As the Canadian ULCC market heats up, Air Canada said it is prepared to leverage the significant flexibility of its Rouge subsidiary to ward off competition, from adding flights in major domestic markets to re-configuring aircraft to match rivals’ all-economy offerings. “We have been preparing to ensure that we have all the tools necessary to offset [low-cost competition] and ensure that we are not negatively impacted,” said Ben Smith, passenger airlines president. Set up ...

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