Canadian travellers and Air Canada execs are all celebrating the news that the national airline might offer a low-cost international carrier as early as next year.
After a breakthrough from labor arbitration, the carrier will have more leeway to lure back Canadians who routinely cross the border just to get cheap flights.
After a $96 million loss in the first quarter of this year, the news offers a respite for the national carrier. After several strikes snarled airports around the country over the last year, customers are less than impressed with the pricey fares. It’s safe to say the various troubles Air Canada has encountered has created many more loyal West Jetters, so a low-cost alternative might be the brilliant plan to lure back those frequent fliers.