Airlines are offering low-cost domestic flights to attract Canadians to fly again.

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Anshul Singh, an Ottawa-based travel blogger, has been stranded at home through the pandemic, writing about travel but not experiencing it. That’s going to change in September when he’ll travel to Vancouver for the first time in more than a year. The provinces’ relaxation of COVID-19 regulations, as well as low airfares, persuaded Singh to take the risk.

Despite pandemic-related travel restrictions in many parts of the country, Canada’s major airlines are providing inexpensive domestic flights to urge Canadians to go back on the road. In a scan of both airlines’ websites, it was discovered one-way flights from Toronto to Vancouver for $117, Montreal to Halifax for $86, and Winnipeg to Calgary for little under $90 this summer.

Starting in late August, Air Transat is also providing low-cost rates, such as a one-way ticket from Calgary to Toronto for $107. The same flight is available for as little as $105 with Air Canada and WestJet. Meanwhile, Flair Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier, is expanding its routes across Canada by adding service to Halifax, Saint John, Charlottetown, and Ottawa.