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  • Canada’s Flight Plan for Safe Travel Receives Support from Airlines, Airports

    Transport Canada has revealed its action plan to reduce the public health risks of COVID-19 while flying. The multi-layered system of safety protocols applies to both airports and planes. They include travel restrictions; mandatory use of face masks for passengers and crew; health checks prior to passenger boarding; temperature screening; restricted services and passenger movement during flights; and enhanced cleaning and sanitation practices. In airports, these designs and measures include enhanced air conditioning and filtration systems; frequent cleaning of high-touch…

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  • Canadian Airlines Open Up All Seats Ending Physical Distancing Onboard

    Canada’s two largest airlines have abandoned physical distancing rules on flights. Air Canada and WestJet are no longer keeping adjacent seats empty between passengers in economy class, including the middle seats in aisles. The return to pre-COVID-19 booking procedures came into effect July 1. The carriers announced they would start filling flights to full capacity a few days prior. Both cite the decision is in response to a pick up in air travel and is in line with the International…

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  • Sanitized Air Travel to Affect More than 70 Points in Passenger Journey: Report

    Dozens of areas in an airport could change after the coronavirus pandemic to restore confidence in flying, according to a leading aviation marketing consultancy firm. In its latest report, SimpliFlying details what it will be like to fly in the age of ‘sanitized’ travel, from check-in through arrival at the destination. Highlights of the multi-step approach to passenger safety include all bags to be ‘sanitagged,’ the touchless cabin, in-flight janitor and the end of the ‘30-minute turn.’ Beginning with online…

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  • Swoop carries its one-millionth traveller

    Press Release Swoop celebrated its one-millionth traveller on a flight from Edmonton to Hamilton earlier this week. William and Emily Burchat were surprised to be selected as the lucky recipients of a round-trip for two on Swoop and a commemorative, Swoop branded, model aircraft. The pair were travelling to Hamilton with their twin infant daughters who were meeting their grandparents for the first time. “It was an awesome experience. They were all super helpful, every single one of them,” said…

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  • Radisson Rewards points can now be redeemed with more than 35 airlines

    Press Release Radisson Rewards, the global rewards program of Radisson Hotel Group, has expanded its portfolio of airline partners to allow members to take off with Radisson Rewards and redeem their points with over 35 airlines, as of March 1, 2019. “We’re excited to expand the value of our membership by providing guests an easy way to earn airline miles while also enjoying the benefits of being a Radisson Rewards member,” said Efrem Berman, head of global loyalty and engagement, Radisson Hotel Group. “By…

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  • Delta tops The Points Guy’s 2019 Best Airlines Report

    Press Release The Points Guy (TPG) announced today that Delta Air Lines has been named the number one airline in America in its third annual Best Airlines Report for 2019. TPG ranked airlines in the United States, from best to worst, using a new strategic method that reflects the changing aviation landscape, with brand new categories like cancellations, bumps and revenue passenger miles. The traditional study-specific criteria and data including customer satisfaction, cabin comfort, timeliness, lost baggage, lounges and more have been…

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  • Air Canada updates schedule following the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX

    Press Release Air Canada said today that it has adjusted its schedule through to April 30 to cover 98 per cent of its planned flying following Transport Canada’s closure of Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations. In compliance with the safety notice, Air Canada has grounded its 24 737 MAX aircraft and Boeing has advised that deliveries of its 737 MAX are currently suspended. Air Canada was expecting six new aircraft in March and April. Air Canada is now updating its May schedule to…

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  • Air Canada welcomes new air services agreement between Canada and the U.K.

    Press Release Air Canada said today that it welcomes a new air services agreement reached between Canada and the U.K. to provide for the uninterrupted continuation of air transport services after the U.K. leaves the European Union post-Brexit. “The U.K. is Air Canada’s largest single international market. This agreement is important as it provides our airline, and the 2 million Air Canada customers we carry each year between the two countries, certainty that our operations will be uninterrupted by Brexit. We applaud…

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  • Boeing and SparkCognition to launch joint venture, SkyGrid

    Press Release Boeing and SparkCognition today announced yesterday plans to launch SkyGrid, a new company that will enable the future of urban aerial mobility. Based in Austin, Texas, SkyGrid will develop a software platform to ensure the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in the global airspace. Using blockchain technology, AI-enabled dynamic traffic routing, data analytics and cybersecurity features, SkyGrid’s platform will go beyond unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM). The platform will enable SkyGrid customers to…

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  • Flair Airlines adds low-fare routes to the United States

    Press Release Flair Airlines, Canada’s only independent low fare airline today announced it is introducing non-stop flights to six popular U.S. destinations this winter. The new routes will extend Flair’s rapidly growing network to Florida’s Orlando International Airport, St. Pete-Clearwater (Tampa Bay) and Miami as well as to Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa Airport. “The majority of our new services concentrate on Edmonton and Winnipeg,” said David Tait, Flair’s Executive Chairman; “Having brought low fare service to 10 Canadian…

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