Christopher Reynolds

The Canadian Press

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Thousands affected after WestJet cancels flights in anticipation of mechanics strike

Thousands of WestJet customers are scrambling after the airline cancelled about 40 flights ahead of a possible strike by its plane mechanics this Thursday.

WestJet Encore averts pilot strike with tentative deal

WestJet president Diederik Pen says the new agreement comes as a "relief" for all parties as well as for travellers.

Defunct Lynx Air selling off life-jackets, oxygen masks in bid to recoup losses

Lynx Air hopes to sell off everything from life-jackets to oxygen masks as it tries to recoup a portion of the losses it suffered before filing for creditor protection earlier this year.

WestJet delays integration of Sunwing to 2025

WestJet is pushing back its planned integration of Sunwing Airlines, which the Calgary-based carrier acquired last year.

Defunct Lynx Air blames contractor for delayed passenger refunds

Lynx, which ceased operations and filed for creditor protection in late February, claimed in court filings that the firm hired to handle bookings, Texas-based Sabre Corp., has hampered passenger reimbursements.

WestJet Encore pilots vote for strike mandate, adding to airline's turbulence

WestJet Encore pilots could go on strike as soon as April 17 after they approved a strike mandate Tuesday after aviators at the company's regional carrier voted 97 per cent in favour of strike authorization, the Air Line Pilots Association said.

Advocates, airline clash on accessible travel at House committee

Disability rights advocates and Air Canada's CEO are serving up opposing views of accessibility in the country's aviation system at a House of Commons transport committee.

Tribunal rejects Montreal port employers' bid to rule dockworkers as essential

The Canada Industrial Relations Board rejected a request by the Maritime Employers Association to deem port work an essential service in a bid to prevent a strike on the waterfront.

Flair Airlines CEO looks to bid on Lynx planes after shutdown halts tentative merger

Flair Airlines CEO Stephen Jones remains optimistic about acquiring Lynx planes after a failed merger. Jones seeks inclusion in Lynx's asset bidding process through a court filing in Edmonton, expressing concerns about potential "anti-competitive" outcomes if large airlines are allowed to bid while Flair is locked out.

Lynx Air hoped its purchase by Flair would ease debt woes

According to documents filed with the Alberta Court of King's Bench, proceeds from a tentative deal with Flair would have gone toward Lynx's $124.3-million debt to Indigo Partners, the U.S. private equity firm run by Bill Franke that owns one-quarter of Lynx.