Industry News

Connect Airlines: North America's Odd New Airline
by Ben Schlappig
posted on 6:12 AM, May 10, 2021
Connect Airlines is the latest of three new airlines joining the North American market. Connect plans to launch in October and connect Toronto Billy Bishop City Airport with airports in the US Northeast and Midwest.
Top Democrat tells Biden administration: Get to work reopening border with Canada
by Alexander Panetta, CBC News
posted on 7:10 AM, May 7, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has written a letter to the Biden administration making several demands regarding the border, including a plan to guide the return to non-essential travel.
PRESS RELEASE: Transat secures $700 million in funding from the Government of Canada
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 7:16 AM, April 29, 2021
MONTRÉAL, April 29, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ -  Transat A.T. Inc. ("Transat" or the "Corporation") announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Government of Canada to borrow up to $700 million...
Majority Support in Canada for Vaccine Passports for International Travel, Large Events
by Darrell Bricker, IPSOS
posted on 7:13 AM, April 29, 2021
New Ipsos polling reveals broad international support for “vaccine passports”. in Canada, there is strong support for using vaccine passports for travelers and large events, but more skepticism about their role in day-to-day life.
COVID-19 vaccine certificates ‘to be expected’ as part of pandemic, Trudeau says
by Emerald Bensadoun, Global News/MSN
posted on 1:31 PM, April 27, 2021
While there is no definitive answer on whether Canada will mandate COVID-19 vaccination certificates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says they are "naturally to be expected" as part of the pandemic.
Air Canada Calls Off $180-Million Takeover Of Rival Air Transat
by Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail
posted on 7:15 AM, April 5, 2021
Air Canada has called off its long-delayed $180-million takeover of smaller rival Transat AT Inc., citing antitrust hurdles posed by the regulator in Europe and the pandemic.
WestJet to restore regional routes suspended due to COVID-19
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 11:01 AM, March 25, 2021
WestJet has announced it will restore flights to the communities of Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney, St. John's and Quebec City after service was suspended as a result of COVID-19. The...
Fauci points to Covid surge in Europe as warning against lifting U.S. restrictions right now
by Amanda Macias, CNBC
posted on 6:49 AM, March 15, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned state leaders on Sunday that the nation’s battle with the coronavirus is still “not in the end zone,” and urged Americans to adhere to public health measures as Europeans experience new infection spikes.
Transat Seeks $398 Million as Air Canada Deal Hangs by a Thread
by Sandrine Rastello, Bloomberg Business
posted on 6:40 AM, March 15, 2021
Montreal-based Transat AT Inc. is considering requesting C$500 million in long-term financing from the Government of Canada to cover its needs in case Air Canada's purchase of the company falls through.
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