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Air Canada joins WestJet in slashing capacity

Air Canada has joined WestJet in cutting flights and jobs because of increased travel restrictions, announcing a 25 percent reduction in first-quarter capacity.

About 1700 Air Canada employees will be affected by the system-wide cuts as well as more than 200 at express carriers.

The cuts will see the airline operate just 20 percent of the capacity it flew in the first quarter of 2019.

The Canadian airlines are responding to moves by their government to introduce pre-flight COVID testing from January 7 and tighten quarantine requirements.

READ: US joins countries requiring pre-flight COVID testing.

Air Canada chief commercial officer Lucie Guillemette said the read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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