Canadian Carrier Flair Airlines’ Ownership Row Escalates

The ownership row over Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines escalated this week with the issuing of a joint statement by two major industry bodies. The National Airlines Council of Canada and the Air Transport Association of Canada are calling on the Canadian federal government to reject the Edmonton-based airline’s request…

Air Transat Announces Expanded Summer 2022 Schedule

Air Transat — the notable Canadian leisure airline — recently announced an expanded schedule for next year’s lucrative summer season. The Montreal-based carrier which specializes in flights and tour packages to leisure destinations will be seeking to serve 44 destinations with over 250 flights per week at the height of…

Air Transat Returns With First Commercial Flight in Six Months

The ever-changing Covid-19 travel restrictions across various countries have continued to increase uncertainties amongst airlines, and Canadian carrier Air Transat was one of such airlines that were handed a lengthy flightless period. Now, for the first-time in six months, Air Transat made an announcement on Friday about its return to…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 43: Airlines Expediting Recoveries

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

Air Canada and Air Transat Forgo Merger Following Challenges

Following two years worth of debate and speculation, the Air Canada and Air Transat merger is officially off the table. Both parties agreed to terminate the Arrangement Agreement and will go their separate ways following nearly two years of attempting to merge. The deal was originally constructed in June 2019…

Grounded Air Transat Investigates Alternatives To Air Canada Deal

Canadian leisure airline Air Transat is exploring its options as the takeover deal that would see it become part of the Air Canada Group is still being vetted by the European Commission. The Montreal-based carrier grounded all its flights on Jan. 29 following the decision by the Canadian government to…

Canadian Airlines Suspend Flights to Mexico and Caribbean Until May

Many countries are still adopting restriction measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While the vaccination process is slowly advancing, governments are finding themselves having to deal with the third wave. With the appearance of new strains from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa, travel restrictions, mostly…

Negative Covid-19 Test Required for Airline Passenger Arrivals into Canada

In a further blow to the aviation industry, the Canadian government has announced that inbound air travelers to the country will need to present a negative Coronavirus test prior to departing for Canada. The requirement for the test will be in addition to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period upon arrival…

Air Transat Reinstates Its Flight Operations with Winter Schedule

Even though it may seem like travel demand will not return to its higher pre-pandemic levels for a long time, several major airlines around the world are continuing to add flights back to their current and future schedules. Air Transat, Canada’s largest leisure carrier, has officially released its plans to…