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American, Air Canada, BA, United, Lufthansa All Suspend Flights to China

American, Air Canada, BA, United, Lufthansa All Suspend Flights to China

As the coronavirus continued to vex Asia, more airlines announced they would cancel flights to China.
American Airlines said it would cancel flights from Los Angeles to Beijing and Shanghai from February 9 through March 27, 2020.
British Airways said it too would cancel flights to China, but didn’t specify a timeframe for resumption of service.
Air Canada, meanwhile, said it would suspend flights to and from China from January 30 through February …

Air Canada, WestJet Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into June

Air Canada, WestJet Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into June

The two Canadian airlines that have had to ground their Boeing 737 Max aircraft – Air Canada and WestJet – said they had delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft June 2020, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the 11-month mark.
Air Canada said Wednesday it would begin 737 Max flights on June 30, while WestJet said it would extend the cancellation of 737 Max flights …

Boeing Delays Relaunch of 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing Delays Relaunch of 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing said Tuesday it would further delay the return of the beleaguered 737 Max aircraft to the skies, indicating it would be flying midyear at the earliest.
“We are informing our customers and suppliers that we are currently estimating that the ungrounding of the 737 MAX will begin during mid-2020,” the airline said in a statement.
The new estimate takes into account “our experience to date with the certification process,” the company …

Air Canada Launches Non-Stop Service Linking Montreal and Brazil

Air Canada Launches Non-Stop Service Linking Montreal and Brazil

Air Canada announced the start of non-stop service between Montreal and São Paulo on Thursday.
The thrice-weekly flights will operate through March 27, 2020.
The airline will operate the service using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, equipped with 21 lie-flat seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy, and 247 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 21” wide and have a pitch of 80”.
Air Canada also operates non-stop service from Toronto to …

Air Canada Introduces New Service Linking Montreal with Nashville and Calgary with Boston

Air Canada Introduces New Service Linking Montreal with Nashville and Calgary with Boston

Air Canada announced several new non-stop routes between the United States and Canada including new summer seasonal service linking Nashville and Montreal and Boston and Calgary.  The airline said it was adding a second daily flight between Vancouver and Newark.
The Montreal-Nashville route will be operated using Embraer E-175 aircraft with 12 seats in the business-class cabin and 64 seats in coach.  Seat in business are 20” wide and have a …

Air Canada Plans to Increase Service to Paris Next Summer

Air Canada Plans to Increase Service to Paris Next Summer

Air Canada said it will increase the frequent of its Paris flights from Montreal and Toronto in the summer of 2020.
The carrier will add three additional flights per week from Montreal and four from Toronto to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport between July 2 and August 28, 2020.
The increase translates into three daily flights between Paris and Montreal on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during that period and two daily flights …

Air Canada Debuts New App for iPhone and Android

Air Canada Debuts New App for iPhone and Android

Air Canada announced the release of a version of its smartphone app, for both iOS- and Android-powered devices.
Version 5.0 brings significant new functionality to the app including interactive airport maps, upgrade and standby lists that update in real time, inbound flight tracking, downloadable boarding passes, and automatic flight notifications.
“Air Canada is focused on making travel easier and more comfortable for everyone, particularly through the use of the latest technologies,” said …