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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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WestJet releases July schedule: “We’re ready to get Canadians flying”

WestJet has released an updated schedule for July, saying “we’re ready to get Canadians flying."
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WestJet removing 4,000 flights weekly from its domestic schedule

As the coronavirus crisis continues to ravage the airline industry, WestJet has released new details about its domestic flight schedule, announcing it will remove some 4,000 weekly flights, or 600 daily flights, from May 5 through June 4.
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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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Federal government follows through with travel advisory for Canadians

The federal government has followed through with an advisory for Canadians against all non-essential travel amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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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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CLIA fires back at possibility that Trump administration could restrict cruising

CLIA has issued a statement responding to what it calls speculation that the U.S. government could take action to restrict the cruise industry amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Air Canada announces one-time change fee waiver for all tickets purchased March 4 – 31

Air Canada is waiving change fees for all destinations, across the board, for tickets purchased March 4 - 31, 2020, in an effort to reassure travellers unsure about booking flights amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Cayo Largo airport temporarily shuts down, Transat & Sunwing work to bring clients home

TORONTO — The Canadian embassy in Cuba has confirmed the unexpected temporary closure of Cayo Largo del Sur airport.
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Air Italy, with YYZ-MXP flights set to start March 29, ceases operations

Air Italy, which launched flights from Toronto to Milan in 2019 and was set to bring back the YYZ-MXP service starting March 29, 2020, has announced it is ceasing operations.
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Up in the air: How to fly now in Canada
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Canada fails to make the UK’s new green-light list
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Government officials have released an official list of low-risk countries whose residents will be allowed to travel to...
Saint Lucia announces mandatory pre-travel testing for COVID-19
Saint Lucia announces mandatory pre-travel testing for COVID-19
TORONTO — Pre-travel testing for COVID-19 is now mandatory for all travellers heading to Saint Lucia, effective July 9.
Sunquest’s new SPFPlus program includes donation to Food Banks Canada
Sunquest’s new SPFPlus program includes donation to Food Banks Canada
Sunquest has unveiled its brand new SPFPlus program, with a portion of each purchase going to Canadians in need.
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