Air Canada removes flights from Saskatchewan to Calgary

Air Canada removes flights from Saskatchewan to Calgary

Beginning in January, Air Canada will discontinue offers for direct flights to and from Saskatchewan and Calgary.

Air Canada Saskatchewan

Air Canada will no longer be offering direct flights to and from Calgary for Saskatchewan’s two biggest airports.

Travelers at airports in Saskatchewan were displeased with the announcement.

“I want them to continue. There are many people in Saskatoon that go to Calgary,” said Josephine Regan.

“Who wants to go to Vancouver and then fly back again,” said Anne McDonald.

Air Canada passengers will must board connecting flights through Vancouver, tripling the time to reach Calgary.

“It was a surprise, we were not aware that this decision was going to be made,” said Vice-President of Business Development for Skyxe Airport CJ Dushinski.

“It’s obviously disappointing anytime a carrier decides to cease service from a market, especially when we’re talking about a market like Calgary which is one of our largest markets out of Saskatoon.”

Saskatoon and Regina will see about two in-bound and out-bound flights to Calgary daily.

“We know loyal Air Canada customers will be disappointed. It provides a few less options for connections through a variety of places,” said Manager of Customer Experience for Regina Airport Authority Justin Reves.

The airline provider said “Air Canada has made some changes to its flights to/from Calgary. We are continuing to rebuild our business in a prudent and disciplined way and that means looking at every aspect of our network and deploying our resources where they will be most productive. After careful review, we’ve decided that we must continue to strategically focus on rebuilding our main hubs of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend a number of regional routes from Calgary effective Jan. 2023.”

Air Canada says it does “review opportunities to add services,” which could have the company add the flights back to the province’s two major airports, however it provided no timetable for when that could happen.

No Comments

Post a Comment