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Air Canada Is Left Behind as Nation’s Airports See Major Delays

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An Air Canada plane on the tarmac at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline, and a popular choice to bring travelers to its neighbor, the United States.

An Air Canada plane on the tarmac at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline, and a popular choice to bring travelers to its neighbor, the United States.

Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Air Canada’s hope for a strong recovery in 2022 has been foiled by chaos at Canada’s biggest airports.

Travelers are back in big numbers as the summer vacation season kicks off. But Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has descended into scenes of long lines and a sea of luggage, and the nation’s largest airline is paying the price.