Westjet and Ottawa cancelled aid talks Tuesday, choosing instead to focus on rebuilding the country’s tourism industry.
Canada’s airlines signalled they will take advantage of Canada’s border opening to restart dozens of services to the United States.
Flair Airlines has outlined plans to return to the United States in the winter, signalling confidence in the market and its own abilities.
Westjet said it will move into the Canadian cargo market, using a fleet of converted Boeing 737-800NG aircraft starting in 2022.
Flair Airlines took a major step in the rebirth of the ultra low-cost carrier with the introduction of the Boeing 737 Max to revenue service.
Westjet chief executive Ed Sims said he will retire at the end of the year, expressing a desire to return to New Zealand.