Vancouver International Airport said Tuesday its passenger numbers in April dropped almost 97% from the same month in 2019, suggesting traffic fell more during the pandemic than has previously been reported.
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Swoop said Tuesday it would suspend expansion plans in British Columbia and Atlantic Canada as the Westjet subsidiary falls back on core routes in its summer schedule.
Canada’s Westjet is bowing to mounting regulatory and public pressure and offering refunds on some of its flights cancelled due to the global pandemic.
The bill to make Canadians feel safe enough to travel could be in the “hundreds of millions” once the COVID-19 pandemic eases, according to an estimate by the Canadian Airports Council.
Hobbled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Flair has abandoned expansion plans set for this summer.
“This is the single most significant challenge we have ever faced as an airport authority,” said Roger Butt, the Chair of the St. John’s International Finance and Audit Committee. “We will have to be operating at a net loss for the next few years.”
The Royal Canadian Air Force said Monday it is investigating whether a bird strike led to the fatal crash of a Snowbird CT-114 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Canadian carrier Flair Airlines says changing market demand due to the pandemic is causing the ultra low-cost carrier to abandon its single-class structure and add a “Comfort Choice” seating at the front of its aircraft.