Complaints pour in from passengers denied compensation for delayed flights

Complaints pour in from passengers denied compensation for delayed flights

Canada’s new air passenger regulations mandating compensation for delayed or cancelled flights are off to a bumpy start. After CBC News posted a story Sunday about complaints from passengers recently denied compensation, more than 50 people have written in, detailing their cases and questioning why their requests for compensation were rejected by the country’s major airlines. While it’s hard to pinpoint the […]

EasyJet plans to offset carbon on all flights

EasyJet plans to offset carbon on all flights

European budget airline easyJet says it will become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights, offsetting carbon emissions from the fuel used on every flight. The company says Tuesday it will offset the carbon “by investing in projects that include planting trees or protecting against deforestation.” The cost of the program is estimated […]

Flights cancelled, hundreds evacuated following fire in terminal 1 at Pearson airport

Flights cancelled, hundreds evacuated following fire in terminal 1 at Pearson airport

Hundreds of people have been evacuated following a fire inside terminal one at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, according to Peel police. Following the incident, all flights to the U.S. scheduled to depart from terminal one Sunday evening were cancelled, according to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).  Outbound international flights and inbound arrivals were suspended at the terminal, […]

Powerful storm dumps snow, cancels flights in Newfoundland

Powerful storm dumps snow, cancels flights in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Travel to Newfoundland by air and sea was being disrupted today after a powerful winter storm dumped more than 20 centimetres of snow in parts of the province. Marine Atlantic cancelled its lunchtime sailings, while cancellations were also stacking up at the St. John’s International Airport. PAL Airlines and Aerospace meteorologist Brian Walsh […]

Swoop cancels 16 flights to the U.S., forcing thousands of passengers to change travel plans

Swoop cancels 16 flights to the U.S., forcing thousands of passengers to change travel plans

By Ross MarowitsThe Canadian Press Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 Thousands of Swoop passengers have been forced to make alternative last-minute flight plans after the WestJet Airlines discount subsidiary cancelled 16 flights in the coming days between Canada and the United States. Flights have been cancelled between Abbotsford, B.C., and Las Vegas, and between Hamilton and […]