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Air Canada Inaugurates Toronto-Warsaw Service

 The arrival of flight AC1926 from Toronto-Pearson at Warsaw Chopin Airport this morning further expands Air Canada Rouge’s presence in Central Europe. The non-stop seasonal service, operating four-times a week, makes Air Canada the only Canadian airline offering non-stop service between Canada and Poland. “We are pleased to add Warsaw, the Polish capital and a European cultura...

Air Canada passengers re-screened on Toronto tarmac after security lapse in Paris

All passengers on an Air Canada flight from Paris to Toronto were forced to be rescreened on the tarmac after arriving in Canada last Friday after more than a dozen flyers did not receive proper security screening in France before getting on board. The airline said crew aboard Air Canada Flight 881 on June 3 learned mid-flight that 17 of its passengers did not go through the required...

Air Canada reports $101-million profit compared with a loss a year ago

Air Canada reported a profit of $101 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago. The airline says the profit amounted to 35 cents per diluted share compared with a loss of $309 million or $1.08 per diluted share in the same quarter last year. Operating revenue totalled $3.34 billion, up from $3.25 billion. On an adjusted basis, Air Canada said it earned a first-quarter...

Air Canada Cargo to Introduce Dedicated Freighter Service to Latin America and Europe

Air Canada and Cargojet Airways Ltd., a subsidiary of Cargojet Inc., ("Cargojet’) today announced they are finalizing a commercial arrangement that will result in Air Canada Cargo introducing dedicated freighter services from Canada to Latin America and Europe with Boeing 767-300ER freighter aircraft operated by Cargojet. Air Canada Cargo will become the only provider of direct schedule...

Air Canada Flight 624 crash passengers say they have PTSD

A part of Lianne Clark and her husband, Randy Hall, is still stuck on board Air Canada Flight 624.  They relive the crash, the feel of the plane as it ripped into an antenna array and the sickening roar as it skidded across the ground after touching down more than 300 metres short of its assigned runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.  "Everybody gets on with their...

Air Canada Confirms Ratification of New 12 Year Agreement with Flight Dispatchers

Air Canada said today that it welcomes confirmation by the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) that its members have ratified a new contract on collective agreement terms for 12 years. Air Canada’s flight dispatchers are based at the airline’s Operations Centre near Toronto Pearson International Airport and assist flight crew in the preparation for flight departures and ar...

Air Canada Welcomes New Agreement with its Technical Maintenance, Airport Ramp and Cargo Personnel

Air Canada welcomes today’s confirmation by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) that its members have ratified a new contract on collective agreement terms for ten years. The IAMAW represents 7,500 Air Canada employees who work as technical, maintenance and operational support employees in the airline’s Airport, Maintenance and Air Canada...

Passengers frustrated with Air Canada after emergency landing

Two families whose Air Canada flight declared an emergency on the way to Arizona say they are frustrated in trying to deal with the airline afterwards. Lisa Zayac and her husband thought they were going to die, and said good-bye through oxygen masks. George Papp wondered whether the Airbus 319 would break up. And while the aircraft landed smoothly and safely in Albuquerque in the D...