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International, Society

Air Canada suspends its Rouge flights indefinitely, as of Monday

Air Canada has suspended all flights on its low-cost Rouge subsidiary, as of Monday. “As a result of our suspension of all flights to the Caribbean and Mexico at the request of the Canadian government, we are again pausing our »

Health, Politics

Canada announces new travel restrictions in face of pandemic

Travellers returning to Canada will have to quarantine in hotels at their own expense in accordance with new measures announced today to discourage Canadians from travelling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At a news conference on Friday, Prime Minister Justin »

Economy, Society

Air Transat to resume operations on July 23

Canadian leisure travel company Transat A.T. Inc. says it plans to resume flights and tour operations on July 23 as countries around the world increasingly lift travel restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. “After these long »

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 »

Society

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, 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 »

Society

Federal transportation regulator launches inquiry into Air Transat tarmac delays

The federal government’s transportation regulator has launched an inquiry after two Air Transat flights were diverted from Montreal and spent several hours on the tarmac of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport on Monday. The Canadian Transportation Agency, an independent, quasi-judicial »