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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 […]