- Air travel in Canada is at 14% of 2019 levels
- 135 of WestJet's 181 planes are not operating
- Air Canada has already laid off 20,000 workers
- More than 65,000 people work at Canadian airlines
What the airlines want: A bailout of some sort. And a plan to allow more people to fly, like a national expansion of a pilot program in Alberta that allows international travellers to take a COVID test on arrival and leave quarantine after 2 days (if their result is negative).