by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 21, 2011

The threat of a strike at Canada's largest airline, set to begin today, has been averted, as  Air Canada and the union representing flight attendants reached a tentative agreement hours before workers were set to walk off the job. In a  statement posted on Air Canada’s website, Susan Welscheid, senior vice president, customer service, said, “The conclusion of a tentative agreement is welcome news for our customers, and we want to thank them for their ongoing loyalty and support during this round of contract negotiations. It’s business as usual, and customers can continue to  make their travel plans on Air Canada with confidence.”