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Canadian flights to be unaffected by total solar eclipse, airlines say

Canadian flights to be unaffected by total solar eclipse, airlines say

Apr 4, 2024 | 7:18am
Canadian airlines say travellers won’t see their flight times affected by Monday’s total solar eclipse, though passengers should protect their eyes during the astronomical event. Air Canada says there won’t be any operational impacts when the moon casts a shadow over the sun in parts of Eastern Canada on Monday afternoon, though it did issue […]

Sunwing Cancels Most Winter Flights out of Regina

Jan 17, 2023 | 12:06pm

More bad news today for customers of embattled airline carrier Sunwing. The information on the latest round of cancellations comes via numerous social media posts from travel agents across the province. Passengers affected by cancellations in December were forced to rebook flights – those rebooked flights are now cancelled. One caveat on the cancelation is […]

People from Regina remain stranded by Sunwing

Dec 30, 2022 | 10:38am

As bad of a week as Sunwing Airlines is having, for most of its passengers its worse. A series of weather cancellations and delays has thrown the destination carrier’s schedule into chaos stranding thousands of tourists in places like Mexico and Cuba. In Varadero, Cuba there are some 24 people from Regina who were due […]

Icy Runway Causing Delays and Cancellations at YQR

Dec 28, 2022 | 1:56pm

Air Travel is continuing to recover from all of the stormy, wintery weather over Christmas. At Regina’s Airport, there are some delays and cancellations because of the weather here. Airport President and CEO James Bogusz says freezing rain laid a thick coating of ice on the runway.  He tells 620CKRM crews have been working around […]

New travel rules the ‘nail in the coffin’ for airlines, tourism industry, experts say

Jan 29, 2021 | 6:13pm

New restrictions on flights from the Caribbean and Mexico announced Friday are likely to trigger bankruptcies in Canada’s airline sector and force permanent closures for airports and travel agencies, aviation experts say. “Today’s announcement really was the nail in the coffin for the airline and tourism business,” said Robert Kokonis, founder and managing director of […]

Ottawa says federal support for airline industry contingent on refunding customers

Nov 8, 2020 | 5:03pm

New federal support for Canada’s pandemic-battered airline industry will be contingent on carriers providing refunds to passengers whose flights were cancelled, the government announced on Sunday. Transport Minister Marc Garneau laid out the requirement as he announced that Ottawa is ready to respond to the sector’s desperate pleas for federal assistance by launching talks later […]

Westjet reducing service to Atlantic Canada

Oct 14, 2020 | 1:30pm

WestJet is suspending operations to four cities and significantly reducing service to two other cities in Atlantic Canada, as the airline continues to grapple with “obliterated” demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Calgary-based airline said Wednesday all flights to and from Moncton and Fredericton, N.B., Sydney, N.S. and Charlottetown, P.E.I. will be […]

WestJet works to include Saskatchewan in free COVID-19 insurance

Sep 17, 2020 | 4:29pm

Saskatchewan residents were upset with Westjet after learning of a new COVID-19 insurance policy that had been put into place which excluded Saskatchewan. However that problem has since been rectified. The airline, in an e-mail, says you can now fly with Westjet out of Saskatchewan with free COVID-19 insurance. The e-mail states WestJet has worked […]

WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline

Sep 1, 2020 | 6:30pm

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is raising its surcharges on domestic flights in response to a 30 per cent rate increase by Nav Canada, which operates air navigation across the country. The airline says it has hiked the fee it charges for air traffic control services by between $4 and $7 per passenger, depending on flight duration. […]