When the pandemic started hammering Canada’s airlines, Zoe Elverum the self-described “dwarf [fan]girl who LOVES Air Canada” knew she had to do something. So, like any Millennial, she went online.
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The new head of Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Swoop sat down with Western Aviation News for a feature interview about his airline and his hopes for recovery.
Air Canada’s Chief Medical Officer is asking the federal government to scale back international travel restrictions that have seen foreign citizens generally banned from entering the country and 14-day quarantines for those who enter the country.
Toronto’s Pearson International announced Tuesday 500 positions would be cut from its workforce, the largest Canadian airport to announce reductions due to the pandemic.
Wesjtet said Monday it would increase its flying by 10% in August, including a return to Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean, though it’s still 75% less than it flew in 2019
“We need tailored government help to ensure the long-term viability of the airport Calgarians and Albertans rely on for the safe and secure passage of people and goods,” – YYC President and CEO Bob Sartor.
After decades of construction, refurbishment, and renovation, Canada’s airports racked up $15 billion in debt. Then the pandemic all but wiped out their income. What now?
The pandemic has hit Victoria, a city famed for its beauty and charm on Vancouver Island, particularly hard. Traffic in April and May was down 98%. Passenger numbers recovered somewhat in June and that trend has continued into the summer.