Air Canada Announces Job Cuts

Air Canada has announced job cuts as it slashed capacity

Air Canada is axing 1,700 mainline jobs, and slashing capacity.

The airline has blamed the cuts on Canada’s new pre-travel testing requirements for inbound travellers.

The airline says the testing program had an ‘immediate impact’ on the company’s booking volume when it was introduced a week ago.

Air Canada’s Executive Vice President, Lucie Guillemette said: “We have made the difficult but necessary decision to further adjust our schedule and rationalise our transborder, Caribbean and domestic routes.”