Canadian Airlines Call For Ease of Travel Restrictions

Two major airlines in Canada, WestJet and Air Canada, seem to be calling for the easing of travel restrictions in the country.

They have recently decreased their flight schedule and cancelled flights along with that demand to see some change for the industry on this front.

With low demand for flights and remaining travel restrictions it means that things are not yet back to where they used to be for the travel industry.

It isn’t just airlines that are waiting to see changes either, many other businesses linked with the tourism industry will also benefit from a reversal on restrictions which might quickly result in seeing more business coming through.

It seems a growing number of regions are already looking to do away with those passports and pandemic-related restrictions but there is no word yet on when Canada might federally look to ease the changes.

The Toronto Pearson Airport has also joined the call for changes on those current travel restrictions some, surrounding PCR testing for example.

It’s reported that there have been many flight cancellations for Canadian airlines because of the mandatory testing for travel.

In calling for an easing of those restrictions it has been suggested that perhaps the billions spent on testing travelers would be better spent elsewhere, such as on vaccine distribution and the healthcare industry.


Suspending flights over low demand in Canada

Due to that low demand for travel right now there are some flights that have been cancelled, like those heading to sunny destinations. And they are expected to be suspending until at least April of this year.

Antigua, Samaná, Curaçao, Aruba, Exuma, Grenada, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, Havana, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

These are a few of the destinations that are expected to be affected by those cancelling of flights from Canadian airlines.

Last year we saw that Air Canada had witnessed increased bookings as travel restrictions eased. They are still struggling and waiting to see those restrictions eased this year, so that they can be able to get back to normal for tourism.

They have been adjusting their schedule and trying to respond to the restrictions and changing environment and since the pandemic this industry has been one of the hardest hit overall. Some Canadian airlines are still working to advocate for the easing of those restrictions and more of a return to normal.

Air Canada alone had cut hundreds of jobs and overall the Canadian airline and tourism industry has lost billions. The impact of the pandemic has been catastrophic on the tourism and airline industry.

Both Alberta and Saskatchewan have announced the end of their vaccination program coming this year, but there is no word yet on when federal rules will move in the same direction for travel and other activities.

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