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Lufthansa to Take Over Air Canada’s Seasonal Service from Ottawa to Frankfurt

Lufthansa to Take Over Air Canada’s Seasonal Service from Ottawa to Frankfurt

Star Alliance partners Lufthansa and Air Canada announced that the German flag carrier would begin to operate summer seasonal service linking Ottawa and Frankfurt and that Air Canada would discontinue its own service after this year.
The last Air Canada flight on the route will be operated on October 24, 2019. Lufthansa will take over the route on May 16, 2020 and operate it through October 24, 2020.
The Ottawa-Frankfurt service will …

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada will deploy Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on its non-stop daily service between Ottawa International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport next spring, the airline said.
The three-cabin Boeing 787 Dreamliners are equipped with 20 fully lie-flat seats in the Signature Class business-class cabin.  The seats are 21” wide and in a 1-2-1 configuration. They extend into beds with an average length of 80”.
The high-tech jet’s Premium Economy cabin has 21 …

Air Canada Opens Café at Toronto Airport

Air Canada Opens Café at Toronto Airport

Air Canada announced a new twist on the traditional airport lounge concept, the Air Canada Café, at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Located in the domestic gate area, the café is available to passengers traveling in business class.  It is intended to complement the airline’s Maple Leaf Lounge by offering a menu that includes a variety of beverages including specialty coffees as well as food that can be consumed in the café …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2019

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
In Charlemagne’s calendar, September was called the “harvest month,” and it is called Herbstmonat in Switzerland to this day.
After January and February were …

Air Canada to Introduce Montreal-Toulouse Service Next Year

Air Canada to Introduce Montreal-Toulouse Service Next Year

Air Canada announced plans to offer non-stop service between Montreal and Toulouse next spring.
The airline will offer the service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with return flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  It will launch starting June 4, 2020.
The airline hopes that the new service will “create opportunities to accelerate synergies between two of the world’s leading aerospace industry hubs,” said the airline’s CEO Calin Rovinescu.
Air …

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 …