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Ethiopian Receives New Dash 8-400

Ethiopian Airlines has signed an eight-year operating lease agreement with specialist regional aircraft lessor TrueNoord for a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (MSN 4621). This is TrueNoord's first lease program in Africa and, according to the lessor, funding for the aircraft was provided by TrueNoord’s revolving warehouse facility, underwritten by Citibank, Société Générale and Royal Bank of Canada. Pillsbury acted as legal counsel for TrueNoord on the acquisition with Milbank advising on the financing and Clifford Chance advising the lenders.…

Avianca Announces New Domestic, International Routes

Avianca continues to expand its network of destinations and strengthen connectivity both within Colombia and across the Americas. After announcing the launch of five new routes that will begin to operate at the end of the year, in addition to the reactivation of seven more routes from September, the Colombian…

Bombardier Announces Challenger 350 Revamp

Bombardier introduced their super mid-size Challenger 3500 aircraft at their production facility in Montreal on Tuesday morning. The aircraft is a revamp of their already-existing Challenger 350 aircraft, originally introduced in 2014. While maintaining many of the 350’s features relating to performance, reliability and comfortability of ride, the manufacturer looks…

Lufthansa Plans First 787 Dreamliner Route

Lufthansa announced that the first commercial route to be served by its new Boeing 787-9 fleet will be Frankfurt-Toronto Pearson, starting this Winter. The company has undergone a profound restructuring of its long-haul fleet amid the challenges derived from the COVID-19 crisis, and it is ready to start operating the…

Canada To Reopen To Vaccinated Travellers From September 7

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirmed on Friday, Sept. 3, that vaccinated travellers entering the country will be welcome. In a statement, the CBSA said, “Effective September 7, foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel.” In effect, the confirmation of…

WestJet Looks to California As US-Canada Border Reopens

Earlier this year, several leaders in the international community — particularly from countries that are hotspots for tourists and leisure travel — reopened their borders after vaccines had reached significant penetration levels in developed international markets, hoping to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus. After having its transborder closure…

Canadian Government To Require All Airline Employees To Be Vaccinated

The government of Canada has announced that significant measures will be enacted from as early as the end of September requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. In the announcement issued Friday, major changes will be implemented for the aviation and wider transport industries. Canada will “require employees…

WestJet, KLM Expand Codeshare To Prepare For International Travel

The summer travel season has reached its peak, and several countries already reopened their borders with relaxed entry requirements and have eased Covid-19 mandates. As a result, several major airlines have revived key routes and unveiled new flight operations to recapture as much of the market as possible since the…

Porter Airlines Looking For Pastures New With Embraer E195-E2 Order

In an unexpected move that has revitalized the hopes of fledgling Canadian carrier Porter Airlines, an order for 30 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft with an option for 50 further units has been announced by the Toronto City Airport-based airline and the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. The Embraer E195-E2, nicknamed “The Profit Maker,”…

Air Canada Begins Upward Trend Towards Recovery

Many people have been forced to quarantine at home and follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 for over a year, leading many to be eager for a return to the skies and being able to travel freely, which can be seen by already crowded airports and fuller…