WestJet Group’s decision to shut down Sunwing Airlines barely a week after announcing plans to give its low-cost brand Swoop the same treatment is bad news for Canadian air travellers, according to experts who spoke to Global News.
Marty Firestone was blunt when speaking to Global’s “The Morning Show” on Tuesday, saying there’s “no good news here” when it comes to reducing costs for Canadians.
He says consumers could see fares fly higher with fewer brands competing for business.
Some are pointing the finger not at WestJet but at the federal government for clearing the runway for the western airline’s consolidation at the expense of competition in Canada’s increasingly concentrated aviation industry.
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