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Transat Shareholders Approve Air Canada Takeover

Transat Shareholders Approve Air Canada Takeover

Transat A.T announced that its shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of Air Canada’s 720 million Canadian dollar ($541.4 million) takeover offer.
“We are delighted by the shareholder support for the arrangement,” said Jean-Marc Eustache, Transat’s CEO.
Following the closing of the acquisition, which still requires legal and regulatory approval, Air Canada will continue to use the Transat and Air Transat brands and the Transat unit will remain headquartered in Montreal.
“For shareholders of …

Air Canada Plans to Open New Routes Such as Montreal-Seattle, Toronto-San Jose, with New Airbus A220-300

Air Canada Plans to Open New Routes Such as Montreal-Seattle, Toronto-San Jose, with New Airbus A220-300

Air Canada said Wednesday it will introduce two new routes next year that it will operate using Airbus A220-300s.
“The A220-300 will open new markets such as the Montreal-Seattle and Toronto-San Jose flights,” the airline said.
The two routes – Montreal-Seattle and Toronto-San Jose, California – will launch in the spring.
Air Canada’s Airbus A220-300s will have 12 seats in the business-class cabin and 125 in coach. Seats in business will be in a …

Air Canada Increases Bid for Transat with Support from Largest Shareholder

Air Canada Increases Bid for Transat with Support from Largest Shareholder

Air Canada announced it will raise its takeover offer for Transat A.T. following pressure from large Transat investors who demanded more for their stakes in the Canadian leisure airline and tour operator.
The company said that its new offer of $18 a share or $720 million – an increase from the original $13 a share offer – had the support of Transat’s largest shareholder, Letko Brosseau and Associates, which controls close …

Air Canada Introduces ‘On-Board Goodies’ and ‘Fun’ Meals for Kids

Air Canada Introduces ‘On-Board Goodies’ and ‘Fun’ Meals for Kids

Air Canada announced new programs for children traveling on the airline.
The airline already offers dedicated check-in counters at major hubs, complimentary family seating, gifts for travelers under 11, and early boarding. The airline also offers priority booking in the event of schedule changes.
The carrier is adding a dedicated check-in counter at Calgary International Airport and is introducing new “on-board travel goodies” and “fun” meal options for children flying on Air …

Air Canada to Restart Flights to India in Early October

Air Canada to Restart Flights to India in Early October

Air Canada said Tuesday it will resume flights to India following the reopening of Pakistan’s airspace to foreign countries.
The Canadian flag carrier said it plans to restart flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport on October 1, and return flights on October 3.
Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority closed the country’s airspace to all commercial flights in February. The move followed the shooting down of two Indian jets.
Air …

United, Air Canada to Resume Flights to India Following Reopening of Pakistan Airspace

United, Air Canada to Resume Flights to India Following Reopening of Pakistan Airspace

United Airlines and Air Canada will resume flights to India following the reopening of Pakistan’s airspace to foreign countries, the two announced separately.
Pakistan closed its airspace in February 2019.
United’s flights linking Newark to both Mumbai and Delhi will start on September 6, 2019 and its seasonal service between Delhi and San Francisco will resume on schedule on December 5. Air Canada’s Toronto-Delhi service will commence operations on October 1.
Air Canada will …

At Least 37 Injured on Air Canada Flight En Route to Australia

At Least 37 Injured on Air Canada Flight En Route to Australia

An Air Canada flight bound for Sidney, Australia, encountered severe turbulence, resulting in at least 37 injuries.
Air Canada Flight 33 departed Vancouver International Airport at 12:33 a.m.   The Boeing 777, which was 600 miles (965 kilometers) past Honolulu when the turbulence struck, diverted to Daniel K. Inouye Airport approximately six hoursinto the flight.
“We just hit turbulence pretty quick,” one passenger told local station KHN, adding that “lots of people hit …