Air Canada

Air Canada to Offer 220 Daily Transborder Flights Starting in August

Air Canada to Offer 220 Daily Transborder Flights Starting in August

On the heels of the announcement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada would begin to allow tourists from the United States starting in August, Air Canada said it would expand its summer transborder schedule to include 55 routes and 34 destinations, offering a total of 220 daily flights between the two nations.
Air Canada said it would offer the “most extensive” schedule between the two countries. Travelers will also …

Air Canada Expands Service to Hawaii, Resuming Some Routes and Adding New Ones

Air Canada Expands Service to Hawaii, Resuming Some Routes and Adding New Ones

Air Canada announced that it will launch several new new routes to Hawaii to Hawaii while resuming others that were put on pause earlier in the coronavirus pandemic.
On September 10, the airline will resume its Vancouver-Maui service, with up to one flight per day in peak season. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Following this will be the resumption of the airline’s route between Vancouver and …

Air Canada Posts $1 Billion Loss, CEO Calls for Easing Travel Restrictions

Air Canada Posts $1 Billion Loss, CEO Calls for Easing Travel Restrictions

Air Canada announced financial results for first quarter of 2021.
The airline lost $1.05 billion ($863.6 million) in the period, compared to a loss of $433 million in the same period in 2020.
Revenue for the first three months totaled $729 billion, a decline of $2.993 billion or 80% compared to Q1 2020.
The airline’s executives said they assume current travel restrictions in Canada, which are far stricter that those in the United …

Air Canada Cancels Transat Takeover Amidst Battle with European Regulators

Air Canada Cancels Transat Takeover Amidst Battle with European Regulators

Air Canada said Friday it is terminating its planned takeover of Air Transat, saying it doesn’t believe that the European Commission, the bloc’s antitrust regulator, would approve the deal without placing significant burdens on the combined entity.
“Following recent discussions with the EC, it has become evident, however, that the EC will not approve the acquisition based on the currently offered remedy package,” the airline said in a statement.  Air Canada …

Air Canada Commits to Reaching Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Air Canada Commits to Reaching Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Air Canada said Monday that it plans to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century.
The news comes ten weeks after United Airlines announced similar plans, and several months after members of the oneworld alliance announced an alliance-wide commitment to a similar target goal.
The airline said it plans to accomplish this via a fuel-efficient fleet along with investments in sustainable aviation fuels and carbon capture technology.
“We believe …

Air Canada Announces Frequent-Flyer Program Partnership with Starbucks

Air Canada Announces  Frequent-Flyer Program Partnership with Starbucks

Air Canada’s Aeroplan frequent-flyer program announced a partnership with Starbucks.
The move allows members of Aeroplan to link their accounts to a Starbucks Rewards account and earn points both in the Aeroplan points as well as Starbucks Stars.  The Starbucks partnership is limited to locations in Canada.
“We’re excited to open up a new world of benefits for customers and invite more Canadians to try the Starbucks experience,” said Peter Furnish, vice …

Southwest Restarts Boeing 737 Max Operations

Southwest Restarts Boeing 737 Max Operations

Southwest Airlines announced that it had returned the beleagured Boeing 737 Max to the skies after two years of being grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Dallas-based airline became the sixth airline in North America to do so, after American Airlines, WestJet, Air Canada, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.
The action comes two years after the planes were grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration following two hull losses, one in 2018 …