Air Canada To Launch New Hawaii Routes For Winter Season
The new services, which include the first scheduled connection between Montreal and Honolulu, will complement the airline’s long-standing routes from Calgary and Vancouver to the Hawaiian Islands.
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Air Canada Keeps Possibility Alive Of Adding A321LRs To Its Fleet

By Lori Ranson May 07, 2021
Although Air Canada’s major priority remains lobbying to reopen Canadian borders and restore passenger demand, the airline is taking its time to evaluate longer-term fleet composition, which could include adding the Airbus A321LR. 
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Air Canada Faces Intricate Financing Package From Federal Government

By Lori Ranson Apr 13, 2021
Air Canada’s long-awaited federal financing package has several complexities the airline needs to address as the recovery in Canada’s air travel market remains more uncertain than ever. 
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Transat Hunts For Financing After Air Canada Merger Dissolves

By Lori Ranson Apr 02, 2021
Now that its merger with Air Canada has been terminated, Transat is examining various options to secure C$500 million ($398 million) in working capital necessary to support its operations in 2021.
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Brookfield Dives into Aero, Hires Former Air Canada CEO Rovinescu

By Michael Bruno Mar 22, 2021
Brookfield Asset Management will dive into the aerospace sector after hiring recently retired Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu as an advisor.
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Air Canada Casts Uncertainty Over Its Acquisition Of Transat

By Lori Ranson Feb 17, 2021
Air Canada’s acquisition of Transat has hit a patch of uncertainty after the European Commission (EC) pushed back approving the tie-up.
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Air Canada Sees Movement On Federal Aid, Shorter Quarantines

By Lori Ranson Feb 12, 2021
Air Canada believes improvements regarding Canada’s travel restrictions—particularly on quarantines—could begin in late April.
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Air Canada Suspends More International Routes

By David Casey Feb 10, 2021
Air Canada is suspending service on 17 more routes until April 30 at the earliest as it grapples with new travel restrictions imposed by the Canadian government designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Airports & Routes

Air Canada Cuts Capacity Again, Citing New COVID-19 Restrictions

By Aaron Karp Jan 14, 2021
Responding to a newly imposed additional layer of Canadian COVID-19 restrictions, Air Canada said it will reduce 25% of its planned capacity for the balance of the 2021 first quarter.
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Air Canada, Qatar Airways Deepen Relationship

By Kurt Hofmann Dec 17, 2020
Star Alliance member Air Canada and oneworld member Qatar Airways announced the start of a strategic cooperation agreement to expand their relationship.
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Atlantic Canada Suffers ‘Devastating’ Route Cuts

By David Casey Dec 10, 2020
Service is being “whittled down to an unsustainable level” in Canada’s Atlantic provinces following the latest route cuts to be announced by Air Canada.
Airports & Routes

Canada’s Largest Airlines To Resume Hawaii Service In December

By Lori Ranson Nov 24, 2020
Canada’s largest airlines are preparing to relaunch service to Hawaii in December now that the U.S. state has opted to allow Canadians to bypass a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Air Canada Works With Pilots On Converting 767s To Freighters

By Lori Ranson Nov 10, 2020
Air Canada is joining many commercial airlines worldwide to blunt dismal revenue performance by strengthening cargo operations, and now the airline is seeking approval from its pilots to convert a number of 767s to a permanent, all cargo configuration. 
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Airlines Gaining Confidence In 737 MAX Service Return Timelines

By Sean Broderick Nov 09, 2020
As regulators and Boeing work to finalize 737 MAX pilot training and return-to-service requirements, several operators of the grounded model are growing more confident that they will have some of their newest Boeing narrowbodies carrying revenue passengers by early 2021 at the latest.
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Lack Of Government Aid Pushes Air Canada To Cancel MAX, A220 Orders

By Lori Ranson Nov 09, 2020
Air Canada has followed through on previous warnings that orders for Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies were in jeopardy because of Canada’s stringent travel restrictions and lack of financial support. 
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Air Canada CEO Rovinescu To Retire In Early 2021

By Sean Broderick Oct 16, 2020
Rovinescu will be replaced by long-time colleague Michael Rousseau, who steps up from his current dual-role as CFO and deputy CEO.
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Air Canada, Air Transat Parent Revamp Proposed Tie-Up Terms

By Sean Broderick Oct 12, 2020
More than a year after the purchase was announced, the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced both sides to re-think how much airlines are worth.
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Air Canada Generates Cash With 737 MAX Sale/Leaseback Deals

By Sean Broderick Oct 08, 2020
Air Canada has cut sale/leaseback deals for nine of its in-service Boeing 737 MAXs, raising $365 million to help it weather the COVID-19 pandemic and adding flexibility to its future fleet plans.
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Air Canada Finalizes Order For 25,000 Rapid COVID-19 Test Kits

By Ben Goldstein Oct 01, 2020
Air Canada has finalized an order for an initial batch of 25,000 rapid-response COVID-19 test kits, as it looks to convince the Canadian government to relax its 14-day quarantine rule for international arrivals.
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Air Canada Launches Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Study at YYZ

By Ben Goldstein Sep 03, 2020
Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority have launched a voluntary COVID-19 testing study at Toronto-Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in a bid to convince the Canadian Government to adopt a more science-based approach to its 14-day quarantine requirement for international arrivals
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Calls Grow To Ease Canada’s COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

By David Casey Jul 16, 2020
As capacity steadily returns to Canada’s market, the country’s flag carrier has reiterated calls for the government to help quicken the pace of recovery by easing COVID-19 travel measures.
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Air Canada Cuts Regional Routes, Stations

By Sean Broderick Jun 30, 2020
Air Canada will suspend 30 domestic regional routes and close eight stations as it continues to reshape its network to meet reduced demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air Canada CEO Calls On Government To Ease COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

By Aaron Karp Jun 11, 2020
Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu is pushing the Canadian government to rethink COVID-19-related travel restrictions, calling the current protocols “disproportionate” and “stifling.”
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Air Canada To Furlough Half Of Workforce In June

By Ben Goldstein May 18, 2020
Air Canada will shrink its workforce by at least half in June, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to batter the global airline industry.
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Air Canada To Retire 79 Planes Over Pandemic Slowdown

By Ben Goldstein May 04, 2020
Air Canada is speeding up retirement of 79 older jets across its fleet as it digs in for a drawn-out period of low demand owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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