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An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX taxies to its gate. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Air Canada CEO: “Government Restrictions Are Preventing A Return To Normality”

Running a commercial airline is a tough job during the best of times, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even more difficult, especially when operating in an environment that restricts both domestic and international traffic. In a webinar hosted by Aviation Week, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu has explained some of the unique challenges that his carrier has been facing during the past three months, On top of the prohibition for all non-essential international travel from Canada and…

Air Canada Operates Final 767 Flight After 37 Years of…

On June 2, Air Canada operated the final mainline flight of the Boeing 767-300ER. Flight AC439 departed Montreal-Trudeau Airport at 6:30 p.m. local time and arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport at 7:27 p.m. local time. The final flight marked the end of a 37-year era for Air Canada's 767s.…

Air Canada Touts Success on Transatlantic Service

Air Canada is enjoying continued and increasing success in its transatlantic routes, particularly to Germany. Canada’s national carrier, including its low-cost variation Air Canada Rouge, has long been riding a wave of profitable years for its flights across the pond. In 2017, revenues on Canada-Germany routes had increased by 17…

Air Canada Outlines Fleet Overhaul Amid New Aircraft Arrivals

With new aircraft arriving from Boeing and Bombardier, Air Canada and its low-cost subsidiary Air Canada Rouge have announced several changes to their fleets. The expected changes will see modern and more efficient planes replace the current aging aircraft types in their fleets. The aircraft replacement concerns Air Canada’s Embraer…