Another tile falls on the Jean-Lesage International Airport of Quebec (YQB). The WestJet company suspends its activities in the capital.
The air carrier announced on Wednesday reducing its number of routes to several Canadian cities. This measure, a consequence of the pandemic, is for an indefinite period.
It is the air transport services in Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney, Charlottetown and Quebec that are mainly affected. The company will also reduce its number of routes to Halifax and St. John’s.
In total, more than 100 flights will be eliminated per week from November 2. This represents approximately 80% of WestJet’s seat capacity across the Atlantic region.
For Quebec, the company chose to temporarily end its connection with Toronto, the only service it still offered in the capital. This link was available four times a week.
The carrier mentioned in a press release that customers affected by this decision will be contacted over the next few days. On Wednesday, WestJet also announced the layoff of around 100 workers.
At YQB, management points out to the Journal that the Toronto service will continue to be served by Air Canada, from Quebec.
“Passengers still have access to this hub,” spokesperson Laurianne Lapierre said in an email. “We continue to work with all of our business partners to prepare for the relaunch. We are confident that WestJet will be there again when passengers arrive, ”she continues.
YQB preferred not to comment on WestJet’s business decision.