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Air Canada to Increase Frequency for Multiple International Flights from Vancouver

Air Canada to Increase Frequency for Multiple International Flights from Vancouver

Air Canada announced an increase in frequency for multiple international flights starting in Vancouver.
The Montreal-based carrier plans to increase service from Vancouver to Delhi to daily flights as of June 2, 2019. In addition, service between Vancouver and Melbourne will operate four times per week and summer service to from Vancouver to and from Zürich will operate five times per week. Finally, flights from Vancouver to Kansai will operate five …

Air Canada Opens Maple Leaf Lounge in Saskatoon

Air Canada Opens Maple Leaf Lounge in Saskatoon

Air Canada announced the opening of a Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The new lounge is the airline’s 23rd and showcases local design and art, including artwork by two Saskatchewan artists, Shawn Evans and Holly Friesen.
The art draws on the pastoral landscape of Saskatchewan, the airline said. It also features Canadian-made furniture and the maple wood screens typical of other Maple Leaf lounges.
The …

Air Canada Reports Data Breach Impacting Customer Information

Air Canada Reports Data Breach Impacting Customer Information

Air Canada said Thursday that the airline had experienced a data breach that impacted personal information for approximately 20,000 customers.
The data “may potentially have been improperly accessed” via the airline’s mobile app and Air Canada is requiring a password change for all of its 1.7 million accounts as a precaution before customers can access their accounts.
In an e-mail to customers, the airline said it “recently detected unusual log in behaviour …

Air Canada Appoints Sr. Vice President for Regional Markets

Air Canada Appoints Sr. Vice President for Regional Markets

Air Canada announced the appointment of Ferio Pugliese to the position of senior vice president for government relations and regional markets.
Mr. Pugliese has held senior positions at WestJet, WestJet Encore, and HydroOne. He replaces Kevin Howlett, who will retire from the airline in November after 45 years of service.
“As a global carrier connecting 64 Canadian cities and communities to more than 220 worldwide markets on six continents, one of Air …

Air Canada-led Consortium to Acquire Aeroplan Frequent Flyer Program

Air Canada-led Consortium to Acquire Aeroplan Frequent Flyer Program

A consortium led by Air Canada announced plans on Tuesday to acquire Aeroplan from Aimia. Aeroplan is the airline’s frequent flyer program although it was spun off from the carrier 13 years ago.
The group, which includes TD Bank, CIBC, and Visa Canada, will pay 450 million Canadian dollars ($345 million). It will also assume approximately 19 billion Canadian dollars in frequent-flyer mile liabilities.
“We are pleased to see that an agreement …

Air France-KLM Appoints Former Air Canada COO Benjamin Smith as CEO

Air France-KLM Appoints Former Air Canada COO Benjamin Smith as CEO

Air France-KLM announced the appointment of Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s chief operating officer and president, to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Smith, who will assume the position no later than September 30, 2018, is charged with revitalizing Air France and providing “a new strategic impulse” to the company.
“Benjamin is a world-renowned leader in the airline sector who successfully transformed Air Canada,” said Anne-Marie Couderc, the non-executive chairman of Air …

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 …