One of the worst hit sectors of the economy in Canada from the Covid 19 pandemic was the airline industry. What will it take Canadians to resume “flying the friendly skies?”
The numbers were staggering for airlines and their employees; 20 thousand cuts at Air Canada, four thousand at WestJet and another 33 hundred at Air Transat. Stakeholders appeared before the House of Commons health committee to plead their case to loosen restrictions on their industry. Both Air Canada and WestJet have cut back on separation of passengers by now allowing the purchase of adjacent seats. The airline industry is also looking for a bail out due to the damage from the pandemic and consumer groups want to see strings attached to the funds.
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