Air Canada to Close 8 Outstations, Discontinue 30 Domestic Routes

By Kurt Stolz on 30 June 2020
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Air Canada said it would close eight outstations and end 30 domestic routes amidst the continuing downturn in travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The outstations are located in Bathurst, New Brunswick; Baie Comeau, Quebec; Gasper, Quebec; Kingston, Ontario; Mont Joli, Quebec; North Bay, Ontario; Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Val d’Or, Quebec.

The airline is discontinuing 14 routes in Eastern Canada in the Maritime provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador including Saint John-Halifax, Gander-Goose Bay, and Bathhurst-Montreal, as well as 11 in Quebec including London-Ottawa and Windsor-Montreal. It is also ending four in Western Canada including Regina-Winnipeg and Saskatoon-Ottawa.

The airline is currently reducing its workforce by 60%, or 20,000 people and has parked 79 aircraft from its mainline and Rouge fleets.

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