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Air Canada Begins Montreal-Lisbon Route

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Lisbon Route

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal non-stop flights between Montreal and Lisbon. The service will be operated three times a week by Air Canada Rouge.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal at 8:46 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Lisbon at 8:10 a.m. the following morning. From Lisbon, flights will depart at 9:45 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving back in Montreal at 12:10 p.m. …

Vancouver Airport Breaks Ground on 20-Year Expansion Project

Vancouver Airport Breaks Ground on 20-Year Expansion Project

Vancouver International Airport held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to commemorate the start of an ambitious 5.6-billion Canadian dollars ($4.3 billion) 20-year expansion plan.
Vancouver Airport Authority said it will spend 1.7 billion Canadian dollars in the next three years alone on the project.
The airport plans to “enhance the passenger experience at YVR and build a world-class sustainable hub airport,” it said in a statement.
Plans include the addition of new wings to …

WestJet to Install Business-Class Cabin on 737 Max Fleet

WestJet to Install Business-Class Cabin on 737 Max Fleet

WestJet Airlines, which currently operates five Boeing 737 Max 8 jets and has 50 additional orders for 737 Max 7, Max 8, and Max 10 aircraft, said Wednesday it plans to install its first business-class cabins on the aircraft.
The airline currently does not offer a business-class cabin although it offers a premium economy lite section called Plus that offers extra legroom, a blocked middle seat, and complimentary food and beverages.
The …

World Cup 2026 Is Awarded Jointly to United States, Canada, and Mexico

World Cup 2026 Is Awarded Jointly to United States, Canada, and Mexico

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, commonly known as FIFA and world football or soccer’s governing body, announced that a combined bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada had been awarded the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup.  The move marks the first time the tournament will be in North America since 1994.
The North American bid, which was only challenged by Morocco, promised FIFA a record $11 billion …

Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel Opens in Canada

Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel Opens in Canada

Marriott International announced the opening of the Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel on Tuesday.
The hotel, which offers 209 guestrooms, has its own art collection as well as a 192,000-square-foot (17,837-square-meter) conference center. It is located in downtown Markham near Main Street Unionville and the Pan Am Centre and is part of a downtown community project under development by Remington Developments.
Marriott promises a “forward-thinking guest experience” for the new property.  Guestrooms feature …

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Bucharest Route

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Bucharest Route

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal service between Montreal and Bucharest, Romania. The carrier will operate two flights a week, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and arrive in Bucharest at 9:55 a.m. the following morning. From Bucharest, flights will depart at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, and arrive in Montreal at 4:20 p.m.
Air Canada Rouge will …

Amtrak to Operate Some Intercity Trains from Grand Central This Summer as Penn Station Repair Work Continues

Amtrak to Operate Some Intercity Trains from Grand Central This Summer as Penn Station Repair Work Continues

Amtrak will once again operate some trains out of Grand Central Terminal this summer instead of Penn Station.
The railroad will operate all Empire Service trains to upstate New York, the Ethan Allen Express to Rutland, Vermont; the Adirondack to Montreal; and the Maple Leaf to Toronto, from Grand Central Terminal.
The change to Grand Central will give travelers a breather from the dark and dank Penn Station, which is slated to …