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Air Canada Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through February 2020

Air Canada Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through February 2020

Air Canada announced additional changes to its flying schedule through early next year as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. The change will give it “scheduling predictability” as the airline begins the implementation of a new reservations system.
As a result, the airline has removed the aircraft from its schedule until February 14, 2019.
“We are taking this prudent step as a result of the ongoing regulatory uncertainty …

Air Canada to Begin Montreal-Bogota Service Next Year

Air Canada to Begin Montreal-Bogota Service Next Year

Air Canada announced that it plans to offer new thrice-weekly service to Bogota from Montreal on June 2 next year.
Flights will depart Montreal at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving in Bogota at 4:14 a.m. the next morning. Return flights will depart Bogota at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving in Montreal at 4:20 p.m.
The carrier will operate the route using Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER …

Lufthansa to Take Over Air Canada’s Seasonal Service from Ottawa to Frankfurt

Lufthansa to Take Over Air Canada’s Seasonal Service from Ottawa to Frankfurt

Star Alliance partners Lufthansa and Air Canada announced that the German flag carrier would begin to operate summer seasonal service linking Ottawa and Frankfurt and that Air Canada would discontinue its own service after this year.
The last Air Canada flight on the route will be operated on October 24, 2019. Lufthansa will take over the route on May 16, 2020 and operate it through October 24, 2020.
The Ottawa-Frankfurt service will …

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada will deploy Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on its non-stop daily service between Ottawa International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport next spring, the airline said.
The three-cabin Boeing 787 Dreamliners are equipped with 20 fully lie-flat seats in the Signature Class business-class cabin.  The seats are 21” wide and in a 1-2-1 configuration. They extend into beds with an average length of 80”.
The high-tech jet’s Premium Economy cabin has 21 …

W Hotel Toronto to Open in 2020 on Site of Former Marriott Bloor Yorkville

W Hotel Toronto to Open in 2020 on Site of Former Marriott Bloor Yorkville

Marriott International announced plans to open a W Hotels property in Toronto next year.
Previously the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, the property will undergo a 40 million Canadian dollar ($30.2 million) refurbishment to become the W Toronto.
The hotel will offer guests what it terms a modern biophilia and laboratory style experience including the promise of a place to view “spectacular sunsets.”  Biophilia refers to the hypothetical human tendency to interact …

Air Canada Opens Café at Toronto Airport

Air Canada Opens Café at Toronto Airport

Air Canada announced a new twist on the traditional airport lounge concept, the Air Canada Café, at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Located in the domestic gate area, the café is available to passengers traveling in business class.  It is intended to complement the airline’s Maple Leaf Lounge by offering a menu that includes a variety of beverages including specialty coffees as well as food that can be consumed in the café …

Air Canada to Introduce Montreal-Toulouse Service Next Year

Air Canada to Introduce Montreal-Toulouse Service Next Year

Air Canada announced plans to offer non-stop service between Montreal and Toulouse next spring.
The airline will offer the service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with return flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  It will launch starting June 4, 2020.
The airline hopes that the new service will “create opportunities to accelerate synergies between two of the world’s leading aerospace industry hubs,” said the airline’s CEO Calin Rovinescu.
Air …