Air Canada Slashes Q1 Capacity, 1,700 Employees Affected
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January 14, 2021 - by www.skiesmag.com
Air Canada announced on Jan. 13 that due to new pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements, lockdowns and travel restrictions, it will be forced to further reduce its first quarter capacity by 25 percent, resulting in a workforce reduction of roughly 1,700 employees. This is in addition to the over 200 impacted employees at Air Canada's Express carriers.
"Since the implementation by the federal and provincial governments of these increased travel restrictions and other measures, in addition to the existing quarantine requirements, we have seen an immediate impact to our close-in bookings," Lucie Guillemette, executive vice president and CCO at Air Canada said in a statement.
Air Canada will reduce approximately 25 percent of its capacity for...
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