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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 reinstate more flights for the winter season. The new schedule will consist of over 40 destinations from its main hub in Montreal, QC, and two of its focus cities, Toronto…

WestJet Concludes Repatriation Flight Program with Global Affairs Canada

Earlier this week, WestJet announced the conclusion of its repatriation flight program with the Canadian Government. The final flight of the program was flight 3903 from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto’s Pearson International airport. That flight was operated on July 17. and carried 171 passengers. WestJet’s repatriation…

Taking Off During a Pandemic: Nolinor President Discusses New Airline

North America currently has the highest death toll of airlines lost to the pandemic. U.S. regional carriers Compass Airlines and Trans States Airlines have both shut down as a result of weakened demand caused by COVID-19. On the other hand, the continent is also home to the world’s newest airline…

WestJet Announces Schedule Expansion for August

As the summer travel season moves forward, Canada's WestJet is expanding its August schedule and continuing its flight operations for July. The Calgary, Canada-based carrier plans to add more than 200 flights to 48 destinations across Canada and beyond. Even though there seems to be no end in sight for…

Air Canada Suspends 30 Regional Routes, Closes Eight Stations

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging around the world and travel demand consequently depressed, airlines are being faced with adapting their networks to make business sustainable in the medium term. Over the past few days Air Canada had to make the difficult decision to suspend indefinitely 30 domestic routes in…

Qatar Airways Announces New North America Route as Industry Shows…

Qatar Airways has announced today that it will be flying between Doha and Toronto as of July 4. Flights will operate four times a week using the airline’s Airbus A350-900s. In a statement, Qatar Airways CEO said: “Qatar Airways has never stopped operating to Canada throughout this crisis and we…

Air Canada’s First Refurbished A330 Takes to the Sky

Amidst the global pandemic, several airlines around the world are facing many obstacles, including deciding which aircraft should retire from the fleet. In the case of Air Canada, the airline has taken a different approach to this dilemma by celebrating the first flight of its newly refurbished Airbus A330. The…

Canadian Regulators Move To Investigate Animals Found Dead On Flight…

A horrifying sight welcomed ground staff that met Ukraine International Airlines flight PS241 at Toronto International Airport on June 13. The flight was coming from Boryspil Airport in Kyiv, Ukraine, and was carrying over 500 live puppies in its cargo hold. On arrival in Canada, 38 of those puppies were…

Air North Commences Operations at New Flight Dispatch Center

The Yukon is Canada’s mountainous, wild and sparsely populated northwestern province, filled with immense wildlife, high plateaus and serene glacier-fed lakes. The Yukon is also special for having its own airline, Air North, who recently became the first Canadian airline to have its entire flight operations located north of 60…

Air Transat Presents Q2 Results and Return to Operation Plan

Air Transat released its 2nd quarter report on June 11 and announced its plans to return to the skies next month. Predictably, its 2nd quarter results were significantly impacted by the ongoing health crisis but in the airline’s announcement, it stated that summer sales figures are showing “clear improvement.” Canada’s…