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Economy, Society

WestJet to refund customers with flights cancelled due to pandemic

WestJet will start giving refunds to customers with flights cancelled from any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 2, WestJet is going to contact eligible customers, starting with those with flights that were cancelled at the beginning of »

Economy, Health, International

World’s airline industry in dire financial situation

Latest indication: Air traffic control job cuts in Canada In 2019, the world’s airline industry took a bit of hit with the two crashes and grounding of  hundreds of Boeing Max 8 aircraft being flown  by airlines around the world »

Economy, Health, International

COVID carrying flights continue into Canada

Canada’s borders may in theory be closed to non-essential travel, but flights continue to arrive in Canada carrying passengers testing positive for SARS-CoV2. Reports from various news sources say several flights into Canada’s major international airports since the beginning of »

Economy, Health, International, Politics

Air Canada chief wants travels restrictions loosened

Calin Rovinescu is the CEO of Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada, thinks that the government’s restrictions are now “disproportionate” in light of the ongoing reduction in COVID-19 cases. Quoted by Bloomberg News, he said the government should relax restrictions and »

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, Society

Lufthansa prepares to resume flights to Canada in June

As countries begin to gradually ease travel restrictions, Lufthansa plans to offer three weekly, non-stop flights from Toronto to Frankfurt and back starting on June 3, officials with the German airline announced Thursday. Additional flights to other Canadian gateway destinations, »


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 »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

“Come From Away”: out of the 9/11 tragedy a rousing musical tale of kindness

Award-winning “Come from away- the 9/11 musical” opens in London. Come from away, is the common term given to visitors or non-native Newfoundlanders. Affectionately known as “the Rock”, the island of Newfoundland in the Atlantic and North America’s closest point »

International, Society

Security increased on flights from certain countries

Greater security measures have been put in place on flights to Canada from certain countries, said Transport Minister Marc Garneau after a cabinet meeting today. It’s not known what extra security measures have been put in place. © CBC The minister »