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Canada to Lift Last Covid, Mask Restrictions

Canada will end all entry restrictions on October 1, with major national airlines Air Canada and WestJet welcoming the change. Gone are requirements that certain travelers provide proof of vaccination, undergo pre- or post-arrival testing, or quarantine or isolate after arrival, the Canadian government said on Monday. Fully vaccinated travelers have not been subject to…

Airline Weekly

Air Canada Offers Rare Apology for Disruptions, Cuts 15 Percent of Summer Flights

The chaos disrupting so many airlines this summer has landed in Canada. Air Canada is cancelling hundreds of flights, and its CEO is taking the rare step to apologize directly to travelers.

Air Canada Offers Rare Apology for Disruptions, Cuts 15 Percent of Summer Flights

Airline Weekly

Transat Completes Transformation to an Airline as Canada’s Market Heats Up

Quebec-based Transat has completed its metamorphosis from an integrated travel company into a national airline. But is it enough to survive a changing Canadian market hot with new airlines, proposed mergers, and changing business plans?

Transat Completes Transformation to an Airline as Canada’s Market Heats Up

Airline Weekly

Canadian Budget Airline Swoop to Grow Fleet 60 Percent on Strong Summer Demand

Canada's Swoop will fly more than 300 percent more capacity this summer compared with last summer, now that the country has rolled back most of its pandemic travel restrictions. The airline is adding five new destinations and 11 new routes aimed at Canadian vacationers.

Canadian Budget Airline Swoop to Grow Fleet 60 Percent on Strong Summer Demand

Airline Weekly

Air Canada, Porter Take Flight Again as Canada Reopens

Air Canada, Porter Take Flight Again as Canada Reopens

Airline Weekly

WestJet Joins Cargo Frenzy With First Dedicated Air Freighters

WestJet Joins Cargo Frenzy With First Dedicated Air Freighters

Airline Weekly

Canada’s Transat Walks Away From Hotels to Refocus on Airline

Canada’s Transat Walks Away From Hotels to Refocus on Airline

Airline Weekly

Canada Stops Short of Direct Airline Aid in Federal Budget

Canada Stops Short of Direct Airline Aid in Federal Budget

Airline Weekly

More Help for Canada’s Airlines Is on the Way After Air Canada’s $5 Billion in Aid

More Help for Canada’s Airlines Is on the Way After Air Canada’s $5 Billion in Aid

Airlines

Why Air Canada Is Leaning Into a Covid Testing Mandate as Other Airlines Balk

Air Canada places the blame for a "grim" 2020 on Covid-19 and what it sees as onerous restrictions from the Canadian government. But it's betting that it can convince the government to replace quarantines with a testing mandate, and maybe even some financial relief for airlines.

Why Air Canada Is Leaning Into a Covid Testing Mandate as Other Airlines Balk