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Marriott to Open Fairfield Inn in British Columbia

Marriott to Open Fairfield Inn in British Columbia

Developers broke ground on a new Fairfield by Marriott in British Columbia on Wednesday.
Located in Kitimat and set with a mountain backdrop, the 120-key property  is part of an all-modular, mixed-use community development.
The hotel will offer a fitness center, lounge with food service, and a variety of meeting and event spaces.
Kitimat was a small fishing village until the 1950s, when the city was redeveloped by the Aluminum Company of Canada, or …

Air Passengers Bill of Rights Goes Into Effect in Canada

Air Passengers Bill of Rights Goes Into Effect in Canada

Canada’s Air Passenger Protection Regulations went into effect on Monday.
The new rules from the Canada Transportation Agency require airlines to meet certain obligations and provide clear and timely communications to passengers.
The passenger bill of rights imposes standards that require airlines to provide clear and regular updates in the event of flight delays or cancellations; up to 2,400 Canadian dollars ($1,841) in compensation in instances of denied boarding when a flight …

At Least 37 Injured on Air Canada Flight En Route to Australia

At Least 37 Injured on Air Canada Flight En Route to Australia

An Air Canada flight bound for Sidney, Australia, encountered severe turbulence, resulting in at least 37 injuries.
Air Canada Flight 33 departed Vancouver International Airport at 12:33 a.m.   The Boeing 777, which was 600 miles (965 kilometers) past Honolulu when the turbulence struck, diverted to Daniel K. Inouye Airport approximately six hoursinto the flight.
“We just hit turbulence pretty quick,” one passenger told local station KHN, adding that “lots of people hit …

WestJet Adds New Breakfast Menu in Premium Cabin

WestJet Adds New Breakfast Menu in Premium Cabin

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet announced that it will serve passengers in its Premium cabin breakfast from Cora, the largest casual dining chain of restaurants in Canada, on most flights over 2.5 hours.
The breakfast meals are offered on flights that depart after 10:30 p.m. and before 9:30 a.m. Choices include items inspired by Cora customer favorites including smoked turkey eggs Ben et Dictine, a vegetable omelette, and a spinach and aged …

Air Canada Inaugurates Service from Montreal to Bordeaux, Plans to Link Calgary and Terrace

Air Canada Inaugurates Service from Montreal to Bordeaux, Plans to Link Calgary and Terrace

Air Canada announced the start of new non-stop thrice-weekly seasonal service from Montreal to Bordeaux, France, as well as plans for year-round Calgary-Terrace service.
The wine region is the carrier’s fifth destination in France.
The airline will operate the Bordeaux service from July 3, 2019 through September 8.
Bordeaux is known for its wine-growing region as well as its popular Nouvelle-Aquitaine market, and Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the …

Air Canada to Acquire Transat in Deal Valued at $387 Million

Air Canada to Acquire Transat in Deal Valued at $387 Million

Air Canada said Thursday it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire tour operator Transat AT, owner of Canadian leisure airline Air Transat, for 520 million Canadian dollars ($387 million).
The announcement follows the expiration of a 30-day period of exclusive negotiations.
The Canadian flag carrier said the deal will result in a “global leader in leisure, tourism and travel distribution.”
The prospect of a deal was announced on May 16, 2019. On …

WestJet Plans New Service to Los Cabos and Punta Cana

WestJet Plans New Service to Los Cabos and Punta Cana

CCanadian low-cost carrier WestJet announced two new routes to bring travelers from Canada to the beach: Victoria-Los Cabos, Calgary-Punta Cana.
WestJet will introduce non-stop weekly service between Victoria International Airport and Los Cabos Mexico International Airport on November 5. On December 13, the carrier will inaugurate non-stop weekly service from Calgary International Airport to Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republic.
“Get ready for some spectacular beach vibes this winter,” …