WestJet opened greater access to both Europe and Canada May 24 with its inaugural flight between Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).
The airline's new route is its first to Spain and gives European business and leisure travellers access to the greater WestJet... more ›
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has filed to represent 170 flight attendants at Swoop, WestJet's low-fare carrier.
A majority of cabin crew members at Swoop have signed cards to join CUPE, and an application has been made to the Canada Industrial Relations Board to certify CUPE... more ›
The Federal Government has finalized new Air Passenger Protection Regulations, set to come into effect July 15.
Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, said that after months of public and stakeholder consultations, Canadians will soon be covered by robust new regulations that apply to all air... more ›
Duncan Bureau is no longer the president of Air Canada rouge.
While there has been no official announcement of Bureau's departure from his post as Air Canada rouge's president, the airline has confirmed that he is no longer in that post.
Air Canada said that the rouge leadership team will... more ›
Shuttles and Incentive Package Offered to Passengers
Travellers taking a flight to Muskoka with Porter Airlines this summer can take advantage of two special programs offered by the regional tourism organization, “Explorers’ Edge.”
Travellers booking a minimum two-night stay at participating accommodations by June 21 and who also book a... more ›
Swoop has opened a group booking desk designed to facilitate flight bookings and reservation management for groups of 13 or more travellers.
Every group booking includes one checked bag and a standard seat assignment per traveller, along with the support of a group booking agent when making... more ›
WestJet reports that WestJet flight dispatchers, represented by the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA), voted 90% in favour of a three-year agreement.
The vote does not include WestJet Encore.
The agreement starts May 18 and expires May 18, 2022.
“This agreement is... more ›
As part of its “Bringing people together” campaign, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently invited Toronto millennial Yulenka to surprise her grandfather in Mumbai.
Her inspirational tale back to her roots is featured in a video at youtube.com/watch?v=4Etnjk1zXtw.
Yulenka is one of the... more ›
Air Canada Enters Into Exclusive Deal To Acquire Transat A.T.
Now this is going to be quite a combination.
Air Canada is entering into an “exclusive agreement” with Transat A.T regarding the proposed purchase by Air Canada of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat and its combination with Air Canada.
The proposed transaction – valued at... more ›
Following Monday's unexpected announcement that WestJet has approved a $5 billion sales transaction with Onex, the airline's board of directors is assuring its partners and travellers that it's still business as usual at WestJet.
In a statement, officials said, WestJet will “benefit from... more ›