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WestJet dispatchers file for union certification

WestJet dispatchers file for union certification On Aug. 3, the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) filed an application with the Canada Industrial Relations Board to represent flight dispatchers at WestJet. The move comes shortly after WestJet's cabin crew members became unionized with the Canadian Union of Public Employees... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: Aug 09, 2018
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Cathay launches non-stop Seattle-Hong Kong service

Cathay launches non-stop Seattle-Hong Kong service Cathay Pacific will commence a new non-stop service from Seattle Tacoma International Airport on April 1, 2019, becoming the only airline that will directly link Hong Kong with the fastest-growing city on the West Coast. The four-times-weekly service will see Seattle become the airline's... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: Aug 02, 2018
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AC to open redesigned Maple Leaf lounge in St. John’s

AC to open redesigned Maple Leaf lounge in St. John’s Air Canada will open a redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge located in St. John's International Airport's new terminal East expansion area (YYT) this fall. The new Maple Leaf Lounge will have 77% more square footage, 46 additional seats, and windows offering a panoramic view of iconic Signal Hill... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: Jul 19, 2018
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Hong Kong Airlines celebrates YVR service

Hong Kong Airlines celebrates YVR service Hong Kong Airlines recently celebrated the first anniversary of its Vancouver-Hong Kong service by partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, British Columbia & Yukon chapter. The airline donated 10 round-trip Economy Class tickets to eligible children represented by the charity. The... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: Jul 12, 2018
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Cathay’s 35th YVR birthday benefits a charity

Cathay’s 35th YVR birthday benefits a charity Charitable organizations in BC have until June 30 to apply for a special gift from Cathay Pacific (CX) valued at $35,000. The airline is marking 35 years of flying non-stop between Vancouver and Hong Kong and has launched the contest to support a worthy BC charity while celebrating the... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: Jun 14, 2018
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LOT orders six more Boeing 737 MAXs

LOT orders six more Boeing 737 MAXs LOT is adding six more new generation, narrow-body planes, Boeing 737 MAXs, to its mid-haul fleet. Five planes will be delivered from the Boeing plant in Renton this year with the last set to reach Warsaw in 2020. “Those new generation aircraft are perfect on the most popular mid-haul... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: Jun 14, 2018
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Passenger demand slows in April: IATA

Passenger demand slows in April: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports global passenger traffic data for April shows that demand (revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month high of 9.7% in March. Comparisons with the year ago period are... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: Jun 07, 2018
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AC celebrates new Tokyo service

AC celebrates new Tokyo service Air Canada celebrated the launch of the very first scheduled flight between Montreal and Japan June 1. Flights will operate year-round aboard AC's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, daily during the summer and three times a week during the winter. Air Canada's new transpacific service from... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: Jun 07, 2018
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Emirates uncorks the ‘Vintage Collection’

Emirates uncorks the ‘Vintage Collection’ Emirates has launched the Emirates Vintage Collection – a selection of fine wines from its cellar in Burgundy which have been stored for up to 15 years. The four wines to be included this year are the Château Cheval Blanc 2004, Château Haut Brion 2004, Château Mouton Rothschild 2001 and... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: May 31, 2018
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Halifax Stanfield geared for future growth

Halifax Stanfield geared for future growth At its May 10 annual public meeting, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) reflected on 2017 as a year of significant accomplishments, with the airport well positioned for future growth in 2018 and beyond. “Last year was memorable for many reasons, with record-breaking passenger... more ›
Travel Courier Issue Date: May 24, 2018
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