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Air Canada Details Initial Routes and Onboard Design for A220 Fleet

Air Canada has unveiled which routes their new Airbus A220-300s will be deployed on, with the first one arriving in December of this year. From May next year, the airline will fly between Montreal's Trudeau airport to Seattle and Toronto Pearson to San Jose. The Canadian flag carrier ordered 45 of the then known C Series aircraft from Bombardier back in 2016 to replace the outgoing Embraer E190s. The airline expects to phase out all 18 E190s that the carrier…

Air Canada Extends 737 MAX Grounding into 2020

Air Canada has announced that it will be extending its 737 MAX cancellations until Jan. 8, 2020, now, despite turning a profit in the second quarter of 2019. The carrier is expecting the prolonged cancellations to impact its financials, with capacity declining by two percent during the third quarter of…

Air Canada Enters Talks To Finalize Air Transat Acquisition

On Thursday, Air Canada announced that it has commenced exclusive talks with fellow Quebec-based Transat A.T. Inc., owner of Air Transat, for a full takeover of the Canadian leisure carrier. The publically proposed transaction is valued at approximately $387.5 million or $13.00 per share, a 23 percent premium to the…

Victoria Sees Continued Decrease in U.S. Connections Following Upcoming Delta…

Victoria International Airport, serving the British Columbia capital city of Victoria, will see its number of nonstop connections to the United States continue to decrease as Delta Air Lines has decided to cease service to the city. Delta currently serves the city with a sole route from nearby Seattle-Tacoma International…

Air Canada, WestJet and Air Transat Seek to Adopt Higher…

Canada’s three major airlines individually announced this month that they would seek shareholder approval to amend their articles of incorporation to increase the limits of foreign ownership. The official announcements by St. Laurent, Quebec-based Air Canada, Calgary-based WestJet and Montreal-based Air Transat follow the passing of the Transportation Modernization Act…

Unruly Passenger Results in Unscheduled Landing in Canada

On Sunday, an Air Canada flight headed for Switzerland made an unscheduled landing in St. John’s, Canada due to “an intoxicated and disruptive passenger.” According to CTV’s report, AC 878 took off from Toronto heading to Zurich, but not without a disturbance from an onboard passenger. A man had tried…

Trip Report: Flying on an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 in…

I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in Germany - always a good destination during Christmas market season - and of course, one of the best parts about it was getting to spend some time on an aircraft again. While there were several options to fly me from Frankfurt…

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 to Operate 737 MAX Between Montreal and Bordeaux,…

Air Canada announced the introduction of new seasonal service to Bordeaux, France, the world’s wine capital, from their hub in Montreal Friday. The service commences on June 15, 2019, and will operate four days a week until Sept. 15, 2019. The flights to and from Bordeaux will also be timed…

United Follows JetBlue’s Lead with Latest Change

United Airlines, this week, has joined Jetblue Airways in raising their fees for checked bags. Both airlines will now charge customers $30 for the first checked bag. Second checked bags, on United, will cost $40 within the US, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Caribbean and Central America and on United flights…