Officials at Air Canada couldn’t come to an agreement with those running the airport, so as of right now they don’t have any terminal space to park their planes. Apparently it’s an ongoing conversation, as Air Canada really wants to bring some of its services to Toronto’s smaller—but more convenient—airport. Service aboard Air Canada was supposed to launch this month, but now it looks like there’s no chance of it happening.
It’s really just a big mess at this point, with all sorts of issues in all kinds of areas. Air Canada has gotten Sky Regional Airlines to kindly agree to serve the new routes from the City Airport to Montreal, but one of the new planes—a Bombardier Q400—continues to sit on the ground at the somewhat nearby Pearson Airport, ready for its first voyage.
For now it looks as though Porter will continue to enjoy its advantage, but we’ll be sure to let you know when Air Canada makes another move and starts an all-out fare war at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
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