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An Air Canada A321 at LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Air Canada Posts Heavy Q1 Losses, Calls For Eased Travel Restrictions

While airlines in the U.S. are starting to see some light at the end of this very long tunnel caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, in Canada times are still much tougher. Air Canada announced its results for the first quarter posting an operating loss of 1.049 billion Canadian dollars ($865 million) with a negative EBITDA — meaning earnings before adjusting for interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization — of 763 million Canadian dollars. The airline burned approximately 14 million Canadian dollars…

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…