Routes In Brief: Rolling Daily Updates (W/C March 13, 2023)

By David Casey Mar 17, 2023
The latest new route announcements, schedule changes and codeshares.
Airports & Networks

First Take, Feb. 27, 2023

By Graham Warwick Feb 24, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

Air Canada Projects 90% Pre-Pandemic Capacity For 2023

By Christine Boynton Feb 17, 2023
Air Canada projects a near return to pre-pandemic capacity in 2023.
Airlines & Lessors

Airbus Pursues Multiple Technology Paths Toward Greener Aircraft

By Thierry Dubois Jan 20, 2023
Airbus invests in technology and partnerships to meet the sustainability challenge.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air Canada’s Chief Commercial Officer To Retire In April

By Lori Ranson Jan 12, 2023
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Lucie Guillemette's career at Canada’s flag carrier spans 36 years.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Air Canada’s Best Defense Against New Entrants Is Its Vast Network

By Lori Ranson Nov 14, 2022
Canada’s largest airline Air Canada has acknowledged there is an aggressive landscape in the country’s domestic market but remains convinced that its network diversification is a strong competitive weapon it can use to fend off new entrants. 
Airlines & Lessors

Canada To Drop All COVID Travel Restrictions

By Lori Ranson Sep 26, 2022
Air Canada calls on government to enact reforms and apply lessons learned during the pandemic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Air Canada Eyes MAX Options, SAF Investment

By Lori Ranson Sep 07, 2022
Focusing on next generation aircraft including Boeing 737-8s, 787s, Airbus A220s and the A321-XLR is at the top of the list for Air Canada, its CFO said.
Airlines & Lessors

Air Canada Sees Wide Range Of Opportunities With New A321XLRs

By Lori Ranson Mar 22, 2022
Air Canada is fleshing out its narrowbody fleet with a decision to add 26 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Air Canada’s Cargo Allegiance Extends Far Beyond The Pandemic

By Lori Ranson Feb 23, 2022
Air Canada is making a long-term commitment to its cargo business as a means to establish a steady source of diversified revenue. 
Airlines & Lessors

Air Canada To Launch Toronto Billy Bishop-Ottawa Flights

By Aaron Karp Oct 08, 2021
“Air Canada’s new service from Toronto Island to Ottawa will conveniently link Canada’s capital directly with the center of the country’s leading business center,” Air Canada SVP Mark Galardo said.
Airports & Networks

Air Canada Maps Out International Network Rebuild

By David Casey Jul 07, 2021
As Canada begins to gradually relax some of its border restrictions, the country’s flag-carrier has outlined plans to increase long-haul flying.
Airports & Networks

Air Canada Outlook Brightens As Some Domestic Restrictions Ease

By Lori Ranson Jun 18, 2021
Canada’s airlines have faced tight international travel restrictions and a fair number of interprovincial travel constraints since the onset of the pandemic. 
Airlines & Lessors

Air Canada Plans Domestic Network Restart, Adds Three New Routes

By Aaron Karp Jun 16, 2021
In addition to a widespread resumption of domestic routes planned for this summer, the Canadian flag-carrier will also start three completely new domestic routes from Montreal. 
Airports & Networks

Air Canada To Launch Slew Of Boeing 767 Freighter Routes

By Aaron Karp Jun 15, 2021
Air Canada is in the process of converting 767s that have been retired from its passenger fleet into freighters.
Airports & Networks

Air Canada To Launch New Hawaii Routes For Winter Season

By David Casey May 13, 2021
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.
Airports & Networks

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. 
Airlines & Lessors

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. 
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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 & Networks

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors