Air Canada’s Summer 2022 Schedule Adjustments

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This week, Air Canada announced changes to its summer schedule to support unprecedented and unforeseen strains on our organization. International flights are unaffected, with a few timing changes to reduce flying at peak times. Flights adjusted are to and from our Toronto and Montreal hubs. These will be mostly frequency reductions, affecting primarily evening and late-night flights by smaller aircraft, on transborder and domestic routes. Four routes will be temporarily suspended.

Temporary Route Suspensions:

Montreal – Kelowna
Montreal – Baltimore
Montreal – Pittsburgh
Toronto – Fort McMurray

Frequency Reductions

Toronto – Deer Lake: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Saint John: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Charlottetown: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Quebec City: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Toronto – North Bay: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Timmins: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Sudbury: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – London, ON: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Toronto – Windsor: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – Winnipeg: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 5 flights daily
Toronto – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 7 flights daily
Toronto – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 11 flights daily
Toronto – Vancouver: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 14 flights daily
Toronto – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily
Toronto – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 9 flights daily
Toronto – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily
Toronto – Baltimore: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Philadelphia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – Washington (DCA): reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate 2 flights daily (3 flights remain for July)
Toronto – Miami: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – San Francisco: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – Moncton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Fredericton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Saint John: reduce 1 frequency, now operating total 1flights
Montreal – Halifax: reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate total 3 flights daily (4 flights remain through August 3)
Montreal – Ottawa: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 6 flights daily
Montreal – Quebec: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations and Friday reduced to 3 flights daily
Montreal – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Ottawa – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations

Route Retimes:

Montreal – Los Angeles
Montreal – Las Vegas
Montreal – Punta Cana
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale
Montreal – Winnipeg
Montreal – Edmonton
Toronto – Manchester
Toronto – Edinburgh
Toronto – Copenhagen
Vancouver – Portland
Vancouver – Regina
Vancouver – Cranbrook

Air Canada reducing number of flights between North Bay and Toronto

From CTV News – link to source story

Air Canada is changing the way flights will be arriving and departing out of North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport. (File)Air Canada is changing the way flights will be arriving and departing out of North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport. (File)

Eric Taschner, CTVNorthernOntario.ca Videojournalist | January 20, 2022

NORTH BAY – Air Canada is changing the way flights will be arriving and departing out of North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport.

In a statement to CTV News, the airline confirmed it will temporarily reduce its North Bay-Toronto service to one flight daily, except on Wednesdays, where there will be no flights.

“As we have since the start of the pandemic, Air Canada continues to evaluate and adjust its route network as required in response to the trajectory of the pandemic, government-imposed travel restrictions and quarantines, regulatory requirements, and the impact of these factors on overall demand,” the airline said in an email.

In March 2020, Air Canada put a temporary halt to service between North Bay and Toronto and then indefinitely suspended it a few months later. Air Canada then flipped the script last June and returned to run two flights a day.

“It’s not Air Canada’s fault, not North Bay’s fault, not the fault of the passengers of North Bay because there’s still people that want to travel,” said Jack Garland Airport Manager Jack Santerre.

“The airport is still moving along and moving passengers. It’s the continued lockdowns.”

Santerre said government-imposed lockdowns continue to create a “slowdown of passenger travel.”

“This is not unique to North Bay,” said Santerre. “It’s similar across northern Ontario and across the country.”

Before the New Year, the airport was seeing an uptick in passengers arriving and departing and the airport was anticipating airlines to boost services up to three flights a day.

“I believe this will be a short delay in the road back to recovery,” Santerre said. “After the first quarter of 2022, we’re hoping just like everybody else that the pandemic settles down.”

Santerre is calling on government officials to be more supportive of the aviation industry so it can bounce back to what it was before the pandemic began. 

Sunwing pulls flights from Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie

From CTV News – link to source story – Thanks to RG

Brendan Connor, CTVNorthernOntario.ca Co-anchor (CTV News at 6) | November 22, 2021

SUDBURY – 

CTV News has learned that vacation airline Sunwing is bailing out of most of northern Ontario this winter.

The airline is cancelling its sun destination flights from North Bay, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.

Sunwing has cancelled its planned Friday departures from Sudbury to Varadero, Cuba, and its Saturday flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Similar flights planned out of North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie are also cancelled. Sunwing will still offer service out of Thunder Bay.

Greater Sudbury Airport CEO Todd Tripp says it’s “devastating news” for the northern aviation business, and forces people to drive to Toronto in winter weather to catch their flights.

“I can appreciate this was a difficult decision for Sunwing, but without more airports with approval by the Federal Transport Minister to offer CBSA service for international flights, this leaves the air carrier few options from which to operate,” Tripp said.

