Tuesday, Ottawa’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra launched $700 million in funding to help Canada’s airports recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just weeks following a relief package for Air Canada, Transat has received a $700 million loan from the Gov’t of Canada; refunds begin immediately.
Canada is banning passenger flights from both India and Pakistan. The ban will last 30 days, starting 11:30 EST Thursday night.
Canada has extended through at least 21MAY the mandatory hotel quarantine for international air travellers, the suspension on sun flights, as well as restrictions for non-essential travellers at the U.S. land-border.
As analysts suspected, CERS and CEWS will be wound down by the end of SEP, but a new, Canada Recovery Hiring Program provides another option for wage support through NOV. $1.5 billion dollars are also being spent on Canada’s tourism industry and re-opening borders.
WestJet follows other airlines that have announced they are not resuming flights to sun destinations on 01MAY, as was expected after the federal government’s restrictions expire at the end of APR.
Senators from America’s two biggest cruise states introduced a new bill Tuesday that would allow cruising in U.S. waters to resume beginning 04JUL.
The federal government will announce a long-awaited relief package for Air Canada and parts of the airline industry on Monday evening, sources have told The Globe and Mail.
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The CDC is buckling under pressure from CLIA, the cruise lines and local homeport governments to allow cruising to restart.…