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Air Canada to reduce capacity and temporarily reduce workforce in Q2

A major reduction in capacity and a wave of layoffs have been announced by Air Canada for the second quarter of 2020 as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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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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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 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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Air Canada temporarily lays off 5,000+ flight attendants

Air Canada is temporarily laying off more than 5,100 flight attendants as it slashes capacity due to travel restrictions and border closures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Air Canada to suspend almost all int’l & U.S. flights by March 31

Air Canada says it will gradually suspend the majority of its international and U.S. transborder flights by March 31, 2020 in response to decisions by national governments, including Canada and the U.S., to close borders and restrict commercial aviation as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Airlines appeal for aid as financial toll of coronavirus pandemic looms large

As travel agents work around the clock to facilitate rebookings and cancellations, and tour operators and airlines pull off mind-boggling logistical challenges to get passengers home, the world is waking up to the financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic fallout.
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Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing have updated information in wake of advisory

TORONTO — Following a gruelling weekend for travel agents and suppliers, a number of airlines and tour operators have updates in the wake of the Canadian government’s global travel advisory, announced March 13, warning Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada, a warning that set off an unprecedented wave of rebookings and cancellations.
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Air Canada, Transat update guidance for Italy; AC adds 24-hour flight change flexibility

A new message from Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu at Air Canada’s site sums it up: “The airline industry has always been a fast-changing one and these times are no different.”
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Air Canada temporarily suspends all flights to Italy

Air Canada is temporarily suspending all flights to Italy amid a sharp drop in demand as Italy goes on lockdown in an effort to contain the coronavirus.
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ACTA webinar Friday April 3 updates agents on new policies impacting retail travel sector amid COVID-19
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Scheduled for tomorrow, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. ET, a new and timely ACTA webinar will give agents an informative overview...
#OneTravelIndustry: Watch Sunwing’s video message to agents now
#OneTravelIndustry: Travelweek launches new video series, revamps Facebook group
Sunwing Vacations is the latest supplier to reach out directly to travel agents via Travelweek’s newly launched...
More Carnival cancellations and update for HAL’s Zaandam, Rotterdam
More Carnival cancellations and update for HAL’s Zaandam, Rotterdam
Carnival has extended its suspension of operations through May 11, cancelling all sailings on all ships through and...
SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour ops
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...
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