May 8, 2020
Flighthub Group Inc., a Montreal, Quebec-based online travel agency powered by proprietary technology platforms, obtained protection under the CCAA on May 8. Since 2012, the Group has experienced significant growth and now has business relationships with more than 200 airline companies around the world. However, monthly revenues plummeted when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and brought the travel industry to a standstill. In response to the rapid decline in revenue resulting from travel restrictions, the company implemented several cost-saving measures, including downsizing its Canadian and American workforces. Despite these efforts, the Group recorded a $8.0 million loss in March. In addition to these financial difficulties, the Group is also currently involved in several lawsuits and investigations regarding certain of its business practices, such as customer complaints over cancellation policies and fare increases. MNP was appointed monitor. Counsel is Stikeman Elliott for the Group and Dentons for the monitor.