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Porter Airlines and Aeroplan Announce Partnership

Porter Airlines and Aeroplan Announce Partnership

Canadian carrier Porter Airlines and Aimia, the owner of Air Canada’s frequent flyer program Aeroplan, announced plans to form a partnership to go into effect in 2020.
The tie-up, which would include a cooperative marketing program, would allow passengers on Porter to earn Aeroplan Miles on its route network. Porter would also become a redemption partner of Aeroplan as well.
The move follows the rejection of an offer for a consortium led …

Star Alliance Inaugurates its ‘Connection Service’ at Toronto Pearson

Star Alliance Inaugurates its ‘Connection Service’ at Toronto Pearson

Star Alliance announced that its Connection Service for passengers making tight flight connections is now up and running at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The Connection Service is designed to assist passengers connecting between two Star Alliance airlines even before the inbound flight lands. Agents monitor flights behind the scenes and can book alternative connections in cases where there are delays and help ensure such passengers make their onward flights.
Thirteen members of …

New Concourse Set to Open at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

New Concourse Set to Open at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

After several years of construction, Concourse A North at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is slated to open its gates to passengers later this month.
The new $200 million concourse is part of a $2.5 billion set of projects planned or underway at the airport, including an expanded roadway leading to the terminal and a new control tower.
The new expansion at Charlotte Douglas will “usher in a redefined identity and an enhanced …

Air Canada Launches Five New Domestic Routes from Montreal and Edmonton

Air Canada Launches Five New Domestic Routes from Montreal and Edmonton

Air Canada announced the start of five new regional routes on Monday.
The new non-stop flights include Montreal to Windsor; Montreal to London, Ontario; and Edmonton to Victoria, Calgary, and Comox.
The airline said it had inaugurated 25 new routes in the period from May 1 through July 2 including several new international ones out of Toronto to destinations including Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Shannon, and Zagreb and from Montreal to Dublin, and …

Air Canada Launches New Services for Families Flying Together

Air Canada Launches New Services for Families Flying Together

Air Canada said it is adding a variety of new services for families traveling together.
The new offerings include dedicated check-in counters at major hubs, complimentary family seating, gifts for travelers under 11, and early boarding. The airline will also offer priority booking in the event of schedule changes.
“Parents will be able to enjoy peace of mind so they can share in their children’s delight in the magic of flying,” said …

Air Canada ‘Super Elite’ Sues Airline After Status is Revoked for Using Airport Lounges Without Flying

Air Canada ‘Super Elite’ Sues Airline After Status is Revoked for Using Airport Lounges Without Flying

A Vancouver businessman is suing Air Canada for revoking his elite status and allegedly writing negative comments about him in his profile with the airline.
The case was filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on June 19, 2018.
Eric Wong’s status in the Altitude frequent flyer program was taken away after his plans changed after having visited the airline’s Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver International Airport on January 10, 2016 …

Air Canada Links Toronto with Kamloops and Nanaimo, Montreal with Victoria

Air Canada Links Toronto with Kamloops and Nanaimo, Montreal with Victoria

Air Canada launched three new routes linking British Columbia with other Canadian destinations this week.
The Montreal-based carrier added on Thursday non-stop service from Kamloops to Toronto and is inaugurating non-stop seasonal service from Victoria to Montreal and from Nanaimo to Toronto.
Toronto-Kamloops will operate thrice weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, while Toronto-Nanaimo will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
The new routes “will open up more …