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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 from Ottawa International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport next spring, the airline said.
The airline will operate the flights using three-cabin Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
The 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 …

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 termed “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 foods 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 …

WestJet to Offer Non-Stop Service to Roatán, Honduras

WestJet to Offer Non-Stop Service to Roatán, Honduras

WestJet Airlines announced plans to offer service from Toronto to Roatán, Honduras, starting in December.
The Canadian low-cost carrier will operate the once-a-week service on Sundays starting December 15, 2019.
The move brings the total number of Caribbean destinations offered by WestJet to 14.
The carrier will operate the service using Boeing 737-700 aircraft, equipped with 12 seats in economy plus and 118 seats in economy. Economy plus-seats are 17” wide and have …

Starwood Capital to Open 1 Hotel in Toronto

Starwood Capital to Open 1 Hotel in Toronto

Starwood Capital Group announced plans to open a new 1 Hotel in Toronto.
The property will be the brand’s first in Canada.
The new hotel, which is currently the Thompson Toronto, will undergo an extensive renovation before reopening as a 1 Hotel next year.  The hotelier said that the design will be inspired by Canada’s natural beauty.
The hotel is located on King Street West near the Toronto marketplace.
The 1 Hotel Toronto is …