air travel

‘Freddie the Flyer’ chronicles exploits of the North’s first Indigenous pilot

Jul 22, 2023 | 6:00am

Across the pages of a picture book, the northern lights dance over the Arctic landscape with brush strokes of bold colour, as caribou and muskox graze on the tundra and a bush pilot takes to the skies. As the pilot flies across the Mackenzie Delta, he rescues a stranded prospector from a blizzard, packs a […]

Air Canada walks back compensation denials after thousands delayed due to tech issues

Jun 9, 2023 | 3:33pm

Air Canada says it made a mistake in rejecting some compensation claims from the thousands of travellers affected by delayed flights due to computer malfunctions. In messages to some customers, the airline initially said the information technology fumble was out of its hands, relieving it of obligations to pay them compensation. “In this instance, the […]

How to navigate the WestJet Labour Dispute

May 18, 2023 | 3:29pm

Unless there is some last minute deal, it appears inevitable that pilots with WestJet will be going on strike, or locked out by the employer early Friday Morning. This is going to impact WestJet passengers all across the country. In Regina, there is a key aspect of this that isn’t generally known.  The pilots who […]

Talks Continue as West Jet Braces for Strike Action by Pilots

May 18, 2023 | 7:54am

Talks between WestJet and the pilots’ union continue amid the countdown toward a Friday strike deadline, with the airline saying it has started to cancel flights ahead of the anticipated work stoppage. Some 1,800 pilots at the carrier and its Swoop subsidiary are poised to walk off the job as of 3 a.m. eastern daylight […]

Regina’s Airport Preparing for WestJet Labour Dispute

May 16, 2023 | 8:52am

WestJet is a key operator of Regina’s International Airport, but all that could come to stop on Thursday night. With the airline issuing lockout notice Monday night after the pilot’s issued strike notice, there seems to be little hope of stopping this labour dispute. This means most, if not all of WestJet’s flights will be […]

WestJet Pilots Serve 72 Hour Strike Notice

May 15, 2023 | 7:54pm

WestJet Pilots are going on strike if there isn’t a deal in the next 72 hours. The Airline Pilots Association International (ALPA), the union representing Westjet Pilots issued a 72 hour strike notice to the airline on Monday evening. The notice allows the union to begin job action as early as Thursday evening. ALPA posted […]

WestJet closes deal to buy Sunwing Airlines

May 1, 2023 | 10:23am

The WestJet Group says it has closed its acquisition of Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines that was first announced in March last year. The company says that, initially, the airlines will continue independent operations. However, WestJet says the two airlines will move from being competitors to collaborators. Stephen Hunter, formerly the CEO of Sunwing Vacations, […]

West Jet to Increase Capacity in and out of Regina and Saskatoon

Mar 7, 2023 | 1:23pm

Despite the some cuts to services here and there from airlines, there will be a whole lot of travel options for people flying out of Regina International Airport. WestJet is announcing a 64 per cent increase in seats in and out of Regina, and 46 per cent to and from Saskatoon. Justin Reves at the […]

WestJet customers offered 7.5-hour bus ride to Regina after flight cancelled

Feb 27, 2023 | 2:56pm

WestJet customers say they were rebooked on a seven-and-a-half-hour bus trip from Calgary to Regina after their afternoon flight was cancelled Sunday. Passengers say they were informed less than three hours before boarding that the one-hour flight between the two cities had been cancelled and that they could reach their destination via “ground transportation” that […]

City Votes For Tax Exemption for Regina International Airport

Feb 23, 2023 | 10:06am

Its been a tough few years for the Regina Airport. The pandemic brought air travel to a crawl, and Regina has lost some direct access routes to the United States as well as other Canadian destinations. City Council has decided to help, by approving a five year tax exemption for the airport.  It works out […]