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Decades-old regional Air Canada route from Sydney to Halifax cancelled

Sydney Airport in Cape Breton announced “disappointing news” on Friday that Air Canada’s route from Sydney to Halifax has been cancelled for November.

According to the airport, the route has been in place since 1942.

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“COVID-19 has taken a tremendous toll on our airport. We need to find safe ways to move forward before the damage done is irreparable,” the airport said in a tweet.

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Halifax Stanfield International Airport also expressed disappointment over the cancellation.

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“Our long-term connection to Sydney Airport has been cut, further unravelling our regional flight network which could take years to rebuild,” Stanfield airport said in a statement.

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“We join our colleagues across in asking governments to support airports, their communities & aviation workers before it’s too late.”

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