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Austrian Airlines to Offer Vienna-Montreal Route

Austrian Airlines to Offer Vienna-Montreal Route

Austrian Airlines announced that it will begin new daily service between Vienna and Montreal on April 29, 2019.
The Austrian flag carrier will operate the flights daily through the summer and then five times per week afterwards. The new service will replace the airline’s current Vienna-Toronto flights. That route will be taken over by the airline’s Star Alliance partner, Air Canada.
The carrier will operate the service using Boeing 767 aircraft, equipped …

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal to Open on May 8

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal to Open on May 8

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced that the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will open on May 8, 2019.
The new hotel is located on Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, a neighborhood at the foot of Mount Royal.
The 186-key property, which also features 18 Private Reisdences, features a lobby called the Social Square that was designed by Gilles & Boissier of Paris in partnership with Philip Hazan of Montreal. It has white marble, …

WestJet Reaches Tentative Agreement with WestJet Encore Pilots Union

WestJet Reaches Tentative Agreement with WestJet Encore Pilots Union

WestJet announced that it had reached an agreement with the pilots union representing WestJet Encore pilots.
The airline’s pilots first voted to unionize in 2017. The agreement is the first between the pilots union and the airline and will be presented to the members for ratification.
The airline’s 510 pilots are represented by the Airline Pilots Association, or ALPA.
“We are pleased we could reach an agreement and look forward to having our …

Toronto Pearson Airport to Offer In-Terminal Uber Eats Delivery

Toronto Pearson Airport to Offer In-Terminal Uber Eats Delivery

Toronto Pearson International Airport announced the start of an in-airport food delivery program operated by Uber Eats.
The pilot program, which the airports is the first in the world to utilize Uber Eats for in-airport delivery, is being offered to passengers departing from Terminal 3.
“Uber Eats’ partnership with Toronto Pearson is a perfect example of how our platform is creating unique experiences in unexpected places, beyond rides,” said Marcus Womack, who …

Porter to Offer Summer Service to Muskoka

Porter to Offer Summer Service to Muskoka

Porter Airlines announced twice-weekly non-stop summer service to Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.
Muskoka is a popular resort area with over 1,600 lakes, historic towns and villages, and the iconic Algonquin Park
Flights will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays to and from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Muskoka Airport starting June 27, 2019. Flight time is approximately 20 minutes.
The service will operate through September 3.
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Air Canada Suspending Some Routes, Substituting Aircraft, As It Adjusts Schedule After Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada Suspending Some Routes, Substituting Aircraft, As It Adjusts Schedule After Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada announced changes to its flying schedule that came about as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.
The 737 Max was grounded worldwide as the result of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max that had similarities to the October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max.
The Montreal-based airline currently has 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet and had expected to take delivery …

Canada Grounds Boeing 737 Max, Citing New Satellite Data

Canada Grounds Boeing 737 Max, Citing New Satellite Data

Canada became the latest country to ground the Boeing 737 Max on Wednesday.
The move came in the wake of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 crash on Sunday outside Addis Ababa.   Over two dozen countries have taken similar steps.
On Tuesday, Ottawa had said it had no plans to take any action on the Max.
The announcement came after the country’s transportation minister, Marc Garneau, said his agency had reviewed newly …