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WestJet Begins Non-Stop Service from Halifax to Dublin

WestJet Begins Non-Stop Service from Halifax to Dublin

WestJet Airlines announced the launch of new non-stop service between Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Dublin, Ireland. The carrier will operate the route six times a week.
WestJet also began new daily flights between Calgary and Portland, Oregon on Monday. The route is the carrier’s first ever to the Pacific Northwest city.
Flights to Halifax Stanfield International Airport will depart at 10:20 p.m. and arrive the next morning at Dublin Airport. Flights from …

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 …

Hamburger Economics 2018: Learning from the ‘Big Mac’ Index

Eighteen months ago, we took a look at a unique economic tool to gauge currency misalignment: the Big Mac Index, created by The Economist in 1986.
Since its inception – and it was first intended by its creators to be tongue-in-cheek and not necessarily a serious tool – it has become an invaluable way of understanding the relationship between the world’s currencies as they increase and decrease in relative value. It’s …

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 …

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Bucharest Route

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Bucharest Route

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal service between Montreal and Bucharest, Romania. The carrier will operate two flights a week, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and arrive in Bucharest at 9:55 a.m. the following morning. From Bucharest, flights will depart at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, and arrive in Montreal at 4:20 p.m.
Air Canada Rouge will …

Hyatt to Open 12 New Hotels in Canada

Hyatt to Open 12 New Hotels in Canada

Hyatt announced that it plans to open nine Hyatt Place and three Hyatt House hotels in Canada over the next two years bringing the number of Hyatt-branded properties in the country from nine to 21.
This year, the hotelier will open the 127-guestroom Hyatt Place Calgary Airport and the 126-room Hyatt Place Mississauga Centre.
The hotelier will open four Hyatt Place hotels next year, namely the Hyatt Place Brampton, the Hyatt Place …