Airlines

FILE - An Emirates jetliner comes in for landing at the Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 11, 2019. Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2021 to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G problem

Signal strength of 5G towers part of the problem

  • Jan 19, 2022

 

FILE - Workers refuel an Airbus A350 at Roissy airport, north of Paris, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The European Union’s airspace is filling up again with near-empty flights in pandemic times that even airlines admit serve no commercial purpose except securing valuable slots in some of the world’s biggest airports. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Near-empty flights crisscross Europe to secure landing slots

Environmentalists and major airlines united to cut down on empty or near-empty flights

  • Jan 6, 2022

 

Price wars, budget options coming to Canada’s airline market amid pandemic recovery

Price wars, budget options coming to Canada’s airline market amid pandemic recovery

An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Edmonton-based discount carrier Flair Airlines is expanding yet again, this time launching service to Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Flair Airlines expands again with new service to Mexico

New Mexico service will begin Feb. 1

An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Edmonton-based discount carrier Flair Airlines is expanding yet again, this time launching service to Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Flair Airlines expands fleet, adds 14 new routes in Canada and U.S.

Flair Airlines expands fleet, adds 14 new routes in Canada and U.S.

A Boeing 737 seen at Victoria International Airport. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Airline association applauds creation of vaccine passport for international travel

Critical to restart the country’s travel and tourism sectors

A Boeing 737 seen at Victoria International Airport. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020/ Low-cost carrier Flair Airlines is expanding into the U.S. market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Discount carrier Flair Airlines expanding into United States this fall

New U.S. routes offered out of eight Canadian cities including Calgary

An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020/ Low-cost carrier Flair Airlines is expanding into the U.S. market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2021 file photo, a passenger wears a face mask to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as he waits for a Delta Airlines flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

US plans to make airlines refund fees if bags are delayed

Could take effect by next summer

  • Jul 2, 2021
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2021 file photo, a passenger wears a face mask to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as he waits for a Delta Airlines flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A traveler wearing a protective mask, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, walks through the nearly empty JetBlue terminal at Logan Airport in Boston, Friday, May 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charles Krupa

JetBlue expanding wings with service to Vancouver from New York and Boston

JetBlue will have to compete with Canadian airlines

A traveler wearing a protective mask, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, walks through the nearly empty JetBlue terminal at Logan Airport in Boston, Friday, May 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charles Krupa
The flight deck of a Boeing 737 Max aircraft is seen after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Laid-off airline workers mull post-COVID job options as industry languishes

Laid-off airline workers mull post-COVID job options as industry languishes

The flight deck of a Boeing 737 Max aircraft is seen after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Bans start Saturday and run through Inauguration Day until Jan. 23

  • Jan 15, 2021
TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A passenger arrives at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s airlines say border testing could cause confusion for airlines, passengers

Air passengers five years or older must test negative for COVID-19 before travelling to Canada

A passenger arrives at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Minister of Transport Marc Garneau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Airline watchdog ordered to develop new rules for flight cancellation refunds

Airline watchdog ordered to develop new rules for flight cancellation refunds

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Air Transat self service check-in kiosks are seen at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Friday, July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Transat AT reports huge loss in Q4 as shareholders weigh Air Canada takeover bid

Transat AT reports huge loss in Q4 as shareholders weigh Air Canada takeover bid

Air Transat self service check-in kiosks are seen at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Friday, July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
People line up and check in for an international flight at Pearson International airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian Transportation Agency seeks input on proposed changes to airline rules

Canadian Transportation Agency seeks input on proposed changes to airline rules

People line up and check in for an international flight at Pearson International airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains speaks during a press conference on broadband internet in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Bains says a federal loan program spurned by industry will nonetheless be among the options Ottawa weighs as it sits down with airline executives for discussions around a government aid package. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bains suggests Ottawa may draw on scorned federal loan program for airline bailout

Bains suggests Ottawa may draw on scorned federal loan program for airline bailout

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains speaks during a press conference on broadband internet in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Bains says a federal loan program spurned by industry will nonetheless be among the options Ottawa weighs as it sits down with airline executives for discussions around a government aid package. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Rob Przybylski and Courtney Ross, shown in a handout photo, were slated to wrap up the month on a Costa Rican beach celebrating their wedding, sipping sugar cane cocktails with friends and family. Instead, the Oshawa duo and their 84 guests are out more than $216,000 after their Sunwing Airlines vacation package was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rob Przybylski MANDATORY CREDIT

Airlines’ ‘bait-and-switch’ strategy lures customers to flights that never take off

Airlines’ ‘bait-and-switch’ strategy lures customers to flights that never take off

Rob Przybylski and Courtney Ross, shown in a handout photo, were slated to wrap up the month on a Costa Rican beach celebrating their wedding, sipping sugar cane cocktails with friends and family. Instead, the Oshawa duo and their 84 guests are out more than $216,000 after their Sunwing Airlines vacation package was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rob Przybylski MANDATORY CREDIT
People line up and check in for an international flight at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. A report from Canada's transportation regulator says poor preparation by airlines for the country's passenger rights charter resulted in communication problems that frustrated travellers and denied some their proper compensation following flight delays or cancellations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Airlines failed to prepare adequately for new passenger rights charter: report

Airlines failed to prepare adequately for new passenger rights charter: report

People line up and check in for an international flight at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. A report from Canada's transportation regulator says poor preparation by airlines for the country's passenger rights charter resulted in communication problems that frustrated travellers and denied some their proper compensation following flight delays or cancellations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Transat AT shares rose 23 per cent Tuesday after Air Canada announced a revised takeover deal that will see the bigger airline pay substantially less than planned for its smaller rival. Air Transat and an Air Canada aircrafts are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Transat share price shoots up after Air Canada announces revised takeover bid

Transat share price shoots up after Air Canada announces revised takeover bid

Transat AT shares rose 23 per cent Tuesday after Air Canada announced a revised takeover deal that will see the bigger airline pay substantially less than planned for its smaller rival. Air Transat and an Air Canada aircrafts are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson