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The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 43: Airlines Expediting Recoveries

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor. Delta Unblocks Middle Seats This week’s episode begins with a look at Delta Air Lines’ decision to unblock middle seats for flights on or after May 1. The airline was…

Air Canada and Air Transat Forgo Merger Following Challenges

Following two years worth of debate and speculation, the Air Canada and Air Transat merger is officially off the table. Both parties agreed to terminate the Arrangement Agreement and will go their separate ways following nearly two years of attempting to merge. The deal was originally constructed in June 2019…

Air Canada Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Even as the ongoing pandemic and climate change have spurred ongoing the environmental, ethical, social and economical discussions and affected lives of the most fragile people across the globe, Air Canada announced its long-term commitment to advancing climate sustainability throughout its business by adopting an ambitious climate target to realize…

Grounded Air Transat Investigates Alternatives To Air Canada Deal

Canadian leisure airline Air Transat is exploring its options as the takeover deal that would see it become part of the Air Canada Group is still being vetted by the European Commission. The Montreal-based carrier grounded all its flights on Jan. 29 following the decision by the Canadian government to…

Air Canada Unveils Special TCA Livery

Air Canada on Thursday revealed a new special retro livery on one of its new Airbus A220 aircraft. The plane, registered as C-GNBN, features the livery of Trans-Canada Air Lines, the immediate predecessor to what is now known as Air Canada. Air Canada posted pictures of the aircraft, which is…

Air Canada Rouge Announces Suspension of Operations

According to reports from CBC News, leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge has announced that they will be suspending flights until further notice. The airline, a leisure-based subsidiary of Air Canada, will operate its last flight on Feb. 8.  Usually, Air Canada Rouge operates flights to sun and leisure destinations in…

Canadian Airlines Suspend Flights to Mexico and Caribbean Until May

Many countries are still adopting restriction measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While the vaccination process is slowly advancing, governments are finding themselves having to deal with the third wave. With the appearance of new strains from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa, travel restrictions, mostly…

Delta Awarded ‘Diamond’ APEX Rating for Cleanliness

Delta has earned a Diamond rating from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying for customer safety throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rating is the highest of the three-tiered certification for the award determined through an independent health and safety audit. The audit consists of an online questionnaire covering…

Canada’s Major Carriers Enact Necessary Cuts

 The COVID-19 crisis remains a daunting obstacle for airlines. As a result, the airlines continue to constantly monitor travel demand and resume flight operations, accordingly. Also, airlines can allocate and shift their resources to accommodate the revised schedules and adjusted policies. Many major airlines must modify their route network and…

Negative Covid-19 Test Required for Airline Passenger Arrivals into Canada

In a further blow to the aviation industry, the Canadian government has announced that inbound air travelers to the country will need to present a negative Coronavirus test prior to departing for Canada. The requirement for the test will be in addition to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period upon arrival…