The International Air Transport Association – an umbrella group representing the world’s major airlines – said carriers expect to lose $84.3 billion (U.S.) this year and face a hard winter ahead.
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.
Canada’s Transport Minister backed airlines over frustrated passengers, Tuesday, supporting their decision to offer vouchers for cancelled flights during the pandemic, instead of refunds.
Westjet donates 115 galley carts from its 767s to a Calgary hospital, raising doubts about the airliner’s future with the carrier.
Westjet and its union have agreed to save more than 1,000 pilot jobs threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID pandemic continues to take its toll on Canada’s airlines, with Westjet offering fewer than 600 weekly flights in its revised May schedule.