“Many people from our region look forward to the annual seasonal sun program to help break up the long winter. The ability to catch a flight near home instead of the long drive to Toronto was definitely a key factor.”

CTV News has sent messages to Sunwing seeking comment, but has not yet received a response. RELATED IMAGES

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

North Bay’s airport gets financial from federal government

From CTV News – link to source story and video

Eric Taschner, CTV News Northern Ontario Videojournalist | Published Thursday, August 5, 2021

The North Bay Jack Garland Airport is receiving financial help from Ottawa as the airport begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Eric Taschner/CTV News)

SUDBURY — The North Bay Jack Garland Airport is receiving financial help from Ottawa as the airport begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal government is chipping in more than $1.1 million, which is non-repayable.

“We’re starting to see a return of passengers and growth,” said airport manager Jack Santerre. “Bearskin Airlines continued their services through the pandemic.”

To help mitigate financial strain brought on by the pandemic, the federal government is supporting airport operations for one year. This will save 11 jobs.

“The regional air transportation has really taken a hit because we’ve asked people to stay sheltered in place,” said Sault Ste. Marie Liberal MP Terry Sheehan. “We’ve asked people to remain at home.”

Over the last 16 months, the airport estimates it lost $1.5 million. Flights are down more than 50 per cent while passenger traffic is down 80 per cent.

“During that period, the airport stayed open. With the help of the city and various government initiatives, we were able to provide service for freight, air ambulance, police and military aircraft,” said Santerre.

Last summer, after Air Canada pulled out, city council approved a $600,000 bailout to save the airport. North Bay Mayor Al McDonald says losing the airport would have been a catastrophe for the business community.

“We have 500 individuals in the aviation business up at our airport industrial park and that doesn’t include the 65 mining companies in the City of North Bay that fly in and out,” he said.

Air Canada has since returned. The airline operates one flight a day. It will return to two flights a day in September. But, Santerre said it could take up to a few years for the airport to fully recover.

“Every study that I’ve read, says it’ll take between two and five years for the airport and industry to return,” he said.

Santerre said the pre-pandemic years saw passenger growth of two to three per cent each year, and he expects that trend to continue when life returns to a more normal state. 

Museum exhibit spotlights North Bay’s aviation history

From Bay Today – link to source story

This exhibit was created to highlight the unique history of aviation in North Bay and the events and circumstances that led to the construction of the current North Bay Jack Garland Airport

By: BayToday Staff | 22 July 21

2021 trout lake float planeAn HS-2L flying boat on Lake Nipissing in the summer of 1922. Visible behind the aircraft and its crew is North Bay’s downtown and the CPR rail yards. North Bay Museum Collection

An exhibit opening today at the North Bay Museum will present “Gateway to the Sky: North Bay’s Aviation History.”

“North Bay has always been a well-known and important crossroads of the country,” says a Museum release. “From canoes to trains to the mighty jets of the RCAF, North Bay has long played a role in the transportation history of Canada.”

The history of the airport and aviation in North Bay is presented through a display of photographs, newspaper clippings, model aircraft, and more. This exhibit was created to highlight the unique history of aviation in North Bay and the events and circumstances that led to the construction of the current North Bay Jack Garland Airport. 

The North Bay Museum received a grant to hire an exhibit coordinator, Jillian Gear, to work with 22 Wing Heritage Officer Captain Doug Newman to bring the exhibit to life. A large collection of photographs and records from the son of the former airport manager, Lorne Hicks, helped make the display possible. 

The North Bay Jack Garland Airport may be smaller than many other city airports, but its geographic location, military connections, and unique facilities have made it an important stop in Canada’s aviation history. 

Air Canada Supports Economic Recovery as the Country’s Leading Carrier, Serving 50 Cities Across Canada to Enable Canadians to Conveniently Connect

  • Most extensive domestic schedule supports Canada’s tourism and hospitality sector
  • Includes three new routes, re-established routes plus Air Canada Signature Class and Premium Economy Class cabins on select transcontinental routes
  • New refund policy gives additional peace of mind

MONTREAL, June 15, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada’s domestic peak summer schedule beginning at the end of June has been developed to advance the country’s economic recovery and support Canada’s tourism and hospitality businesses during the important summer period.  Three new domestic Canada routes, service to 50 Canadian airports, the re-establishment of select regional routes, and wide-body aircraft featuring Air Canada Signature Class and Premium Economy Class on select transcontinental routes are included. Seats with attractive pricing in all cabins are available for purchase now at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada’s Contact Centres and travel agencies.

