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New Hotel, The Sutton Place, Opens in Halifax

New Hotel, The Sutton Place, Opens in Halifax

The Sutton Place Halifax will open its doors to guests on September 8, 2020, the hotel announced.
The new property is part of the Nova Centre, a mixed-use development that is also home to the Halifax Convention Center.
The Nova Centre occupies two city blocks in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia; one block was formerly home to the headquarters of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.
The new hotel offers a contemporary design it says was inspired …

Air Canada to Require Masks for Passengers and Crew

Air Canada to Require Masks for Passengers and Crew

Air Canada said late Friday that it will make face-coverings mandatory for both passengers and crewmembers starting April 20, 2020.
Covering one’s face will be a requirement at multiple points in Canadian airports as well as during the boarding process and flight under conditions where social distancing is not possible.
The move follows a directive promulgated by Canada’s minister of transport, Marc Garneau, that requires travelers to wear face masks or other …

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 …

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. …