Domestic flights account for 80% of COVID-19 cases among air travellers

Domestic flights in Canada are currently carrying more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than international flights, according to federal data, accounting for more than 80 per cent of planes with potential … Read More

Air Canada reports $1.3-billion Q1 loss as pandemic continues to limit travel

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2021 8:59 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Canada reported a loss … Read More

Air Canada urges Ottawa to lift hotel quarantine as it reports $1.3B Q1 loss

Air Canada called on Ottawa to ease travel restrictions as the airline, which reported a first-quarter loss of $1.3 billion, plans for its post pandemic recovery. “The current mandatory hotel … Read More

Air Transat temporarily suspends operations, citing new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Air Transat announced Friday it is suspending its regular operations effective immediately. The move comes after the Canadian government announced tighter COVID-19 travel restrictions, including requiring Canadian airlines to suspend … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadians visiting Hawaii in droves despite advice to avoid non-essential travel

It seems some Canadians can’t resist the lure of tanning on tropical beaches, even during a global pandemic and advisories to avoid non-essential travel. An online portal from the State … Read More

Montreal’s Trudeau airport to offer rapid COVID-19 tests as part of pilot project

A pilot project for rapid novel coronavirus tests is coming to Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport later this month. The expedited screening process, which takes about 15 minutes, will be offered … Read More

Air Canada looks to grow cargo business amid COVID-19 challenges

Air Canada pilots have ratified changes to their contract that the airline says will help it grow its cargo business. The Montreal-based airline has seen its business plunge this year … Read More

Coronavirus ‘Travel Pass’ concept picks up steam with airline industry

With increasingly positive news about an impending COVID-19 vaccine, some industries are taking a closer look at the feasibility of so-called health passports. The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) revealed … Read More

Air Canada reports $685M loss in third quarter amid COVID-19 pandemic

Air Canada reported a $685-million loss in its third quarter compared with a profit of $636 million in the same quarter last year as the number of people flying plunged … Read More

Airport testing should come to Toronto if Calgary pilot project is successful, Doug Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a coronavirus testing program that will soon be in place at Calgary International Airport should be implemented in Toronto if the pilot project is successful. … Read More

Australia allows flights from New Zealand without quarantine as coronavirus cases fall

Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the … Read More

N.S. warns of potential COVID-19 exposure on Sept. 30 flight from Toronto

Nova Scotia health officials are advising residents of a potential exposure to the coronavirus on an Air Canada flight on Sept. 30. Officials say the flight AC626 departed from Toronto … Read More

Coronavirus: Air Canada raises close to $500M by selling, leasing back Boeing 737 Max 8s

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 8, 2020 9:34 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Canada has raised nearly … Read More

European airlines look at fast-acting coronavirus tests to restore faith in air travel

European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight COVID-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers’ confidence in taking to the skies in confined spaces … Read More

Dogs might be able to sniff out COVID-19, study suggests

With just one week of training, a pack of dogs in Germany has learned how to detect COVID-19 in human samples. Researchers with a German veterinary university trained eight dogs … Read More

Air Canada urges feds to ease coronavirus limits, calls for ‘science-based approach’

Air Canada is again urging the government to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, this time by adopting a “science-based approach” that would open travel to countries with low risks of infection. … Read More

WestJet will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is ending its seat distancing policy on board its aircraft starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. The airline … Read More

WestJet, Air Canada will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

The country’s two largest airlines are ending their on-board seat distancing policies starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. Air Canada has … Read More

Canada to screen air travellers for fever amid coronavirus pandemic: Trudeau

Posted June 12, 2020 12:29 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says air travellers will be screened … Read More

Major U.S. airlines want temperature checks for passengers during coronavirus pandemic

A major U.S. airline trade group on Saturday said it backed the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checking the temperatures of passengers and customer-facing employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines … Read More

Coronavirus: Air travellers required to wear non-medical masks under new rules

The federal government says that all air travellers must cover their nose and mouth with a non-medical mask to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The new measure comes … Read More

Coronavirus: Travel group suspends outgoing flights to focus on bringing Canadians home

In an effort to flatline the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada will be closing its borders to foreign travellers, with … Read More