Tag: Air Canada

Air Canada makes protective face coverings mandatory

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2020 00:21

Following Transport Canada's directive today, Air Canada is making its recommended face-covering practice mandatory as an additional safeguard for its customers and crew. This requirement will apply to customers at ... Read More

Air Canada modifying its 777-300ER planes to transport cargo in passenger cabin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2020 19:01

Air Canada today said it is re-configuring the cabins of three of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to give them additional cargo capacity. The first aircraft conversion is complete and is ... Read More

Air Canada workers to receive income top-up

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020 16:44

Air Canada announced that it intends to use a new federal wage supplement plan to top up the pay of more than 3,000 Unifor members who were placed on Off ... Read More

Air Canada to reduce capacity by 90% due to Covid-19 impact

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020 16:07

Air Canada said that due to the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 upon its business, the airline will reduce capacity for the Second Quarter of 2020 by 85%-90% compared to last ... Read More

Air Canada: Six special flights to repatriate Canadians stranded abroad

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2020 22:13

Air Canada will operate six special flights from Lima, Barcelona and Quito this week to enable Canadians stranded by COVID-19 crisis abroad to return home. The flights, operated in collaboration ... Read More

Air Canada announces special flight to bring Canadians home from Morocco

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 22:14

Air Canada announced today that the airline, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, will operate a special flight March 21 from Morocco to bring Canadians home. "We understand it's ... Read More

Air Canada to ‘gradually suspend’ US and international flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020 23:45

Air Canada said today that it will gradually suspend the majority of its international and U.S. transborder flights by March 31, 2020 in response to decisions by national governments, including ... Read More

Air Canada continues fleet modernization with its first Airbus A220-300

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020 09:15

Air Canada today unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300, before employees and special guests at the airline's Montreal headquarters. Built in Mirabel, Quebec, the Bombardier-designed aircraft ... Read More

Customer service agents reach deal with Air Canada

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020 08:52

Unifor Local 2002, the union representing customer service agents in call centers and airports, customer journey management and customer relations representatives have reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada. "Congratulations ... Read More

Air Canada takes delivery of its first Airbus A220 jet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019 23:45

Air Canada has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 program facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order ... Read More

Airbus unveils Air Canada’s first A220

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 8, 2019 22:46

Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 was unveiled this week when it rolled out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. In December, Air Canada will ... Read More

‘Ladies and gentlemen’ do not fly Air Canada any more

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 16:29

Addressing passengers as ‘ladies and gentlemen’ is discriminatory against those who don’t identify as either, Air Canada has decided. So no more gentlefolk on board, let’s just call them ‘everybody’. ... Read More

Air Canada unveils Maple Leaf Lounge Express at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 16:39

Air Canada today unveiled another convenient way for premium customers to work or relax prior to their flight with the Maple Leaf Lounge Express, located in the Toronto Pearson International ... Read More

Barbados Tourism launches summer campaign in US and Canada

editor editor- June 12, 2019 02:06

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has officially launched its summer campaign for 2019: “Brilliant Barbados Fly into Savings.” The promotion, which will run in both the US and Canada between ... Read More

Vancouver International Airport expansion updates

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:40

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated a major milestone with a steel topping ceremony for the expansion of the airport's International Terminal Building, known as Pier D. The event marked the ... Read More

Air Canada: Daily Montreal-Raleigh flights inaugurated

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 01:04

Air Canada today inaugurated a new, non-stop service between Montreal and Raleigh, North Carolina. This morning's departure of Air Canada flight AC8178 marks the beginning of daily flights from Montreal ... Read More

American Airlines adds second weekly service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 00:35

American Airlines (AA) will be adding a second weekly service from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Argyle International Airport (SVD). This was confirmed by AA Manager for the ... Read More

Air Canada 2018 corporate sustainability report

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 21:12

Air Canada today issued Citizens of the World, its 2018 corporate sustainability report. The report details the airline's progress in key areas of sustainability and is supported by an extensive ... Read More

