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Air Canada Plane Crash-Lands in Gander

Air Canada Plane Crash-Lands in Gander

An Air Canada plane crash-landed Wednesday night at Gander International Airport in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Air Canada Express Flight 7804, a Beechcraft 1900 operated by Evas Air, was en route from Goose Bay when the incident occurred. It had 14 passengers and 2 crewmembers on board and sustained damage to its landing gear upon touchdown, the airline said in a statement.
All passengers walked off the aircraft and were taken to the …

Air Canada to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi on International Flights

Air Canada to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi on International Flights

Air Canada announced that it plans to offer in-flight Internet on international flights.
The carrier, in partnership with Gogo, will begin installing the company’s 2Ku system on its entire international fleet of wide-body aircraft this fall, beginning with its Boeing 777s.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of a minimum of 70 Mbps to the aircraft, seven times faster than Gogo’s fastest air-to-ground network.  It uses two Ku-band connections to send and receive …

Brussels Airlines to Add Toronto, Expand Service to Africa

Brussels Airlines to Add Toronto, Expand Service to Africa

Brussels Airlines announced it will begin new service to Toronto next April. The carrier also said it would expand its flights to Africa, as well as take delivery of two additional Airbus A330 planes in the near future.
Brussels Airlines will codeshare on the new route with Air Canada. The service will come in the wake of Jet Airways discontinuing its Brussels-Toronto route.
Additionally, the carrier plans to expand its service to …

Air Canada Announces Seasonal Vancouver-Dublin Flights

Air Canada Announces Seasonal Vancouver-Dublin Flights

Air Canada announced it will offer service connecting Vancouver with Dublin next summer.
The new seasonal route is part of an expansion of the airline’s Vancouver hub, which has included new flights to Brisbane, Australia and additional flights to London, England.
The thrice-weekly flights will start on June 10, 2016 and will be operated by Air Canada rouge using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft through October 8. Flights will depart Vancouver International Airport at …

Air Canada to Launch New Flights to 12 U.S Cities Next Year

Air Canada to Launch New Flights to 12 U.S Cities Next Year

Air Canada announced that it plans to begin new service to a total of 12 U.S. destinations from four Canadian cities next summer. The carrier will launch flights from Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver, with new destinations in the United States including Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
From Toronto, Air Canada will begin twice daily service to Washington Dulles International Airport on May 2, twice weekly service to …

Air Canada Reaches 10-Year Agreement with Flight Attendants

Air Canada Reaches 10-Year Agreement with Flight Attendants

Air Canada and the union that represents its flight attendants announced that the union’s members had ratified the ten-year agreement reached with the airline last month.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees, the union that represents approximately 6,500 Air Canada and 700 Air Canada rouge flight attendants, said that the agreement was approved by a “narrow margin” without providing details of the vote.
“This ten-year landmark agreement with CUPE is a historic …

Air Canada Reports Traffic, Load Factor Increase for October

Air Canada Reports Traffic, Load Factor Increase for October

Air Canada announced operational results for October 2015.  The carrier reported a year-over-year increase in both traffic and capacity, with a lower load factor for the month.
Total system traffic for the airline increased by 8.9% year-over-year to 5.507 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from 5.056 billion in October 2014.
The carrier’s capacity also rose, up 8%, to 6.645 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 6.159 billion in the same period …