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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 …

Air Canada’s U.S. Workers Ratify 10-Year Union Contract

Air Canada’s U.S. Workers Ratify 10-Year Union Contract

Air Canada and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced that the airline’s U.S.-based workers have ratified the tentative agreement that was reached in July.
“This outcome underscores the IBT’s and our employees’ alignment with Air Canada’s successful business strategy to continue building a sustainably profitable, global business,” said Craig Landry, the airline’s executive vice president for operations.
The union represents 700 Air Canada employees that work in the United States including customer …

Air Canada Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through February 2020

Air Canada Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through February 2020

Air Canada announced additional changes to its flying schedule through early next year as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. The change will give it “scheduling predictability” as the airline begins the implementation of a new reservations system.
As a result, the airline has removed the aircraft from its schedule until February 14, 2019.
“We are taking this prudent step as a result of the ongoing regulatory uncertainty …

Air Canada to Begin Montreal-Bogota Service Next Year

Air Canada to Begin Montreal-Bogota Service Next Year

Air Canada announced that it plans to offer new thrice-weekly service to Bogota from Montreal on June 2 next year.
Flights will depart Montreal at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving in Bogota at 4:14 a.m. the next morning. Return flights will depart Bogota at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving in Montreal at 4:20 p.m.
The carrier will operate the route using Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER …