Air Travel

44% fewer passengers flew on Canadian airlines in March 2020 than in 2019

COVID-19 pandemic has hit airlines hard as travel remains low

 

Canadians’ frustration mounts over lack of refunds for flights cancelled during pandemic

A trio of petitions with more than 77,000 signatures are calling for full refunds to be implemented

 

Struggling smaller airlines worry federal aid may come too late, if at all

Small carriers worry they may not qualify for the recently announced bailout

 

Air Canada reports $1.05B first-quarter loss due to impact of COVID-19 pandemic

The airline has reduced its second quarter capacity by 85 to 90 per cent

COVID-19: Flight traffic drop 90% at Victoria airport, only handful of flights arrive each day

Traveller calls empty airplanes, precautions eerie yet reassuring

WestJet lays off nearly 7,000 employees, cutting staff in half amid COVID-19 crisis

Calgary-based company the latest airline to be hit by layoffs

Thousands laid off as airlines struggle with COVID-19 cancellations, travel bans

Some airlines say they will hire back workers after the crisis subsides

Oak Bay couple anxiously await flight home after spending $15,000 to escape Morocco amid COVID-19

The pair hope to fly to Victoria via Paris and Toronto after leaving Casablanca Thursday

Canada’s airline duopoly leaves low-cost carriers and flyers feeling shut out

Canada has just three low-cost carriers: Flair, Swoop and Sunwing

More airlines, including Air Canada, drop flights to China as virus spreads

Several airlines have halted flights to nation where virus has killed more than 130 people