Air Canada

Air Canada to Acquire Leisure Carrier Air Transat Parent

Air Canada to Acquire Leisure Carrier Air Transat Parent

Air Canada announced Thursday it plans to acquire tour operator Transat AT, owner of Canadian leisure airline Air Transat, for 520 million Canadian dollars ($387 million).
“A combination with Transat represents a great opportunity for stakeholders of both companies,” said Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu. “The acquisition presents a unique opportunity to compete with the very best in the world when it comes to leisure travel.”
The move will also allow Air …

Air Canada Updates Schedule Due to Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada Updates Schedule Due to Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada said on Thursday that it made additional changes to its flying schedule through July as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.
The 737 Max was grounded worldwide due to the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max that had similarities to the October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max. The airline removed the 737 Max, which accounted for 6% of its total flights, from …

Air Canada Updating May, June Schedule Due to Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada Updating May, June Schedule Due to Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada said on Tuesday that it made additional changes to its flying schedule for May and is adjusting its schedule for June as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.
The 737 Max was grounded worldwide as the result of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max that had similarities to the October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max. The airline removed the 737 …

Air Canada Suspending Some Routes, Substituting Aircraft, As It Adjusts Schedule After Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada Suspending Some Routes, Substituting Aircraft, As It Adjusts Schedule After Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada announced changes to its flying schedule that came about as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.
The 737 Max was grounded worldwide as the result of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max that had similarities to the October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max.
The Montreal-based airline currently has 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet and had expected to take delivery …

Air Canada and American Express Renew Their Relationship as Launch of New Frequent-Flyer Program Nears

Air Canada and American Express Renew Their Relationship as Launch of New Frequent-Flyer Program Nears

Air Canada, which had entered into an agreement in principle with American Express for its future participation in its frequent-flyer program as part of the airline’s acquisition of Aimia Canada, which owned Aeroplan, said on Thursday that the two had agreed to renew their partnership.
Aeroplan is the airline’s frequent flyer program that it spun off 13 years ago.
The deal was first announced in August of last year.
Air Canada said it …

Air Canada to Launch Vancouver-Auckland, Quito-Toronto, Dreamliner Service on Toronto-Honolulu

Air Canada to Launch Vancouver-Auckland, Quito-Toronto, Dreamliner Service on Toronto-Honolulu

Air Canada announced plans for new seasonal service connecting Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand, and Quito, Ecuador, and Toronto as well as Dreamliner service between Toronto and Honolulu.
The Montreal-based airline will introduce the Vancouver-Auckland service on December 12. It will run through March 2020.
The airline will operate the quarce-weekly service linking Vancouver International Airport and Auckland Airport using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Thrice-weekly service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Aeropuerto …

Air Canada to Offer Seasonal Service Linking Calgary and London, Ontario

Air Canada to Offer Seasonal Service Linking Calgary and London, Ontario

Air Canada announced plans to introduce new non-stop daily seasonal flights between Calgary and London, Ontario.
The flights, which will be operated by Air Canada Rouge, will start on June 24, 2019 and continue through mid-October.
Air Canada Rouge will operate the flights using Airbus A319 aircraft with 12 seats in its Premium Rouge premium-class cabin, eight seats in its Rouge Plus premium-economy lite section, and 116 coach seats. Seats in Premium …