Carsten Spohr New IATA Board Chairman

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 06:42

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Lufthansa Group Chief Executive Officer, Carsten Spohr, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a ... Read More

Air Canada celebrates 25 years of service to Seoul, South Korea

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 19:38

Air Canada celebrated 25 years of nonstop service between Canada and Seoul, South Korea today. Prior to the departure of today's flight AC63 from YVR to Seoul , a celebration ... Read More

Star Alliance launches Connection Service at Newark Liberty International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 18:45

The Star Alliance Connection Service is now available at Newark Liberty International Airport. This assists passengers with tight connections between two Star Alliance member airline flights. Dedicated Connection Service staff ... Read More

Air Canada’s union: TSB rule on leaving carry-on baggage behind in an emergency must be implemented

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 23:45

The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency. "The recent ... Read More

YQB 5K: 1,200 to run Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport’s runway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 19:50

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be holding the first YQB 5K, where some 1,200 participants will have the chance to run the ... Read More

Air Canada announces election of directors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 23:35

Air Canada announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 25, 2019 were elected as directors of Air Canada at the company's Annual ... Read More

Air Canada updates schedule due to ongoing grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 00:15

Air Canada said today that to provide customers greater certainty for their summer travel plans it has further adjusted its schedule through to August 1 and taken other measures, including ... Read More

Major tour operators converging on Barbados for 2019 meeting with tourism partners

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 00:36

Three weeks away from the May 1 start of the premier business-to-business marketplace, Connect Barbados, with over 100 participants - inclusive of 56 tour operators, have already registered to come ... Read More

Václav Havel Airport Prague: Here comes summer

editor editor- March 30, 2019 02:35

Spring may have just officially sprung on March 20, but in Prague, summer is starting in just 2 days, and tourists are ready to travel. On Sunday, March 31, 2019, ... Read More

Aéroports de Montréal: Record number of travelers at Montréal-Trudeau

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 01:30

Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) today announced its operating results for the year ended December 31, 2018. A record number of travelers were welcomed at Montréal-Trudeau, leading to a strong 7.0% ... Read More

Tourisme Montréal celebrates excellence, pays tribute to Air Canada’s Calin Rovinescu

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 19:36

Leaders from Montréal's tourism industry were honored yesterday at the Distinction Awards, an annual gala celebrating innovative business strategies. The event, which took place at the Montreal Museum of Fine ... Read More

Air Canada suspends 2019 Financial Guidance over Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 17:13

Air Canada announced today that, following Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until further notice, the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary grounding order and Boeing's ... Read More

Flights delays compounding due to Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounding

editor editor- March 14, 2019 21:03

Since the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jets due to safety issues, spring break travelers are experiencing delays upon delays. Airlines and travel agents are busy trying to accommodate passengers ... Read More

Chorus Aviation announces executive realignment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 16:05

Chorus Aviation Inc. announced today executive appointments to support its growth and diversification strategies. These appointments provide the expertise and focus required to further strengthen Chorus and build on the ... Read More

Barbados Tourism announces solid 2018 performance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 02:10

CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has revealed that Barbados enjoyed a 2.7% increase in stay-over arrivals last year, compared to the corresponding period in ... Read More

Toronto to Quito on Air Canada: A great development for Ecuador Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 12:06

Air Canada will launch new, non-stop service between Toronto and Quito, Ecuador.The new route, to be operated three-times weekly on a seasonal basis by Air Canada Rouge, will be the first non-stop service to Ecuador from Canada when ... Read More

Montreal to São Paulo now nonstop on Air Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 12:04

Air Canada announced a new winter service from Montreal to São Paulo, Brazil, the only non-stop flights between the two cities. This new route to São Paulo will commence on ... Read More

Air Canada Toronto to Honolulu nonstop on Dreamliner

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 12:03

Air Canada will operate its seasonal service between Toronto and Honolulu next winter with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers traveling between Toronto and Hawaii.  Dreamliner service will be available on the Toronto-Honolulu route beginning December 14, 2019 and will operate ... Read More