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It’s the least of their concerns: Competition Bureau report on Air Canada, Transat deal

The proposed merger of Air Canada and Transat has been called into question by the Competition Bureau, which in a newly released report has concluded that the deal would likely result in “increased prices, less choice, decreases in service and a significant reduction in travel by Canadians.”
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A message from Transat’s President and CEO

Transat has temporarily shuttered its travel agencies due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to operate repatriation flights until April 1 to bring stranded Canadians home.
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SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour ops

Travel advisories from governments in Canada, the U.S. and countries around the world warning against non-essential travel amid the coronavirus pandemic set off a domino effect of operations suspensions for seemingly every supplier in the travel industry.
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U.S. could get stake in airlines in exchange for virus grants

The Trump administration is raising the possibility of the government getting ownership stakes in U.S. airlines in exchange for $25 billion in direct grants to help the carriers survive a downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Air Canada donates food to Canadians in need

Air Canada is donating fresh food originally intended for in-flight meals to Canadians in need.
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Ethiopian Airlines cancels select flights to and from Toronto

Ethiopian Airlines Canada has announced the suspension of service to and from Toronto through the end of April.
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A message from Air Canada’s President and CEO

In a video posted on social media, Air Canada’s President and CEO Calin Rovinescu said that the airline is doing “all we can” to bring Canadians abroad home and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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Air Canada, WestJet, Transat, Sunwing and more: The latest updates amid the coronavirus pandemic

TORONTO — Canada’s airlines have taken swift action amid border closures and travel restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In many cases airlines have temporarily suspended operations entirely. Here’s the latest from Canada’s airlines. Updates will be added as soon as they become available. LATEST UPDATE March 26: Sunwing     AIR CANADA […]
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WestJetters “put up their hand” to support the airline’s survival

Some 6,900 WestJet employees are leaving the company, some temporarily, in the wake of the travel restrictions and border closures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Air Canada pitches in with cargo-only flights filled with goods and medical supplies

Air Canada has begun transporting medical supplies and goods on cargo-only flights to Europe to help combat COVID-19.
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