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  • Four Seasons to debut Six New Hotels in 2020

    Press Release TORONTO — Following a strong 2019, which saw Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts open seven new locations, the brand plans to continue its expansion with another six openings projected for 2020. The new locations will be scattered around the globe, including San Francisco’s Embarcadero district, the second Four Seasons in San Francisco; Tokyo’s Otemachi area, facing the Tokyo Imperial Palace; a Jean-Michel Gathy-designed resort on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok; Madrid — the first Four Seasons in Spain — featuring a rooftop restaurant by three Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia; New Orleans’  historic World Trade Center; and the…

  • IHG continues Canadian Expansion

    Press Release TORONTO — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is continuing its Canadian expansion in 2020. In the second quarter of 2020, two Ontario hotels will open — the Holiday Inn Express, Kingston West and CandlewoodSuites, Kingston West. The Holiday Inn Express will feature luxuriously appointed rooms with 50-inch LED TVs and amenities such as a complimentary Hot Express Start breakfast, free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, indoor heated saltwater pool and 24-hour fitness centre. The 55-room Candlewood Suites is designed with the comforts of home in mind…

  • Transat, WestJet named among Canada’s Best Employers

    Press Release CALGARY — Two of Canada’s most recognizable names in travel have once again been named by Forbes as among Canada’s Best Employers. Air Transat moved up an impressive 43 positions to rank eighth on the annual list. In Quebec, meanwhile, the company jumped 10 spots into third. “It’s a huge honour to be in the select club of Canada’s top 10 employers, and to reach the top three in Quebec,” said Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate…

  • Air Canada suspending flights to Beijing, Shanghai

    Press Release Air Canada is suspending direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai. Air Canada made the decision following the Government of Canada’s Advisory to avoid non-essential travel to mainland China. The flight suspensions are effective January 30, 2020, until February 29, 2020. Air Canada’s last flights departing Canada will operate today and the return flights will operate from Beijing and Shanghai tomorrow, January 30, 2020. Affected customers will be notified and offered options, including travel on other carriers where available,…

  • Air Canada, WestJet remove Boeing 737 Max from operating schedule until June

    Press Release MONTREAL — Air Canada has removed the Boeing 737 Max from its operating schedule until June 30 following the manufacturer’s latest guidance about regulatory approval for the plane to fly again. It says the decision is based on operational considerations and is meant to provide customers with certainty around planning and booking travel. Air Canada has a fleet of 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, which it and other global carriers grounded last March following two fatal crashes of the aircraft. Boeing advised customers…

  • WestJet drives increased domestic tourism with new flight bridging Charlottetown and Calgary

    Press Release: Airline announces a 35 percent increase in flights to YYG with new non-stop service connecting Prince Edward Island to Western Canada WestJet today is bridging new domestic connections between the east and the west with the introduction of new non-stop seasonal service between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary beginning June 25, 2020. “As the official airline of Destination Canada’s domestic tourism campaign, we are proud to invest in this historic new connection,” said Charles Duncan, WestJet Chief Strategy Officer. “Our partners in both P.E.I and Alberta are…

  • Air Canada Celebrates the Arrival of its First Airbus A220, Continuing its Fleet Modernization Program

    Press Release: Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline’s Montreal headquarters The first commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 percent per seat MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300, before employees and special guests at the airline’s Montreal headquarters. Built-in Mirabel, Quebec, the Bombardier-designed aircraft continues Air Canada’s fleet modernization. The A220’s state-of-the-art design and the cabin is destined to be…

  • WestJet adding Halifax-Manchester service

    Press Release: WestJet is adding a new connection across the Atlantic into the United Kingdom with non-stop service between Halifax, NS, and Manchester, UK, beginning June 5, 2020. In terms of its Atlantic gateway services, the airline will also operate more than 300 seasonal departures from Halifax to London (Gatwick) and Glasgow, Scotland. “WestJet is continuing to invest in our Atlantic gateway, connecting Nova Scotia to the world and the world to Nova Scotia in new ways,” said Charles Duncan,…

  • Chorus adds 34 aircraft on-lease in a record 2019

    Press Release: Chorus Aviation Inc. announced today that Chorus Aviation Capital added a total of 34 aircraft on-lease in 2019. This brings Chorus Aviation Capital’s (CAC) third-party lease portfolio to 64 aircraft. Year-end, and previously unannounced transactions, include the acquisition of two mid-life Dash 8-400 aircraft on lease to Croatia Airlines, and an additional sale leaseback of two new ATR 72-600 aircraft (MSNs 1545 and 1552) with IndiGo. Additionally, CAC has extended its lease agreements with Aerolitoral S.A. de C.V.…

  • Air Canada Adds Extra Bag Fees for Basic Economy on Atlantic Flights

    Press Release: It will now cost $140 (roundtrip) to check one bag when travelling in Basic Economy Class on Air Canada to destinations over the Atlantic and $200 for your second bag. The airline has revised its checked baggage policy for customers who purchase a Basic Economy Class ticket as of January 7, 2020. Here’s what the Air Canada website has to say: When you purchase a Basic Economy fare for travel between Canada and destinations over the Atlantic, or…

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