Air Canada says it’ll lower 1,700 jobs because it scales down flights for the stability of the primary quarter of 2021.
The 25-per-cent discount in service will even have an effect on 200 staff at Air Canada’s Categorical carriers, the corporate stated Wednesday morning.
With the discount, Air Canada’s capability within the first quarter of 2021 can be about 20 per cent of its capability throughout the first quarter of 2019, the corporate says.
Lucie Guillemette, Air Canada’s govt vice-president and chief industrial officer, stated in an announcement that elevated journey restrictions by federal and provincial governments have had an instantaneous influence on the corporate’s bookings.
“Whereas this isn’t the information we have been hoping to announce this early into the 12 months, we’re nonetheless inspired that Well being Canada has already authorised two vaccines and that the federal government of Canada expects the overwhelming majority of eligible Canadians to be vaccinated by September,” she stated.
“We look ahead to seeing our enterprise begin to return to regular and to bringing again a few of our greater than 20,000 staff at the moment on furlough and layoff.”
Air Canada notified airports in Atlantic Canada this week that it will lower further routes within the area, suspending all flights in Gander, N.L., Goose Bay, N.L., and Fredericton, N.B., till additional discover. It additionally stated it was suspending passenger service to Yellowknife on Jan. 23.
Air Canada is contacting affected clients to supply them choices reminiscent of refunds or different journey preparations.