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Canada to Limit Pilot Flight Hours to Address Fatigue Concerns

Canada to Limit Pilot Flight Hours to Address Fatigue Concerns

Canada announced plans to limit the maximum of hours commercial pilots can fly and also cap the time they remain on duty.
The updated Canadian Aviation Regulations were announced Wednesday by Transport Minister Marc Garneau, who said that the move comes after years of study on fatigue in the cockpit.
The number of flight hours for a pilot is being lowered from 1,200 to 1,000 in a 365-day period. Pilots will be …

EXchange Hotel Vancouver Opens Its Doors to Guests

EXchange Hotel Vancouver Opens Its Doors to Guests

Executive Group announced the opening of the EXchange Hotel Vancouver. The new property occupies a 32-story building designed by the Swiss Architecture firm Harry Gugger Studio. The new hotel encompasses an 11-story stone arched structure that originally served as the headquarters for the Vancouver Stock Exchange.
The 202-key hotel’s interior has an art deco-inspired décor. The original Italianate lobby ceiling has been restored as was the marble Howe Street lobby.
Each room …

WestJet to Add Non-Stop Service from Halifax to Dublin

WestJet to Add Non-Stop Service from Halifax to Dublin

WestJet announced plans to add non-stop seasonal service from Halifax to Dublin starting in April.
The Calgary-based carrier said it plans to operate the flight using Boeing 737 Max aircraft with 16 seats in its Premium cabin and 158 seats in coach. The Premium cabin offers recliner seats in a 2-2 configuration with complimentary meals on international flights.
The service will operate from April 29 through October 30, 2019.
WestJet operates non-stop service …

WestJet Announces 3 New Routes, Toronto-Barcelona, Calgary-Atlanta, and St. John’s-Fort Lauderdale

WestJet Announces 3 New Routes, Toronto-Barcelona, Calgary-Atlanta, and St. John’s-Fort Lauderdale

WestJet announced seasonal service linking Toronto with Barcelona and St. John’s with Fort Lauderdale as well as year-round service between Calgary and Atlanta.
The airline will offer thrice-weekly non-stop service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Barcelona starting on May 24, 2019, running through October 21, 2019.
The inaugural St. John’s-Fort Lauderdale flight will take place on March 11, 2019 and the service will operate through May 13.
St. John’s is the capital …

Air Canada to Introduce New Service Between Montreal and Raleigh

Air Canada to Introduce New Service Between Montreal and Raleigh

Air Canada announced plans to add new non-stop service from Montreal to Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Montreal-based carrier already offers non-stop service linking Toronto and Raleigh and it plans to use larger aircraft on that flight as well as on its service between Toronto and Charlotte.
The larger aircraft, Embraer E175s, will have a business-class cabin.
“The new Montreal-Raleigh service will be the only non-stop flight between these cities,” the airline said in …

Wow to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Vancouver and Reykjavik Next Year

Wow to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Vancouver and Reykjavik Next Year

Wow Air announced plans to offer non-stop service from Vancouver to Reykjavik.
The new route will launch in June 2019 and operate six times per week.
Wow will operate the flights using Airbus A321neo aircraft and will be the first airline to fly that type to the airport.
“The new route in Vancouver is a testament to our commitment to pursue growth in North America,” said Skúli Mogensen, the airline’s CEO.
The Reykjavik-based carrier …

Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada

Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada

At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday local time, the first legal sale of recreational weed in Canada was made on the island of Newfoundland as hundreds of people waited on line.
Canada is now the second country, after Uruguay, to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes, although a number of U.S. states including California and Oregon legalized it.
The use of medical marijuana is also making headway …