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  • WestJet moves Whitehorse service to Calgary

    Airline offers Yukoners more connections via YYC WestJet has announced that it will move its non-stop seasonal service between Whitehorse and Vancouver to YYC Calgary International Airport, effective June 29, 2018. For the first time, flights between Whitehorse and Calgary will be available for purchase as of January 29, 2018. “WestJet has been serving Whitehorse with seasonal summer service to Vancouver since 2012,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “As we continue to expand our…

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  • Air Canada launches Montreal-Lima service; first year-round non-stop South American flights from Montreal

    The arrival of flight AC1942 at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport marks the successful launch Air Canada’s non-stop service between Montreal and Lima, Peru, Montreal’s first year-round link to the southern hemisphere. The twice weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service. “Air Canada is continuing its global expansion with the launch of Montreal-Lima the first South American route from our Montreal hub that will offer business and leisure travellers as well as freight forwarders from Quebec and Atlantic Canada convenient access to Peru. This…

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  • Air Canada expands non-stop services to Ireland from Toronto and Montreal

    First routes for Air Canada’s new Boeing 737-Max include Shannon, Dublin Non-stop, seasonal Toronto-Shannon, Montreal-Dublin routes begin June 2018 The existing Toronto-Dublin service will transfer to Air Canada mainline from Air Canada Rouge beginning October 29, 2017, with increased frequencies this winter, daily next summer Seasonal Vancouver-Dublin service resumes next summer with an increase in weekly frequencies to five from three Air Canada has announced expanded seasonal services to Ireland with new non-stop flights from Toronto to Shannon and between Montreal and Dublin. The flights will be operated using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 Max 8 featuring…

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  • YVR creates new connections to Latin America with upcoming arrival of Interjet

    Interjet to start year-round service to Cancún and Mexico City at YVR Vancouver Airport Authority has announced that Interjet is launching year-round service at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this fall. Interjet will offer passengers non-stop access between YVR and Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN). These new services will operate four times weekly beginning on October 26, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Interjet to the YVR family—they are a great addition to our airline partners,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority.…

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  • WestJet’s summer schedule adds route between Winnipeg and Abbotsford

    The airline also adds 21 additional flights WestJet has announced plans to connect two long-standing WestJet destinations with the addition of service between Winnipeg and Abbotsford. WestJet also announced 21 incremental flights across the network that will serve both business and leisure travellers. Starting April 30, 2017, WestJet will add Abbotsford as its 13th non-stop destination from Winnipeg and will increase frequency on routes to Edmonton and Hamilton. WestJet has served Abbotsford since 1997 and Winnipeg since 1996. The airline will increase its number of non-stop flights between Abbotsford and Edmonton from 13 per week to 20 and service…

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  • Beijing Capital Airlines rolls out new Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service

    Press and promotional conferences held simultaneously to announce the new service Beijing Capital Airlines simultaneously held a press conference and promotional conference in Vancouver on Nov. 24, 2016 during which the carrier promoted its soon-to-be-launched Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service. The Chinese airline will formally kick off the new Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service on December 30. The new international route between China and Canada serviced by an Airbus A330 wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, allowing travelers to enjoy non-stop service…

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  • Alberta tourism excellence recognized at the 2016 Alto Awards

    Outstanding tourism operators from communities across Alberta were recognized for tourism excellence at Alberta’s recent 2016 Alto Awards. Tourism is big business in Alberta, an $8.3 billion industry that supports 19,000 businesses and 127,000 jobs in every region of the province. Announced at Travel Alberta’s annual industry conference, the Alto awards celebrate individuals and organizations who enrich the tourism industry, inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together. “Tourism is a dynamic, innovative industry in Alberta, and a key economic driver,”…

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