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Up in the air: How to fly now in Canada

Arriving at Pearson International Airport is not like it used to be. Cars and limousines aren’t jockeying for position, and wait times are non-existent.
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COVID-19 exposure warning for WS248 passengers

Passengers onboard WestJet flight WS248 from Toronto to Halifax on June 26 are being warned of possible COVID-19 exposure.
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LOT resumes first international flights, including Toronto

LOT has resumed its first international flights since mid-March, with Canada among the first long-haul routes to be welcomed back.
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Air Canada cutting 30 domestic routes ‘indefinitely’, closing operations at 8 airports

MONTREAL — Canada’s smaller cities and airports are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s impact on Air Canada. The airlines has announced the indefinite suspension of service on 30 domestic regional routes as well as the discontinuation of service to eight Canadian airports as it streamlines its operations amid ongoing travel restrictions and advisories that have reduced airline networks to a fraction of their usual size.
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Air Canada rebuilding schedule with a return to full seating starting July 1

While Air Canada is jettisoning the adjacent empty seat policy that saw it through the first few weeks of post-pandemic commercial flights, it is also ramping up bio-safety measures by offering flexible rebooking options to Economy Class customers on flights that are close to capacity,
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Porter’s new restart date is now Aug. 31

Porter Airlines has once again delayed its return-to-service by another month, from July 29 to Aug. 31, due to ongoing government travel restrictions.
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WestJet’s layoffs impact 3,333 employees across the country

Calling it one of the company’s “difficult, but essential” decisions, WestJet has announced it is laying off some 3,333 workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CTA says rules may need to be revised in wake of refund vs. voucher outcry

Passenger protection rules may need to be revised after hundreds of thousands of flight cancellations prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic left travellers out of pocket, the head of Canada's transportation regulator said Wednesday.
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Direct Travel’s Robertson & Race flew for the first time in months – so how was it?

It’s definitely #timetotravel, certainly within Canada now and beyond our borders in the near future, say Direct Travel’s Brian Robertson, President, Canada West and Ian Race, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Sales, just back from their first flights in months.
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Pearson’s ‘Healthy Airport’ program has more safety protocols

To adapt to the new realities of air travel, Toronto Pearson has launched its ‘Healthy Airport’ program that includes health and safety protocols that go beyond the measures already in place.
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