“With Canada’s ongoing vaccine roll-out acceleration together with various provincial governments’ reopening plans that include travel, this summer is looking brighter. As customers are ready to travel, Air Canada is taking a leadership position to support our partners in Canada’s tourism and hospitality sector with service to 50 destinations from coast to coast, the re-start of regional services and new, non-stop flights,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

“We are especially proud that our new state-of-the-art, Canadian-manufactured Airbus A220 aircraft will be operating across Canada. With our industry-leading CleanCare+ bio-safety protocols, promotional fares including for our premium cabins, compelling Aeroplan opportunities, and our new refund policy offering additional peace of mind, customers can book Air Canada with confidence.  We look forward to welcoming you onboard when you’re ready to fly,” concluded Mr. Galardo.

Air Canada’s new refund policy provides customers an option for a refund to the original form of payment in instances where Air Canada cancels their flight or reschedules the departure time by more than three hours, irrespective of the reason. Air Canada customers will also have the option of accepting an Air Canada Travel Voucher or Aeroplan points with a 65% bonus.  Normal fare rules will apply when customers make voluntary changes to non-affected flights.

New route details:

RouteFrequencyAircraftEffective
Montreal-Deer LakeDailyCRJ900Jul 1, 2021
Montreal-Kelowna3x Weekly July4x Weekly AugAirbus A220June 26, 2021
Montreal-Saskatoon-ReginaDailyCRJ900Aug 1, 2021

Resumption of services:

Airport StationRouteEffectiveFrequency
Gander Gander – HalifaxJun 293x Weekly
 Gander – TorontoJul 25x Weekly
St. John’s St. John’s – TorontoJun 19Daily
Goose Bay Goose Bay – St. John’sJun 293x Weekly
Deer Lake Deer Lake – HalifaxAug 15x Weekly
Halifax Halifax – CalgaryAug 15x Weekly
Sydney Sydney – TorontoJun 263x Weekly
 Sydney – MontrealAug 1Daily
Charlottetown Charlottetown – TorontoJun 184x Weekly
Saint John Saint John – MontrealJun 303x Weekly
 Saint John – TorontoJul 24x Weekly
Fredericton Fredericton – MontrealJun 29Daily
 Fredericton – TorontoJul 15x Weekly
Bathurst Bathurst – MontrealJun 273x Weekly
Quebec City Quebec City – TorontoJun 191x Daily
Ottawa Ottawa – CalgaryJul 2Daily
 Ottawa – EdmontonAug 12x Weekly
North Bay North Bay – TorontoJun 283x Weekly
Fort McMurray Fort McMurray – TorontoJuly 12x Weekly
Winnipeg Winnipeg – CalgaryJun 206x weekly
 Winnipeg – MontrealAug 1Daily
Regina Regina – CalgaryJul 15x Weekly
Saskatoon Saskatoon – CalgaryJul 25x Weekly
Kamloops Kamloops – VancouverJun 294x Weekly
 Kamloops – CalgaryJun 284x Weekly
Comox Comox – VancouverJun 303x Weekly
Nanaimo Nanaimo – TorontoJul 41x Weekly
 Nanaimo – CalgaryJul 25x weekly
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert – VancouverJun 253x Weekly
Penticton Penticton – VancouverJun 294x Weekly
Sandspit Sandspit – VancouverJun 233x Weekly
Victoria Montreal – VictoriaJun 193x Weekly
 Toronto – VictoriaJun 194x Weekly
 Calgary – VictoriaJun 214x Weekly
Castlegar Castlegar – VancouverJun 283x Weekly
Kelowna Kelowna TorontoJun 184x Weekly
Yellowknife Yellowknife – CalgaryJun 303x Weekly

Air Canada is also providing connectivity to five additional regional communities through interline agreements with third party regional carriers: Wabush, Baie Comeau, Gaspe, Mont Joli, and Val d’Or.

Air Canada’s commercial schedule may be adjusted as required based on the COVID-19 trajectory and government restrictions.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, and in 2020 was among the top 20 largest airlines in the world. It is Canada’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2020, Air Canada was named Global Traveler’s Best Airline in North America for the second straight year. In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX’s Diamond Status Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosafety program for managing COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to attain the highest APEX ranking. Air Canada has also committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.

