Westjet has lost its bid to overturn a massive fee increase imposed by NAV Canada, the country’s air traffic control company.
NAV Canada is reviewing the future of air traffic control towers at six airports across the country as it looks to streamline operations and save money. The agency made the announcement as the Canadian Airports Council renewed calls for help from the federal government.
NAV Canada, the country’s air traffic controller, will cut hundreds of permanent jobs, close two pilot information centres, and review services at two dozen airports across the country.
Flying in Canada started to get a little more expensive Tuesday as new fees kicked in.
NAV Canada, NATS, and Aeron have been awarded an Industry Award for deployment of satellite-based technology to track planes across the North Atlantic.