Airlines an exception to Canada’s traditional advantage in transportation
While airlines provide rapid transport across Canada’s enormous distances, spreading their high-fixed costs
across a small and spread-out customer base has proved difficult for business firms to sustain, outside of
niche markets such as bush planes.
Like our other regulated industries such as banking, dairy and telecommunications, Canada should be
encouraging the airline industry to compete on the international stage instead of hiding behind
protectionist walls that encourage poor and inefficient service to the domestic market, writes Philip Cross. Photograph courtey of Pixabay