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Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford as competition with Swoop takes off

Flair Airlines Ltd. is pulling out of the airport in Abbotsford, B.C., due to a lack of passengers and intense competition from rival budget carrier Swoop.
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Passenger railway lines under stress as anti pipeline blockades continue

The RCMP has formally ended its enforcement operations in a region of northern B.C. that's at the centre of a pipeline dispute as protests across the country continue to cause disruptions, most notably to Canada's rail network.
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Toronto-bound AC837 to make emergency landing at Madrid airport

Spain’s port operator AENA says that an Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft is to make an emergency landing at the airport in Madrid Monday after reporting technical problems.
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Air Canada international flights delayed due to network issue, problem fixed

Air Canada says there were some delays last night and early this morning for its international flights.
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Blizzard leads to state of emergency in St. John’s, YYT flights cancelled

The City of St. John's has declared a state of emergency, ordering businesses closed and vehicles off the roads as blizzard conditions descend on the Newfoundland and Labrador capital.
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Safety board has options for investigation of runway overshoot in Halifax

Three investigators from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada are trying to determine why a passenger jet skidded off the end of a runway at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on the weekend.
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Air Canada, WestJet push back return of Boeing 737 Max until early spring

Canada's two biggest airlines are keeping the grounded Boeing 737 Max off their flight schedules for at least the next two months in a move that could impact passengers already slated for spring getaways and cut down on flight options for travellers looking to book.
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Montreal airport refuellers resume negotiation process

The union representing employees who refuel the planes at two Montreal airports will return to the negotiating table Thursday morning after a second straight day on the picket lines, though there was uncertainly late Wednesday around the timeline for relaunching formal talks.
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Changes to OHIP coverage is a good reason to look at travel insurance

TORONTO — For those planning a sunny getaway, it may be more important than ever this winter to pack the right travel insurance before departure. Ontario’s provincial health coverage for most types of out-of-country medical expenses will end as of Jan. 1. That may not be top-of-mind for most people but it’s a reason for […]
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OTA FlightHub pledges to avoid ‘false’ marketing amid probe into hidden fees

Canada's competition watchdog has signed an agreement with FlightHub that prohibits the online travel agency from deploying deceptive marketing practices and imposing hidden fees.
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