CF Snowbirds 2021 Schedule

June
5 ‑ 6 To be announced
9 North Bay, Ontario
12 ‑ 13 To be announced
19 ‑ 20 Niagara Falls, New York, USA
22 Hanover, Ontario
24 To be announced
26 Bagotville, Quebec

July
1 Ottawa, Ontario
5 Thompson, Manitoba
17 Boundary Bay, British Columbia
18 White Rock, British Columbia
21 Terrace, British Columbia
24 ‑ 25 Springbank, Alberta
31‑ 1 To be announced

August
6 ‑ 8 Abbotsford, British Columbia
21 Gander, Newfoundland
22 Conception Bay South, Newfoundland
25 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
29 ‑ 30 Debert, Nova Scotia

September
2 Brantford, Ontario
4 ‑ 6 Toronto, Ontario
8 Kingston, Ontario
11 ‑ 12 Gatineau, Quebec
15 Stratford, Ontario
18 ‑ 19 Mirabel, Quebec
25 ‑ 26 Sacramento, California, USA

October
2 ‑ 3 Huntington Beach, California, USA
9 ‑ 10 San Francisco, California, USA
16 ‑ 17 To be announced

Sunwing announces convenient weekly flights from Sudbury and North Bay will resume this winter

TORONTO, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunwing is making it easier for residents of Northern Ontario to head to the tropics this winter. The tour operator has announced it will be offering vacation packages to some of the most popular tropical destinations from Greater Sudbury Airport and North Bay Jack Garland Airport. Flights will begin in December 2021 and run weekly until mid-April 2022.

“We’re excited to be returning to Sudbury and North Bay this winter and offering Northern Ontarians seamless vacation experiences under our wing,” commented Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. “Our seasonal flight services from Sudbury and North Bay have been consistently well-received over the years. With convenient flights from their regional airports, travellers will be able to spend less time getting to their destination and more time soaking up the sun in paradise.”

The flight schedule from North Bay and Sudbury will be as follows:

  • Between North Bay and Cancun, Thursdays from December 16, 2021 until April 14, 2022
  • Between Sudbury and Varadero, Fridays from December 17, 2021 until April 15, 2022

“Greater Sudbury Airport is looking forward to welcoming Sunwing back for another successful season,” said Todd Tripp, Chief Executive Officer at Greater Sudbury Airport. “After a difficult year of staying home and not travelling, we’re sure that residents of Sudbury and the surrounding area will be looking forward to enjoying some much-deserved rest and relaxation in paradise.”

“After a strenuous year, we’re delighted that Sunwing will be returning to North Bay for their ninth season,” commented Jack Santerre, Airport Manager for North Bay Jack Garland Airport Corporation. “We’re pleased that our residents will be provided with convenient travel options from their regional gateway. With weekly flights to Cancun, it’ll now be easier than ever for travellers in North Bay and the surrounding area to head south this winter.”

North Bay residents headed to Cancun with the whole family can stay at Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort and Spa, offering activities and amenities for all ages. Vacationers looking to take their budget even further can enjoy exclusive RIU®-topia amenities at Riu Dunamar like unlimited reservation-free dining. Travellers from Sudbury can soak up the sun on Cuba’s world-famous shores at Grand Memories Varadero and enjoy complimentary water sports like windsurfing and catamaran rides.

Plus, customers who book their tropical getaway at select resorts by May 31, 2021 for travel between November 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022 will receive up to $1,000 per couple in value during the tour operator’s extended Freedom 21/22 Sale, including complimentary Price Drop Cash Back of up to $800 per couple at select resorts and the flexibility to change or cancel their plans with ease.

About Sunwing

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from airports across Canada to popular sun destinations across the U.S.A., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. This scale enables Sunwing to offer customers exclusive deals at top-rated resorts in the most popular vacation destinations as well as cruise packages and seasonal domestic flight service. Sunwing customers benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. The company supports the communities where it operates through the Sunwing Foundation, a charitable initiative focused on the support and development of youth and humanitarian aid.

Air Canada set to return to North Bay

From CTV News – link to source story

Alana Pickrell, CTV News Northern Ontario videojournalist | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Jack Garland

Following an agreement with the federal government, Air Canada has restored services to the Jack Garland Airport in North Bay. (Alana Pickrell/CTV News)

NORTH BAY — With a $5.9 billion aid package on the table, Air Canada and the federal government have reached an agreement to bring air services back to the Jack Garland Airport in North Bay.

“We lost Air Canada due to the pandemic because flights just cratered, but now with the federal government making a deal with Air Canada, one of the stipulations was that they needed to return service to the regional airports and to be honest this is a good news story for us,” said North Bay Mayor Al McDonald.

“The whole idea here is if you know you have an airport that will start off your trip you don’t have to drive 3.5 hours,” said Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Anthony Rota

“What’s happening is people from the large cities, such as Toronto or Ottawa, are realizing they don’t have to live in the city to function and that’s something that COVID has brought to us and we have to take full advantage of that and let people know that they can live in a place as beautiful as North Bay and northern Ontario.”

