TAP Goes Retro

TAP Goes Retro In a one-of-a-kind event, passengers embarking on TAP's “Portugal” Airbus A330 aircraft July 14 took a trip back to the 1970s. As part of celebrations for its 72 years in the business, TAP invited passengers onboard its retro-styled “Portugal” aircraft heading to Toronto to go back... more ›
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Sunwing Adds New Fredericton Lift

Sunwing Adds New Fredericton Lift Sunwing is increasing its direct flight service to a total of four vacation destinations from Fredericton this coming winter including the new destinations of Punta Cana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria. Plus, the tour operator will be bringing back the perennial favourite Mexican destination of... more ›
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Air Canada Helping Kids

Foundation's Golf Tournament Raises $1.1 Million For Children's Charities

Air Canada Helping Kids The Air Canada Foundation's sixth annual golf tournament netted over $1,100,000 in support of organizations focused on health and well-being of children in Canada. The tournament was held on July 10 at the Saint Raphaël Golf Club, Québec and featured close to 300 golfers from across North... more ›
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Still Time To Win With Star Alliance

Still Time To Win With Star Alliance For those who'd like to know what it's like to win a million frequent flyer miles, time is running out. There's less than three weeks left to share a photo and a story about your favourite cultural experience for a chance to become a mileage millionaire. In all, 21 winners will be selected... more ›
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Air Canada Helping Out In BC

“Our Hearts Go Out To Everyone”

Air Canada Helping Out In BC Describing the fires in BC as a “devastating situation,” Air Canada says that “our hearts go out to everyone involved.” But the airline also advised that for people who are travelling during this difficult time, it's offering assistance, ticket flexibility, reduced fares and more to... more ›
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WestJet Signs Deal With Amadeus

WestJet Signs Deal With Amadeus WestJet has signed a new multi-year agreement with Amadeus for worldwide distribution including ancillary services. Under the new agreement, subscribers worldwide have continued access via the Amadeus global distribution system to WestJet’s broad range of content. The agreement also... more ›
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A Perfect Fit

Air Transat Leasing 10 New Airbus A321neo LRs

A Perfect Fit Air Transat has signed an agreement with AerCap for the long-term (12-year) leasing of 10 Airbus A321neo long-range aircraft. The aircraft are to be delivered between spring 2019 and fall 2020, and will replace Transat’s Airbus A310s, which will be gradually retired from the fleet. The... more ›
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WestJet Turns Up The Heat

Tour Company Launches Early Booking Bonus Deal

WestJet Turns Up The Heat WestJet has launched an Early Booking Bonus on eligible WestJet Vacations packages to anywhere in Mexico, the Caribbean or Hawaii where each guest on the booking can receive an additional 100 WestJet dollars. Lyell Farquharson, vice-president, sales and business development for WestJet, said:... more ›
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Simple And Fast

AC Uses Masterpass For Online Booking

Simple And Fast Mastercard reports that Masterpass is now available on and and helps travellers get from booking to vacation-mode a lot faster. Air Canada joins a rapidly expanding roster of travel sites offering fast, easy and secure digital payment... more ›
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Time For A Reset

USTA Report Takes Aim At Crumbling US Air Transport Infrastructure

Time For A Reset The US Travel Association is hoping that a scathing report detailing America’s crumbling air transport infrastructure will spur remedial action from ``the very highest levels” of the federal government, reports Montreal editor, Mike Dunbar in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel... more ›
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