Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ratcheting up the pressure on the aviation industry, advising Canadians to avoid domestic travel.
With a Calgary departure for Vancouver, Westjet operated the first Boeing 737 Max revenue flight in Canadian skies in almost two years.
Regional carrier Pacific Coastal is stepping into a void left by other airlines, adding service between Vancouver and Kamloops.
Central Mountain Air is suspending three routes in British Columbia and Alberta, telling communities to lobby Ottawa for financial aid.
A new pre-flight testing requirement has not stopped the flow of passengers infected with COVID from entering Canada.
Vancouver International Airport reported promising interim results from its pre-flight COVID rapid testing trial.