Air Canada Orders 30 Electric Regional Aircraft

Air Canada announced the signing of an agreement with Heart Aerospace of Sweden for the purchase of 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft. The battery-powered aircraft is currently under development and is expected to enter into service in 2028. With zero emissions and an expected charging time of 30  to 50 minutes,…

Canadian Carrier Flair Airlines’ Ownership Row Escalates

The ownership row over Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines escalated this week with the issuing of a joint statement by two major industry bodies. The National Airlines Council of Canada and the Air Transport Association of Canada are calling on the Canadian federal government to reject the Edmonton-based airline’s request…

Air Canada Announces Summer Flight Resumptions

After a relatively challenging and slightly positive year, Air Canada saw encouraging numbers in its latest financial results. In fact, the numbers were encouraging enough for the Canadian flag carrier to reverse its previous decision to cancel 12 ordered Airbus A220s — a decision that was made in November 2020…

Air Canada Reports Positive Recovery Signs in Final Quarter of…

Air Canada has posted its 2021 financial year results that indicate a strong final quarter finish to the year with an unexpected positive EBITDA — a common proxy for operational profitability that stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization — for the first time in seven quarters. By…

Ottawa Airport Notes Some Interference with Ongoing ‘Freedom Convoy’

The ongoing “Freedom Convoy” that is occurring in Canadian capital of Ottawa has made its way to the airport. On Thursday, the airport noted that traffic had become fixated on taking the airport loop and driving very slowly to disrupt travelers from making their way to the terminal. A couple…

WestJet Reduces Flight Operations By 20% in March

Canadian airline WestJet is set to reduce flight operations across its network by 20% in March, citing continued restrictions for international travel. The Calgary, Canada-based carrier will also be extending reductions in capacity that were implemented for January and February. “It’s disappointing that Canada remains stagnant in its approach and…

Air Canada Announces Atlantic and South American Network Expansion

Air Canada has announced their Summer 2022 schedule in a further sign of positive growth and confidence as the airline industry recovers from the impacts of the pandemic. The airline’s plans for Europe, Africa, and The Middle East include year-round and seasonal services. Barcelona, Venice, Nice, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Reykjavik…

Air Canada Recommences Ties With India

The question of when to safely reopen Canada's borders for certain international travelers remains a constant conversation amongst many world leaders during the ongoing Covid-19 ordeal. Many major airlines continue to monitor travel restrictions and must adjust their flight schedules and route network to adhere to the imposed entry restrictions.…

Air Canada Rouge Returns to the Skies

Air Canada's leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, resumed service this week for the first time since the spring season.  The resumption of services ends their almost seven-month suspension. In February, Air Canada paused operations to Mexico and the Caribbean at the request of the Canadian government. Since Air Canada Rouge primarily served…