Wednesday, August 29, 2007

N.L. 'frustrated' with Air Canada ending seasonal transatlantic service

The Newfoundland government says it's "frustrated and displeased" with Air Canada's decision to end its seasonal transatlantic service from the provincial capital of St. John's next year.

The province says the announcement means that after the last overseas flight leaves on Sept. 4, transatlantic flights will no longer depart from St. Johns.

Astraeus Airlines launched service from St. Johns International Airport to London's Gatwick Airport in May, but the company pulled out of St. John's earlier this month, citing low customer support.

Tom Hedderson, the provincial minister of tourism, says Air Canada has had an inconsistent approach to transatlantic service, which is hurting the province.
Air Canada ended year-round transatlantic service last September, marking the first time the province was without such service since the Second World War.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With the air canada and astraeus not flying from England to St johns this is diffult to find flights now to st johns going to be hard as we fly in to visit my family in Trinity really bad on the airlines part