Air Canada to droop extra routes, quickly lay off at the least 1,500


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Air Canada plans to put off at the least 1,500 extra staff because it quickly cuts 17 U.S. and worldwide routes due to COVID-19.

The route suspensions will take impact Feb. 18 and final till at the least April 30, an Air Canada spokesperson stated Tuesday by e-mail. Affected prospects with bookings will probably be contacted with choices, together with various routings, the corporate stated.

The strikes will have an effect on about 1,500 unionized staff and an undetermined variety of administration positions, Air Canada stated.

Affected routes embody Montreal-Boston, Montreal-New York LaGuardia, Montreal-Bogota, Toronto-Dublin and Vancouver-London. The final Montreal-Bogota flight will function Feb. 13, whereas the final Boston- and LaGuardia-bound flights will depart Pierre Elliott Trudeau Worldwide Airport Feb. 17.

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