Western Aviation News annual compilation of Canadian airports finances shows the pandemic cost them $2.2 billion in 2020.
Flair announced it will expand its summer 2022 capacity by 33%, with a particular focus on new routes from Edmonton, Alberta.
The government of Canada will contribute $100 million to save a rail line that will link Montreal International Airport to downtown.
Flair is set to become the first ultra low-cost Canadian carrier to serve Montreal with an expansion set to begin in July.
Toronto and Montreal, two of Canada’s busiest airports, reported combined losses of more than $600 million in 2020.
Montreal Airports spent $91 million more than it made in the second quarter, reflecting the depths of the global pandemic.