Canada’s Transport minister says more information is needed before is supporting a decision by Air Canada, Sunwing and Westjet to keep flying their Boeing 737 Max 8s in the wake of two fatal crashes.
Canada’s national airlines, Westjet and Air Canada have largely staked their domestic futures on the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the same type that crashed in Ethiopia Sunday.
Western Aviation News, for its 100th dispatch, examines the symbiotic relationship between Air Canada and its three domestic hubs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Air Canada moved to further strengthen its Pacific hub, announcing new seasonal service from Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand.
Air Canada reported record passenger numbers, but lower profits as higher fuel prices ate into revenues in 2018.
Air Canada solidified its Vancouver hub, Thursday, as it announced plans to shift Q400 aircraft from Eastern Canada to routes within British Columbia for the summer flying season.