Air Canada officials have decided to quit its non-stop routes between Edmonton and Heathrow for 2016, saying the economic downturn is at fault. This is the third time in two years that the service has been changed or reduced. According to a spokesperson, “With the current economic environment in Alberta, we have seen a shift in demand going forward and we have made a business decision to suspend Edmonton-London and adjust some regional flying to better reflect current and projected demand, and strategically deploy the highly restricted London slot and aircraft assets to other markets.”
WestJet's new service between the two cities will start in the spring, and KLM will start service in the fall between Gatwick and Edmonton.
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