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Canada is on the cusp of pushing serious funds into its aviation industry, a move necessary to keep the planes moving as COVID-19 continues to suppress demand in the country. But Minister of Transport Marc Garneau added a caveat to the plan, one that could make passengers even happier than the airlines: Refunds must be issued for canceled flights.
A slimmed down fleet and route network are in play for Air Canada's Rouge arm as it returns to operations last week, though not 100% smoothly.
After three years of operations European charter specialist Hi Fly intends to retire its A380 from service. The carrier chose to not renew the lease on 9H-MIP bringing a close to that era.
Bamboo Airways moved two steps closer to launching US service from Vietnam this week, though the timing for an inaugural flight remains reasonably far away.
Mexico's Interjet cancelled all of its flights a week ago Sunday and Monday, citing COVID19's effect on cash flow and maintenance requirements. That's bad news against a background of lease returns and a shrinking cash balance.