|Quoting SK601 (Reply 6):|
Why is it, that Canada has only one major international carrier?? (AC) Canada is the largest country in the world, and in comparison ith the US they don't have many large international carriers. I can only think of AC and Air Transat.
Large by geography, not by population density.
Population of Canada is only 1/10 of US, so it would seem logical the US should have ten times the air service Canada does.
There was once competition for AC
Air / Canadien, but Canadian government basically forced the airlines to merge (or be sold and then merged), declaring both airlines would not survive the economic climate. At the time Canadien had been bailed out several years in a row to continue existence as a competitor to the former crown corp AC
. Since ACs privatization they have also been bailed out. One could question if Canada could support a major airline through both good and rough economic times...