It will make travel easier for leisure use, but McDonald said it will also create significant growth in the city.

“What we were hearing from the aviation companies is they need a viable airport and they need to be able to get people back and forth,” he said. “So one we’re going to see expansion in that sector … Secondly, the mining sector is doing well, but they need to move their people around, too.”

There are several conditions that come with the financial aid, including refunds to Canadian travellers who had to cancel tickets due to the pandemic, maintaining current employment levels across the country and restrictions to ensure the money is going into operations.

McDonald said there are more than 500 employees that work at the aviation business at the airport and 65 mining companies who rely on air services in the area.

Will protect jobs

“The aviator, the mining sector and the government positions use travel quite a bit,” he said. “So those sectors alone make a huge difference in our city and they need to travel. So if they didn’t have air service we more than likely would lose some of those jobs or not even get more of those jobs if the airport wasn’t open.”

Although a significantly challenging year for the Jack Garland Airport, McDonald said the airport fared better than expected and didn’t require $1.3 million council set aside to help.

“They did access about $600,000 from the safe start from the province, which is very much appreciated, but they were able to get through this pandemic without really touching the money that city council put aside for them,” he said.

The money will now go back into city reserves.

With Air Canada committed to returning once it is safe to do so, officials are hoping to have planes taking off again by June.

“A lot of work has gone into this deal,” said Rota. “Everyone coming together really made a difference in this and there was a loud voice from the area to make it come back and I am very, very happy with the results.” 

Details of Financial Support to Air Canada

From: Department of Finance Canada | 12 April 2021

Backgrounder

The government’s financial support to Air Canada is being provided under the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF). The Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation (CEEFC) has committed to provide $4 billion in repayable loans and an equity investment in Air Canada of $500 million in newly-issued Class B Voting Shares at a 15 per cent discount to their recent trading price. CEEFC will also receive warrants on Air Canada stock in an amount equal to 10 per cent of the loan commitments (CEEFC’s news release contains detailed information regarding the warrants).

As a condition of its agreement with CEEFC, Air Canada has made a number of commitments as outlined below.

Refunds for Canadians

The agreement with Air Canada ensures that customers who had their flights cancelled, or took action to cancel a flight because of the pandemic, are not financially disadvantaged. Under the terms of the financing agreement, Air Canada has committed to offer refunds to any passenger who wants a refund for certain pandemic-related cancelations by the carrier that CEEFC will finance. Air Canada has committed to providing customers with their refunds as soon as possible – beginning April 30, 2021 at the latest. CEEFC will provide additional loan financing of up to $1.4 billion for Air Canada to provide these refunds. Travel agents may assist in the processing of refunds for tickets the travel agents sold but will not be required to refund their commission to Air Canada.

Protecting Jobs

As a condition of the agreement with CEEFC, Air Canada has committed to maintain jobs at current levels, to respect collective bargaining agreements, and protect workers’ pensions. Air Canada currently has 14,859 active Canadian employees.

As required more generally under LEEFF, Air Canada has also agreed to restrictions on dividends, buying back shares, and executive compensation. The company will also provide climate-related financial disclosures, including how its future operations will support environmental sustainability and national climate goals.

Restarting Vital Domestic Air Services

The terms of the financial support will ensure that Canadians and communities retain air connections to the rest of Canada, through the restart of service at airports temporarily suspended by Air Canada. For seven airports where Air Canada had permanently canceled service, the airline will seek interline agreements with other carriers with a view to ensure those Canadians continue to have convenient access to their preferred airports and the flights they need.

Service will resume by no later than June 1, 2021, at the following suspended airports based on public health advice:

  • Bathurst
  • Comox
  • Fredericton
  • Gander
  • Goose Bay
  • Kamloops
  • North Bay
  • Penticton
  • Prince Rupert
  • Saint John
  • Sandspit
  • Sydney
  • Yellowknife

Supporting Jobs in Canada’s Aerospace Industry

The aerospace industry supported 235,000 Canadian jobs and contributed over $28 billion in gross domestic product to the Canadian economy in 2019.

This financing agreement will allow Air Canada to continue to be a vital customer of the Canadian aerospace industry by completing its planned purchase of aircraft as set out in its business plan, which includes aircraft built in Canada, such as the Airbus A220. Aerospace is one of the most innovative and export-driven industries in Canada. The negative impact of the pandemic on the bottom line of airlines has put the relationship between airlines and the aerospace industry at risk, threatening job security in the sector. Ensuring that Air Canada maintains its status as a key customer of Canada’s aerospace industry is important to ensuring the long term success of the sector and the thousands of jobs it supports.