Daily Air Canada flights between London and Ottawa have been indefinitely suspended as part of cost reduction program impacting 30 domestic routes
AIR CANADA ANNOUNCED on Tuesday that it is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic regional routes, including a twice-daily (once per day on weekends) flight between London and Ottawa.
According to a statement from Air Canada, the changes to the carrier’s domestic regional network are being made as a result of continuing weak demand for both business and leisure travel due to Covid-19 and provincial and federal government-imposed travel restrictions and border closures, which are diminishing prospects for a near-to-mid-term recovery.
The airline is also closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada.
As the company has previously reported, Air Canada expects the industry’s recovery will take a minimum of three years. As a consequence, it said additional changes to its network and schedule, as well as further service suspensions, will be considered over the coming weeks as the airline takes steps to decisively reduce its overall cost structure and cash burn rate.
To view the Air Canada statement and see the complete list of suspended routes, click here.