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WestJet to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Calgary and Terrace, B.C.

WestJet to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Calgary and Terrace, B.C.

WestJet announced the introduction of new twice-weekly service between Calgary and Terrace, British Columbia.
Flights from Calgary International Airport to Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimatwill commence on September 4, 2018, and operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Flights will depart Calgary at 9:30 p.m. and arrive at 10:50 p.m.  Return flights will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving Terrace at 6:30 a.m. and arriving at 9:35 a.m.
The flights will be operated by WestJet …

Porter Airlines and Aeroplan Announce Partnership

Porter Airlines and Aeroplan Announce Partnership

Canadian carrier Porter Airlines and Aimia, the owner of Air Canada’s frequent flyer program Aeroplan, announced plans to form a partnership to go into effect in 2020.
The tie-up, which would include a cooperative marketing program, would allow passengers on Porter to earn Aeroplan Miles on its route network. Porter would also become a redemption partner of Aeroplan as well.
The move follows the rejection of an offer for a consortium led …

Delta and WestJet Move Forward with Transborder Joint Venture

Delta and WestJet Move Forward with Transborder Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and WestJet announced the signing of a definitive agreement for a transborder joint venture for flights between and in the United States and Canada.
“With WestJet, we can augment the two airlines’ capabilities and bring together our strengths in this important transborder market,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO.
The two carriers already have a codeshare partnership and the joint venture was first announced in December 2017.
The joint venture will …

Heat Wave Brings Record Temperatures Across the Globe

A large swatch of the world has seen record hot weather over the past week and more is yet to come.
From the “green and pleasant land” that are the British Isles to the typically scorching Middle East to Africa, meteorologists report record temperatures that stem from large areas of high pressure – referred to as “heat domes” – that are dotting the landscape.
New records for daily and all-time high temperatures …

Air Canada Launches Five New Domestic Routes from Montreal and Edmonton

Air Canada Launches Five New Domestic Routes from Montreal and Edmonton

Air Canada announced the start of five new regional routes on Monday.
The new non-stop flights include Montreal to Windsor; Montreal to London, Ontario; and Edmonton to Victoria, Calgary, and Comox.
The airline said it had inaugurated 25 new routes in the period from May 1 through July 2 including several new international ones out of Toronto to destinations including Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Shannon, and Zagreb and from Montreal to Dublin, and …

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 …