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  • Delta and WestJet to create new transborder joint venture

    Press Release Delta Air Lines and WestJet have signed a definitive agreement to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that will offer customers an extensive route network within the U.S. and Canada. “Delta’s future is global and together with WestJet, we can augment the two airlines’ capabilities and bring together our strengths in this important trans-border market,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO. “Combined, we will be able to offer more destinations to customers with an integrated network, superior airline…

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  • WestJet recognized as North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline by Skytrax

    Press Release WestJet today has been named North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline at Skytrax’s World Airline Awards for 2018. “We’re proud to be named the Best Low-Cost Airline in North America as voted on by 20 million global travellers,” said Ed Sims, WestJet president and CEO. “More than 13,000 WestJetters and their dedication and commitment to providing exceptional service are the true winners of this award. We look forward to providing our guests with more products, services and destinations, along with our caring guest experience…

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  • Aeroplan and Carrot Rewards announce partnership renewal

    Press Release Aeroplan today announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement with Carrot Rewards, a free wellness mobile app that rewards Canadians with Aeroplan Miles as it offers simple guidance towards healthier lifestyle choices. “We’re thrilled to renew our partnership with Carrot Rewards to continue to give our members more earning opportunities while motivating them to make healthy lifestyle choices,” said Jennifer Jones, vice president, retail, travel and strategic development, Aeroplan. “We are proud to be one of Carrot Rewards’ founding partners and…

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  • YVR offers travels tips for busy summer period

    Press Release At Vancouver International Airport (YVR), we’re expecting a daily average of close to 90,000 passengers during the summer period. In an effort to make the travel experience an efficient and stress-free one, YVR offers the following travel tips on how to best prepare and what to expect when travelling through the airport. Confirm travel details in advance. Days before your trip, confirm reservations with your airline, and determine baggage specifications and what your airline offers in the way…

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  • Air Canada inaugurates 25 new non-stop routes

    Air Canada today inaugurates five new non-stop regional services from Montreal to Windsor, Montreal to London ON, Edmonton to Kelowna, Edmonton and Victoria, Calgary and Comox, completing the successful launch of 25 new year-round and seasonal routes this summer. “We are very pleased to launch our newest domestic regional services today to offer customers more choice and convenience when travelling. The 25 international, transborder and domestic routes that we have strategically added this summer broaden and deepen our already expansive…

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  • Swoop launches service on sold-out flight from Edmonton

    Press Release Swoop today celebrated its inaugural flight from Edmonton International Airport to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. The sold-out flight is scheduled to depart at 10:25 a.m. In addition to the first flight, Swoop announced Edmonton as its second operational base. “Edmonton is a market keen to enjoy the ultra-low-cost fares Swoop provides,” said Steven Greenway, Swoop president and CEO. “This, along with Edmonton International Airport Authority’s support, has meant that we’ve chosen Edmonton as our second operational…

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  • Expedia launches travel package that provides access to hotel discounts

    Press Release Today Expedia announced the launch of the Add-On Advantage, the newest way for travellers to save time and money on travel. A new study commissioned by Expedia found that, for the majority of Canadians, the most time-consuming part of planning a trip is finding the best price on transport and accommodations (75 per cent). The Expedia Add-On Advantage aims to give that time back to travellers by providing access to hotel discounts up to 50 per cent off.…

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  • Flair Airlines claims a new hometown

    Press Release Flair, Canada’s low-fare airline, today announced that after extensive analysis, it will build on the success of Edmonton International Airport as its main transfer hub and officially establish itself as Edmonton’s hometown airline. Flair will continue to expand its network to/from Edmonton by growing its frequency and network — both domestic and trans-border; announcing new low-fare routes in the coming weeks. Flair will also progressively relocate its operations and executive base in Edmonton. Flair’s executive chairman, David Tait, commented, “Just last week Flair doubled its frequency out of Edmonton and,…

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  • 2015 mid-year air travel trends: Expedia.ca and Airlines Reporting Corporation release air travel trends for coming months

    Expedia Canada, in partnership with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and other organizations, today released findings from a rich set of global air travel data spotlighting air travel trends. Specifically, the change in average ticket price fluctuations for global travellers as well as savings for Canadian travellers are identified in this release. Average ticket price fluctuations on routes globally In December 2014, Expedia globally and ARC analyzed likely 2015 average ticket prices (ATPs) to many top travel destinations originating from North…

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