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A Porter Airlines Q400 taking off. (Photo: BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada (Monday evening departure) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Porter Airlines Postpones Flight Restart Date to June 21

On Monday, Toronto-based Porter Airlines announced it has postponed its restart date to June 21, over a month past its initial relaunch date of May 19. According to the carrier, several factors are impacting the delay, including travel restrictions, low passenger demand and a closed U.S.-Canada border.  Grounded Since March 2020 Porter Airlines suspended operations in March 2020 but was optimistic about restarting flights by June 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19's spread, nonessential travel between the United States and…

WestJet Restarting Service to All Domestic Destinations

WestJet Airlines has announced it will be resuming service to five cities in eastern Canada, the CBC reports. The destinations were suspended due to the significant drop in demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent provincial lockdowns. When the services resume, WestJet will be back to serving all domestic…

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…

WestJet Temporary Halts Flights to Four Destinations

Major airlines continue to endure tremendous challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 calamity. WestJet - Canada’s second-largest carrier - has announced temporary flight suspensions for a number of routes in its extensive, domestic network, citing the progressively, strict travel restrictions – resulting in weak travel demand and low load factors –…

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…

Flair Airlines Announces Boeing 737 MAX Order

Canada’s independent ultra-low-cost carrier, Flair Airlines, has announced an order for thirteen new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The order is the first by a North American carrier since the troubled aircraft received clearance to return to the skies in the United States and Canada. The 737 MAX was grounded…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 30: Changing Travel Possibilities

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.…

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…

Aeroméxico Places 737 MAX Back Into Service

According to a press release, Aeroméxico has coordinated with the manufacturer Boeing and the Mexican Federal Civil Aviation Agency for all the required steps and tests necessary to reincorporate the Boeing 737 MAX into operation. Currently, the airline has received six of the MAX 8 with another 44 expected to…

WestJet Adds Warm Weather Destinations

On Wednesday, WestJet unveiled its schedule for January, which highlights new route resumptions and upgauges — changes to the aircraft operating certain routes — to its Caribbean network.  The new route resumptions include Ixtapa, Mexico, and Liberia, Costa Rica, both from Calgary, Canada, while WestJet's upgauges feature its Boeing 787…