Friday January 22, 2021
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Air Canada forced to make more cuts, in capacity and jobs

MONTREAL — Air Canada has announced it is further reducing its system capacity for this first quarter of 2021 by an additional 25%. The news coincides with updates Atlantic Canada’s airports received from Air Canada, advising of more air service suspensions that will become effective Jan. 23rd. According to the Atlantic Canada Airports Associations (ACAA), […]
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All air passengers entering U.S. must have pre-arrival negative COVID test starting Jan. 26

In-destination PCR testing will no doubt ramp up exponentially now that one of the biggest travel markets in the world - the U.S. - is following the lead of other countries including Canada in mandating pre-arrival negative COVID-19 tests for air passengers.
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Transat AT board reaffirms support for takeover by Air Canada, clarifies Peladeau bid

Transat AT has reconfirmed its unanimous support for its proposed acquisition by Air Canada while issuing a clarification about a proposal from telecom owner Pierre Karl Peladeau.
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Airports in N.B., N.S. without commercial service after Air Canada cuts

Some of Atlantic Canada's airports are going without commercial service starting today following Air Canada's decision to cancel flights to Sydney, N.S., and Saint John, N.B., amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Emirates’ global sale includes fares from Toronto

Emirates has launched a global sale with fares from Canada starting at $919.
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Porter eyes new restart date in March

Porter Airlines has pushed back its tentative restart date to March 29 due to the ongoing global health crisis.
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Huntington Travel sold to investment group

Airline consolidator Huntington Travel has been acquired by Huntington Travel Holding, a Toronto-based travel investment group. 
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Will insurance companies cover the cost of PCR tests?

The travel industry is still reeling from the news that all travellers must now show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to boarding their flight to Canada, a new requirement announced by the federal government in the last days of December, with only a week’s notice.
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PCR testing now at select Cuba resorts, says Gomez

In response to the Canadian government’s new PCR testing requirement, Cuba has announced new PCR testing capabilities at resorts in several top travel destinations.
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‘Border baloney’: Armann urges Canadians to question new COVID travel rules

The head of Unifor Local 7378 is calling ‘border baloney’ on the federal government’s new COVID-19 measures for international travellers
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