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WestJet to Increase Summer Flights, Begin Service to London, Paris

WestJet to Increase Summer Flights, Begin Service to London, Paris

WestJet announced that it plans to increase the number of flights to multiple destinations from its Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver hubs this summer. In addition, the carrier will launch new service from Halifax to both London and Paris, beginning in April.
The airline will increase the number of flights to 15 destinations from Calgary to major cities including Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal, as well as to smaller …

Air Canada Begins Toronto-Cartagena Route, Plans New Routes to Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lisbon, Tel Aviv for 2018

Air Canada Begins Toronto-Cartagena Route, Plans New Routes to Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lisbon, Tel Aviv for 2018

Air Canada announced the launch of new flights to Cartagena, Colombia from Toronto on December 18.
The carrier will operate the service using Airbus A319-100 aircraft, equipped with 14 seats in business class and 106 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 21.1” wide and have a pitch of 38”-39”.
The route is one of many that are part of the airline’s global expansion this year, having already launched flights from Toronto to …

Air Canada, British Airways to Offer New Destinations from Toronto Pearson

Air Canada, British Airways to Offer New Destinations from Toronto Pearson

Several airlines including Air Canada and British Airways plan to offer new service from Toronto Pearson International Airport starting next summer.
Air Canada said that it plans to begin service from the airport to Providence, Rhode Island; Omaha, Nebraska; Nanaimo and Kamloops, British Colombia; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The carrier will also operate new routes to Europe, including flights to Bucharest, Romania; Zagreb, Croatia; Porto, Portugal; and Shannon, Ireland.
British Airways will …

Delta, WestJet to Begin Joint Venture

Delta, WestJet to Begin Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and WestJet announced plans for a new transborder joint venture.
The joint venture will allow the two carriers to coordinate flight schedules, as well as expanded codesharing on the carriers’ existing networks in the United States and Canada.
In addition, reciprocal benefits for top tier members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs will also be available, something the two carriers began offering customers in December 2014.
The joint venture is …

Air Canada to Introduce Multiple New Routes from Toronto, Montreal

Air Canada to Introduce Multiple New Routes from Toronto, Montreal

Air Canada announced that it plans to launch three new domestic seasonal routes next summer, as well as two new flights to the United States. The carrier will begin service from Toronto to both Nanaimo and Kamloops, and from Montreal to Victoria, British Colombia as well as to Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the United States.
Toronto-Nanaimo flights will begin on June 21 and last through October 8. Flights will be operated …

Air Canada to Begin Edmonton-San Francisco Flights

Air Canada to Begin Edmonton-San Francisco Flights

Air Canada announced that it plans to launch new daily service between Edmonton and San Francisco on May 1, 2018.
The route will be operated by Jazz Aviation under the Air Canada Express brand.
Flights are scheduled to depart from Edmonton at 3:10 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 6:10 p.m. From San Francisco, flights will depart at 11:50 a.m. and arrive at 3:35 p.m.
Flights will be operated using Bombardier CRJ-705/900 …

Air Canada to Open Signature Suite Pre-Flight Dining Concept

Air Canada to Open Signature Suite Pre-Flight Dining Concept

TORONTO—Air Canada unveiled its new Signature Suite lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The lounge, which is slated to open to passengers on December 1, is available to passengers traveling in the airline’s International Business class and offers sit-down dining as well as small plates from a menu created by David Hawksworth, a highly regarded chef from Vancouver.
Once at the airport, travelers will check in for the flight, clear security, and be driven …