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Flair Airlines Expands Route Map Alongside Incoming New Aircraft

Flair Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier based in Kelowna, British Columbia, has announced service to five new cities, more than doubling its current route map. The airline, which began operations in 2005, will add service to Calgary, Halifax, Prince George, Saskatoon and Victoria this summer. With a current fleet of seven Boeing 737-400 aircraft, the growth in new routes is expected to come from the two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft expected to arrive this summer, along with four additional aircraft in…

Aircraft Departure Leads to Gold and Silver Rain in Russia

Last week, a Russian airplane lost over three metric tons of gold bars during take-off from the airport of Yakutsk in Siberia. The precious cargo inside the Nimbus Airlines Antonov AN-12 had shifted during taxiing and damaged the freight door. When the plane accelerated for takeoff, the door opened and…

WestJet Announces Surprising Executive Leadership Change

Canada’s second-largest airline, WestJet, announced last week that their long-time CEO Gregg Saretsky would be retiring with immediate effect.  The move on Thursday surprised many in the aviation industry given the immediacy of the decision and Saretsky’s success in leading WestJet as it evolved from a low-cost carrier into a…

Canadian Government Looking to Replace ‘Can Force One’

When the U.S. government announced the replacement of the VC-25 fleet, known as 'Air Force One' when the President is onboard, Canada did not want to be far behind. The Canadian government confirmed plans to replace its own, much more modest version of private air transport for the country’s leader,…

Air Canada Debuts New Ad Highlighting Team Canada and the…

Air Canada released a new ad, right after flying 750 members of Team Canada’s Olympic team to PyeongChang. This ad celebrates Team Canada and was featured in the broadcast of the Olympic Opening Ceremony. The ad, “Our Time,” features Team Canada athletes and the different values of Canada that makes…

Porter Airlines: A Journey to Bring Luxury to Regional Travel

Disclaimer: This article may contain opinions from the author based on his first-hand experiences with this airline.  In Canada, a small airline based in Toronto is redefining the term "regional airline." Porter Airlines, with its main hub at Toronto's Billy Bishop City Airport and a fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft,…

American Adds New Flights to Canada Starting in 2018

As of Nov. 28, American Airlines announced that it will add additional flights to various cities in  Canada throughout 2018. “We began service to Canada over 75 years ago, making it our longest-served international destination,” said Vasu Raja, American’s vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “The country is filled with…

WestJet Announces WestJet Link, Plans Regional Air Service Expansion

WestJet has announced WestJet Link, a regional air service that will be operating under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Pacific Coastal Airlines. Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President expressed how the airline will continue to connect Canada: "A CPA with Pacific Coastal underscores WestJet's commitment to offering more Canadians access…

Canada’s Evolving Market for Low-Cost Carriers

 Canada is a market that most tend not to think of in regards to the aviation industry in comparison to the U.S. However, the industry is slowly beginning to gain ground in recent years, with the busiest airport in Canada, Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), serving over 40 million passengers…

Air Transat Increases Competition for Glasgow Operations

Canadian-based leisure carrier Air Transat has been operating flights from Glasgow to Canada for the last 25 years. Air Transat says that there currently is an increase in demand for flights from Glasgow to Canada of 12% for their summer season. Lesley Kane, the UK sales director at Air Transat…