QUEBEC | After it announced the suspension of several of its regional routes, Air Canada said Friday that it would reduce the supply destination of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
The flights to the archipelago from Quebec are now suspended indefinitely and only the link Montreal-The Islands will be maintained in the summer, said the airline on Friday.
This liaison will actually be retained at a rate of two flights per day, but in its form seasonal, that is to say, only until September 7 next.
Air Canada has raised an outcry by announcing the suspension of all its flights to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, according to what reported on Friday the daily Press.
On Thursday, several Québec municipalities have created a cell of urgency to find a solution to the crisis of regional aviation. They ask the government Legault and Ottawa for flights to resume as early as September.
Air Canada announced earlier this week the suspension of its flights to several regional municipalities, such as Gaspé.
Meeting with Bonnardel
On Friday, quebec’s minister of Transport, François Bonnardel, said that he would meet the leaders of Air Canada in order to “have a game plan clear of their hand”.
“Air connectivity regional should be provided at any time and not periodically. Our goal remains to maintain the regional service annual with or without Air Canada”, has he hammered.
The FTQ has also joined its voice to that of the municipal world, accusing Air Canada of “drop areas” at a pivotal moment where they are boosting their economy “paused” during the confinement.
“What is it, also, the medical staff, health experts, teachers, professionals or travelers who, for medical reasons, need to travel for treatment or consultations? How to make Air Canada is cavalier and is footprint-I-foutisme appalling”, said Friday the secretary general of the central trade union, Denis Bolduc, by way of a press release.