Canada's Transport Minister: Some airlines 'could fail' if required to immediately reimburse tickets

2 June, 2020

Canada's Transport Minister Marc Garneau said "some" airlines "could fail" if required to "immediately reimburse all cancelled tickets", which would consequently have a "devastating effect on the air sector, which has been reeling since the COVID 19 pandemic started" (Travel Pulse Canada/CBC, 29-May-2020). "I have enormous sympathy for those who would have preferred to have a cash refund in these difficult circumstances", he noted, but added: "We expect and need an airline industry in this country".