As Canadians prepared for the annual May 24 long weekend, media across the country began reporting the details of an Air Canada internal memo that indicates the carrier will be laying off 20,000 of its workers as the impact of COVID-19 cuts deep into its business.
All of the company’s... more ›
Air Canada Reconfigures Three 777-300ERs To Transport Cargo
Air Canada is reconfiguring the cabins of three of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to give them additional cargo capacity. The first aircraft conversion is complete and is now in service, with the second and third aircraft to be completed shortly.
Tim Strauss, vice-president – cargo at Air... more ›
Move Earns Support Of All Of Its Canadian-based Unions
Air Canada says it intends to adopt the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for the benefit of its 36,000 Canadian-based employee workforce.
The airline’s decision to do this has received the support of all of its Canadian-based unions: ACPA, CALDA, CUPE, IAMAW and Unifor.
On March 30,... more ›
Carrier Withdraws 2020, 2021 Guidance, Urges Government To Assist Industry
Air Canada offered an update on its response to COVID-19, noting that like the rest of the global airline industry, it is facing a severe drop in traffic and a corresponding decline in revenue as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and travel restrictions imposed in many countries... more ›