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Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize Landmark C Series Order for up to 75 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Air Canada announced today that they have finalized a firm purchase agreement consistent with the Letter of Intent (LOI) announced in February 2016. The purchase agreement includes a firm order for 45 CS300 aircraft and options for an additional 30 CS300 aircraft. “I’m pleased to officially welcome Air Canada to our CS300 family of operators as one...

Air Canada Welcomes Modernization of Air Canada Public Participation Act

Air Canada today welcomed the passage of Bill C-10 into an Act of Parliament modernizing in part the Air Canada Public Participation Act that came into effect when Air Canada was privatized 28 years ago. The revised Act allows Air Canada, like other Canadian and international carriers, to determine the location, the volume and type of aircraft maintenance it does, including the work that will be d...

Air Canada Launches Montreal-Lyon Non-stop Service

The arrival of flight AC828 at Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport yesterday morning marks the successful launch of non-stop service between Montreal and Lyon, the only year-round non-stop service between North America and Lyon. Flights will operate five times weekly during the summer and four times weekly during the winter with a Boeing 767-300ER featuring 24 International Business Class lie-flat sui...

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...