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Alitalia workers stage a protest in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Italy’s failing national carrier Alitalia told passengers on Tuesday to just bring a single piece of hand luggage when travelling, given intensifying strikes and labor protests are disrupting service ahead of the airline’s Oct. 14 demise. In a series of Tweets, Alitalia apologized to its customers and blamed the disruptions on union meetings that “over the coming days could result in delays in the services provided by Alitalia.” (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Alitalia’s final weeks flying marked by protests, apologies

Alitalia’s final weeks flying marked by protests, apologies

 

An Air Transat plane is seen at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on Thursday, May 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Transat AT seeing steady demand for winter travel in spite of fourth wave of COVID-19

Transat AT seeing steady demand for winter travel in spite of fourth wave of COVID-19

 

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. Federal officials are seeking fines against 34 more airline passengers accused of unruly behavior, bringing the total of such penalties to more than $1 million this year. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 that the latest fines — which people can challenge — are part of its crackdown against incidents on planes, most of them involving passengers who refuse to wear face masks. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, file)

In unfriendly skies, unruly passenger fines top $1 million

In unfriendly skies, unruly passenger fines top $1 million

 

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, an electronic sign warns travelers to maintain social distance in the terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. About one-fifth of flight attendants say they've gotten into a physical incident with a passenger this year. That's according to a survey by their union. The Association of Flight Attendants says it wants people who act up during flights to face criminal prosecution — not just fines. Airlines have reported more than 3,600 cases of unruly passengers this year. Disputes over face masks are the most common trigger. Federal rules require face masks on planes until mid-Sept (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers

Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, an electronic sign warns travelers to maintain social distance in the terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. About one-fifth of flight attendants say they've gotten into a physical incident with a passenger this year. That's according to a survey by their union. The Association of Flight Attendants says it wants people who act up during flights to face criminal prosecution — not just fines. Airlines have reported more than 3,600 cases of unruly passengers this year. Disputes over face masks are the most common trigger. Federal rules require face masks on planes until mid-Sept (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
A Porter airplane lands in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Porter Airlines adding new ways to pay for flights, including monthly instalments, as it prepares to restart services in September.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Porter Airlines adding flight payment options including monthly instalments

Porter Airlines adding flight payment options including monthly instalments

A Porter airplane lands in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Porter Airlines adding new ways to pay for flights, including monthly instalments, as it prepares to restart services in September.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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

Discount carrier Flair Airlines expanding into United States this fall

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
A Porter airlines flight makes its final approach as it lands at the airport Tuesday July 2, 2019 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Porter Airlines gets federal loan up to $270.5 million, including money for refunds

Porter Airlines gets federal loan up to $270.5 million, including money for refunds

A Porter airlines flight makes its final approach as it lands at the airport Tuesday July 2, 2019 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Airline groundcrew walks past grounded Air Canada planes as they sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Passenger refund issues flagged to federal government a year before pandemic

Passenger refund issues flagged to federal government a year before pandemic

Airline groundcrew walks past grounded Air Canada planes as they sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Air Transat self service check-in kiosks are seen at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Friday, July 31, 2020. Travel company Transat AT Inc. says it has reached a deal with Ottawa to borrow up to $700 million through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Transat AT reaches $700-million aid deal with federal government

Transat AT reaches $700-million aid deal with federal government

Air Transat self service check-in kiosks are seen at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Friday, July 31, 2020. Travel company Transat AT Inc. says it has reached a deal with Ottawa to borrow up to $700 million through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Airline passengers walk by a check-in desk at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Government docs suggest months of inaction on ‘gap’ in passenger refund rules

Government docs suggest months of inaction on ‘gap’ in passenger refund rules

Airline passengers walk by a check-in desk at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Unifor national president Jerry Dias speaks during a press conference in Toronto on Thursday, October 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Unifor renews call for aviation sector aid on anniversary of travel restrictions

Unifor renews call for aviation sector aid on anniversary of travel restrictions

Unifor national president Jerry Dias speaks during a press conference in Toronto on Thursday, October 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
This Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 photo provided by Hayden Smith shows United Airlines Flight 328 approaching Denver International Airport, after experiencing "a right-engine failure" shortly after takeoff from Denver. Federal regulators are investigating what caused a catastrophic engine failure on the plane that rained debris on Denver suburbs as the aircraft made an emergency landing. Authorities said nobody aboard or on the ground was hurt despite large pieces of the engine casing that narrowly missed homes below. (Hayden Smith via AP)

Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

This Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 photo provided by Hayden Smith shows United Airlines Flight 328 approaching Denver International Airport, after experiencing "a right-engine failure" shortly after takeoff from Denver. Federal regulators are investigating what caused a catastrophic engine failure on the plane that rained debris on Denver suburbs as the aircraft made an emergency landing. Authorities said nobody aboard or on the ground was hurt despite large pieces of the engine casing that narrowly missed homes below. (Hayden Smith via AP)
A plane is seen through the window on the tarmac of Vancouver International Airport as the waiting room is empty Tuesday, June 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

U.S. airlines offer flights to sun destinations while Canadian planes sit idle

U.S. airlines offer flights to sun destinations while Canadian planes sit idle

A plane is seen through the window on the tarmac of Vancouver International Airport as the waiting room is empty Tuesday, June 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Discount carrier Flair Airlines says it will add 13 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft to its fleet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Discount carrier Flair Airlines adds 13 Boeing 737 Max planes to fleet

Discount carrier Flair Airlines adds 13 Boeing 737 Max planes to fleet

An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Discount carrier Flair Airlines says it will add 13 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft to its fleet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Air Canada airplanes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on March 20, 2020. Nav Canada's CEO says the air traffic control company saw a "staggering" decline in flights over the past year due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in massive layoffs and revenue shortfalls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

CEO of air traffic controller Nav Canada cites ‘staggering’ drop in flights in 2020

CEO of air traffic controller Nav Canada cites ‘staggering’ drop in flights in 2020

Air Canada airplanes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on March 20, 2020. Nav Canada's CEO says the air traffic control company saw a "staggering" decline in flights over the past year due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in massive layoffs and revenue shortfalls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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

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

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
Airlines demand ‘concrete plan’ for financial aid after throne speech hints at relief

Airlines demand ‘concrete plan’ for financial aid after throne speech hints at relief

Airlines demand ‘concrete plan’ for financial aid after throne speech hints at relief

Airlines demand ‘concrete plan’ for financial aid after throne speech hints at relief
Surge in airline complaints to national regulator creates delays, backlog

Surge in airline complaints to national regulator creates delays, backlog

Surge in airline complaints to national regulator creates delays, backlog

Surge in airline complaints to national regulator creates delays, backlog
Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

United Airlines posts $1.6 billion loss in virus-scarred 2Q

United Airlines posts $1.6 billion loss in virus-scarred 2Q