Air Canada has Enough Pilots to Meet Demand When U.S. Tourists Return

Air Canada said that it has enough pilots to meet the expected higher travel demand when U.S. tourists return after 09AUG. This follows the airline’s announcement this week that it’s restarting 220 transborder routes. According to the Air Canada Pilots Association, Air Canada has 600, or around 15% of an estimated 4,000 pilots on furlough. “We have all the fully qualified pilots we require as travel ramps back up,” an Air Canada spokesperson said. Some U.S. airlines rushed to re-train pilots whose flying credentials expired during the pandemic as carriers attempted to meet the surge in summer travel demand.

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