-19

Air Canada announced Wednesday that it plans to rehire 16,500 workers it recently laid off because of the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic provided the country’s largest airline qualifies for the federal emergency wage subsidy program. In a statement released »


Air Transat lays off flight crews amid COVID-19 travel shutdown

Canada’s largest leisure travel company, Transat A.T., announced “with great sadness” Monday morning that it is temporarily laying off about 70 per cent of its workforce, including “all flight personnel.” The final Air Transat flight prior to the full suspension »

Economy, International, Society

WestJet suspending international flights as of Sunday

Canada’s second-largest airline, WestJet Airways, is suspending all international flights for 30 days, beginning this Sunday. The suspension includes flights to the U.S. The news comes as Air Canada, the country’s largest carrier, is embroiled in a dispute with employees »

Economy, Society

Airlines face mounting complaints over delays and cancellations.

It really wasn’t meant to turn out this way when the federal government unveiled new airline travel regulations last year–twice, mind you: in July and December. The aim was to get Canadian-based airlines to clean up their acts, especially when »


Toronto-bound Air Canada jet makes emergency landing in Madrid

A Toronto-bound Air Canada plane made an emergency landing at Madrid’s international airport Monday after the aircraft experienced an engine problem and one of its ten tires reportedly ruptured shortly after takeoff. “Air Canada flight AC837, Madrid to Toronto, landed »