Air Canada announced Tuesday it would suspend flights to the United States, a blow to an airline that built its growth strategy around international service.
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.
Federal wage subsidies could help beleaguered Canadian airlines and their employees to the tune of more than $600 million by June 6, when the subsidy period expires.
Starting Monday, new rules will require anyone passing through airport security in Canada to wear a mask or other face covering to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steven Greenway, who was hired to build an ultra low-cost carrier for Westjet more than two years ago, announced Thursday he would leave Swoop.
Montreal said Thursday it would take advantage of a federal wage subsidy to “ensure the survival of its airport sites.”
Westjet said late Wednesday it would add 6,400 laid off employees to the payroll, thanks to a federal wage subsidy.
The regional airline picture continues to evolve in the Canadian province of British Columbia, with one airline relaunching essential service and a second deciding to ground its fleet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.