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Sunwing Introduces YVR-Costa Rica Service

Sunwing Introduces YVR-Costa Rica Service Heading off on a winter escape just got a bit easier for Vancouverites, with the news that Sunwing will be offering a weekly non-stop direct flight service from Vancouver to Liberia in Costa Rica this winter. Flights depart on Sundays between Dec. 23 and March 31, 2019. Service is... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, Tour Operators

Branded Fares Available Through TravelBrands

Branded Fares Available Through TravelBrands TravelBrands is advising agents that branded fares are now available through TravelBrands Flights, by Intair. Agents now have the ability to choose from different types of fares based on their clients’ needs. Agents can begin booking branded fares on the Access platform. “Airlines are... more ›
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Air Canada Inaugurates YVR Dreamliner Routes

Air Canada Inaugurates YVR Dreamliner Routes Air Canada launched two new international Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes to Europe last week with its June 7 inaugural flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Zurich, followed by service the next day from YVR to Paris. This marks five non-stop European routes from Air Canada's YVR hub. “The... more ›
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Sunwing Takes It To The Next Level

Sunwing Takes It To The Next Level Taking delivery of a new plane is always memorable, but add to this the ability to fly further and offer a better passenger experience and you'll understand why Sunwing executives are so excited to have two new Boeing 737 MAX 8's in their fleet, reports assistant editor, Greg Coates in this... more ›
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WestJet Says It Respects Arbitrator’s Swoop Order

WestJet Says It Respects Arbitrator’s Swoop Order The arbitrator presiding over the arbitration between WestJet and Swoop Inc. and the Air Line Pilot Association, International (ALPA) has issued a binding interim order regarding Swoop. The order – issued Thurs., June 7 -- directs, among other things, that existing Swoop pilots will remain... more ›
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Air Canada Connects

Carrier Begins Offering Satellite Connectivity On International Flights

Air Canada Connects Air Canada has begun offering next-generation, satellite connectivity on its wide-body international fleet with the introduction of Air Canada Wi-Fi provided by Gogo. Starting with flights operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, officials say the new service will be the fastest available on... more ›
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World’s Longest Commercial Flight Is Back

Singapore Airlines to Launch New York-Singapore Service

World’s Longest Commercial Flight Is Back After a five-year hiatus, Singapore Airlines is set to relaunch the world's longest commercial flight, bringing back New York (Newark) Singapore service in October. The 18.5-hour flight will take place aboard the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft. And for agents/travellers... more ›
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Ukraine International Airlines Kicks Off Toronto Service

Ukraine International Airlines Kicks Off Toronto Service Ukraine International Airlines has begun a long-awaited goal of serving as an airborne link between Canada and Ukraine. Wednesday (June 6) saw the airline begin non-stop Toronto-Kiev service, with the Monday, Wednesday and Saturday flights using B767-300ER aircraft with three classes of... more ›
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Take The ‘WestJet Challenge’ With TravelBrands

Grand Prize Includes Air Tickets, Car Rental

Take The ‘WestJet Challenge’ With TravelBrands Travel agents have a chance to win a variety of prizes -- including air tickets and a car rental -- through TravelBrands’ WestJet Challenge, running through July 3. Participating agents can earn from 2,000 to 40,000 Loyalty Rewards. One lucky winner of the qualifying participants will also... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Airlines, Tour Operators

Air Canada, Air China Sign Joint Venture Deal

Expanded Cooperation Supports Canada-China Year Of Tourism

Air Canada, Air China Sign Joint Venture Deal Air Canada and Air China have signed the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and North American airline. The signing took place at a ceremony in Beijing attended by Jianjiang Cai, chairman of Air China; Zhiyong Song, president of Air China; and Calin Rovinescu, president &... more ›
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