Air Canada Suspends the Activities of its Subsidiary Rouge

Air Canada said Thursday it would indefinitely suspend all operations at its low-cost subsidiary Rouge and lay off 80 employees effective February 8.

The airline’s announcement comes as Canadian airlines suspend all flights to Mexico and the Caribbean at the request of the federal government.

Air Canada explained that its flights to the region were primarily operated by Rouge.

The carrier announced in January the layoff of around 1,700 employees, after seeing a drop in bookings due to a new requirement that travelers entering Canada show proof of a negative blood test result. COVID − 19.

In addition to the most recent flight suspensions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a series of additional travel restrictions on January 29, including a requirement for travelers arriving in Canada to self-quarantine at a hotel in their area. own costs.

Air Canada said Rouge “has always been part of Air Canada’s overall business strategy.”

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