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First Montreal-China Direct Flight

Starting yesterday, Montrealers can fly non-stop to China as Air Canada and Air China launch their first direct flight to Beijing. This is also the first non-stop trans-Pacific link between Montreal and Asia. Previously, Montrealers wishing to visit eastern Asia had to make a layover. Montrealers could reach Asia directly if they flew over the Atlantic Ocean, with direct flights to Doha, Qat...

Bombardier Called "Huge Asset" As Quebec Vows Aid If Needed

Bombardier Inc., draining cash amid delays on its marquee CSeries jetliner, can count on Quebec's provincial government if the planemaker needs financial assistance, Premier Philippe Couillard said. Even with the shares plunging 60 percent this year and the CSeries US$2 billion over budget, Bombardier's central role in Quebec's aerospace industry makes it a "huge asset" wo...

Aviation photographer Laird Kay focuses on fashion line

Aviation photographer Laird Kay is set to release a line of clothing and homeware inspired by his images of airports and planes. Laird Kay is a self-described “plane nerd.” When the light is just right and the wind’s coming in from the right direction, unless Kay is actually on a flight somewhere, you will find him out there with all his photography gear behind the Wendy&rsquo...

Air Canada and Amadeus Partner to Distribute the Airline’s Full Content

Air Canada and Amadeus today announced they have reached a new multi-year distribution agreement through which all Amadeus travel agency customers, both offline and online, will have access to all fares and seat availability. Air Canada will take advantage of Amadeus Fare Families and Amadeus Ancillary Services, providing travel agency customers with access to the airline&rsquo...

Exclusive: Bombardier eyes final CSeries certification flight in November - sources

Canada's Bombardier Inc expects to complete the final certification testing of its smaller new CSeries narrow-body commercial jet by the week of Nov. 23, a key milestone toward the plane being certified, four sources briefed on the plan said. The Montreal-based manufacturer declined on Thursday to confirm the testing schedule, but said it still expects certification of the 110-seater CS100...

Air Canada selected as charter airline for all seven Canadian NHL teams

Air Canada announced on Wednesday that it has signed a six-year agreement to be the charter airline for all seven Canadian teams in the National Hockey League. The airline’s charter service, Jetz, will be responsible for moving the Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks around the continent during a hectic...

Air Canada Flight Diverted to Regina over Cellphone Worry

A cellphone that didn't seem to have an owner gave emergency crews a scare this morning and led to a flight being diverted to Regina. The incident happened around 9:00 a.m. CST when the Air Canada flight from Edmonton was in the air over Saskatchewan. A passenger who uses Twitter, Cathy Sawyer, said her plane was en route to Toronto, but was diverted to Regina because of a cellphone foun...

Jazz flight attendants ratify labour agreement

Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’), a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., announced today that its flight attendants, represented by the Canadian Flight Attendant Union (‘CFAU’), have ratified their tentative agreement reached on August 27, 2015. The CFAU represents approximately 820 flight attendants employed at Jazz. “I’m incredibly pleased with this miles...