Toronto-based Canadair has officially announced that it is leaving The Modern Alliance effective immediately.
Citing "operational conflicts" related to its acquisition of props that have enabled the airline to enter new markets such as Vancouver and Calgary, Canadair believes that it is in the best interest of the alliance and of the airline itself to move forward. Due to its acquisition of props, Canadair is now competing for cross-border traffic with its own alliance partners, something the alliance strongly discourages, but that is crucial to Canadair's long term success.
"We appreciate The Modern Alliance but from an operational standpoint we know we must also operate in the short-haul market. If you remember we are the only other survivor besides TCA that still operates out of YYZ, that is after six other airlines left that market since 1960", said the CEO.
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