Flights continue despite Air Canada strike
Air Canada is faced with its first major strike in nearly 13 years after the country’s largest carrier failed to reach a new labour pact with 3,800 of its sales and service agents by their strike deadline midnight Monday.
However, there were few lineups, delays, or cancellations at Pearson International in Toronto Tuesday morning as managers filled in for the striking workers.
Online and self-serve check-in also spiked Tuesday as customers heeded warnings that there may be long lineups at airports.
But overall lineups remained fluid through the busy morning rush despite a large and vocal group of picketers, said Peter Fitzpatrick, Air Canada spokesman.
Photo: Air Canada customer service agents protest outside of Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport on June 14, 2011. (Matthew Sherwood for National Post)