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Old June 17th, 2006, 04:04 AM   #481
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It is taking painfully slow......the first A320 went in at the end of April and they "planned" to have it out by mid May.....and here we are in the mid of June with only have the seats put in...........albiet, that plane should be out pretty soon as all that needs to be done is putting in the other set of seats.......
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Old June 17th, 2006, 04:43 AM   #482
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It was delayed because the seats got wet in the rain. They had to be replaced!

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Air Canada expands service to hot spots
Growing regions get more flights P.E.I. reduction will continue

Jonathan Montpetit
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17 June 2006

MONTREAL -- Air Canada is increasing its flight offerings abroad and to Canada's west as the carrier tries to capitalize on booming economies. Canada's largest airline said it will continue expanding its service this summer with more than a dozen new non-stop services to destinations within Canada, the United States and China.

The carrier will offer direct flights from Toronto to Shanghai beginning today, and increase its Toronto-Beijing service to daily from three times a week. It will also begin non-stop services from Montreal to Denver and Mexico City.

However, the company said that while it was increasing its overall service to Atlantic Canada, it won't resume year-round service from Toronto to Charlottetown.

Yesterday's announcement, contained in the company's latest update, comes on top of new services from Calgary to New York and from Fort McMurray, Alta., to Toronto.

Ben Smith, Air Canada's vice-president of network planning, said rapidly expanding economies in Asia and Alberta have increased demand for better service to those areas.

He said the new offerings were made possible by recent upgrades to the company's fleet.

Along with a revitalization program aimed at making its older planes more comfortable, Air Canada recently received 15 new E175 jets on order from Brazil's Embraer. He said a booming oil industry has caused the company to consider destinations it once thought unprofitable.

"Fort McMurray non-stop to Toronto, that's something I don't think anyone would have dreamed up a year or two ago, and we're now doing that on a daily basis," he said, adding that new routes to Denver, Calgary and Edmonton all reflect increased demand due to the oil industry.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 02:41 AM   #484
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For real...hmmm....
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Air Canada expands service to China with launch of new non-stop, Toronto-Shanghai flights

MONTREAL, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is strengthening its position as the leading North American carrier to Asia with the departure today of flight AC087, its new non-stop service between Toronto and Shanghai.

"This new route directly connects the dynamic cities of Shanghai and Toronto, further enhancing Air Canada's already extensive service to China and Asia," said Ben Smith, vice-president of network planning at Air Canada.

"Shanghai has been long regarded as a gateway to the Orient. Air Canada is pleased to provide customers with more flexibility and choice when travelling to or from the region and making connections on our global network beyond."

The new three-times weekly service is the only non-stop flight from eastern North America to Shanghai and offers the fastest flying time from Toronto. With an elapsed time of 14 hours, 45 minutes westbound and 13 hours, 40 minutes eastbound, the route will save travellers three hours in each direction compared to the Vancouver routing. The flight will be operated using a 285-seat, A340-300 aircraft.

Flights will depart Toronto at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and flight AC 088 will return from Shanghai and arrive in Toronto at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

With the addition of this service Air Canada now flies 13 routes to eight major Asian cities. This includes one flight daily from Toronto and Vancouver to Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai, two flights daily from Vancouver to Osaka, one flight daily from Toronto to Delhi, ten flights weekly from Vancouver to Seoul, three flights weekly from Toronto to Seoul (between June 16 and October 18), and from Vancouver to Taipei three flights weekly (increasing to five weekly from June 25 to September 10 operated by EVA Air).
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Old June 26th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #486
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WestJet Announces More Convenient Gates within Terminal 3 in Toronto

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - June 15, 2006) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) announced today that it will be consolidating its domestic and international charter Toronto operations in Concourse C at Terminal 3 in Toronto Pearson International Airport as of June 16, 2006.

The gates provided in Concourse C will provide additional convenience for those guests making connections on WestJet's domestic flights as their location enables travellers to do so more quickly. WestJet guests will have the shortest walking distance between their check-in counter and departure gate compared to guests of other airlines serving Toronto.

WestJet's Vice-President, Airports, Dale Tinevez, commented today: "We are thrilled at the prospect of having our arriving and departing domestic and international charter flights at gates that are closer together as this will allow us to continue delivering our outstanding on-time performance.

"This is a great move for us as the GTAA clearly acknowledges our growth in Toronto to more than 300 flights per week with WestJet representing 86.9% of total enplaned domestic guests in Terminal 3."

"Our special thanks go to the GTAA for understanding our company's determination to present our guests with the best customer service available in the industry as we continue to grow. Establishing these preferential gates serves as yet another example of how WestJet is striving to meet the growing needs of our guests travelling through Canada's busiest airport," added Tinevez.

Starting June 16, 2006, all domestic and international charter WestJet flights from Toronto will operate from Concourse C in Terminal 3 at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Compared to other areas of Terminal 3, Concourse C offers more retail, food and beverage outlet choices for guests.

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 33-city North American network. Named Canada's most respected corporation for customer service in 2005, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.
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Air Canada continues route expansion with more flights from western Canada to the US

CALGARY - Air Canada announced today it is increasing its U.S. transborder flights from western Canada with the introduction of new non-stop flights to Las Vegas and to Palm Springs this fall.

Air Canada and Jazz will launch twice weekly, non-stop service to Las Vegas from both Edmonton and Winnipeg on September 7. The only daily non-stop flights from Calgary-Palm Springs will then launch on December 15. All flights offer a choice of Executive Class or Economy Class service. Tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents. Destinations are eligible for travel through Air Canada's multi-trip Flight Passes.

"We are pleased to offer customers in Western Canada the convenience of more non-stop flights to two of the most popular destinations in the United States," said Ben Smith, Air Canada's vice president responsible for network planning at Air Canada and Jazz. "With the arrival of new aircraft in our North American fleets, we are able to strategically launch new routes responding to strong demand in Western Canada."

Edmonton-Las Vegas: Non-stop flights on Thursdays and Sundays depart Edmonton at 19:25, arriving in Las Vegas at 21:20; depart Las Vegas at 22:15, arriving in Edmonton at 02:25. All flights are onboard the 120-seat Airbus 319 aircraft. The schedule is timed for connections in Edmonton to and from Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Yellowknife.

Winnipeg-Las Vegas: Non-stop flights on Thursdays and Sundays depart Winnipeg at 21:40, arriving in Las Vegas at 23:00; depart Las Vegas at 23:55, arriving in Winnipeg at 04:50. All flights are onboard the Jazz operated, made- in-Canada 75-seat Bombardier CRJ-705 jet. The schedule is timed for connections in Winnipeg to and from Regina and Saskatoon.

Calgary-Palm Springs: Daily, non-stop flights depart Calgary at 09:00, arriving in Palm Springs at 10:55; depart Palm Springs at 11:30, arriving in Calgary at 15:38. All flights are onboard the Jazz operated, made-in-Canada 75-seat Bombardier CRJ-705 jet. The schedule is timed for convenient connections in Calgary to and from Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

Air Canada and Jazz have proudly served western Canada longer than any other carrier. Together they operate more non-stop flights within Canada and to the United States than any other airline. Within Canada, the carriers operate more than 960 non-stop flights per day on 131 routes to and from 67 Canadian airports. Between Canada and the United States, the carriers operate more than 390 non-stop flights per day on 89 routes to and from 51 U.S. and 7 Canadian destinations.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 06:02 PM   #488
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We already have a thread dedicated to Air Canada :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...7&page=1&pp=20

I know it's hard to scan the section without the search function, but to keep redundancy to a minimum, try to sort the threads a bit to see if there is an existing thread for your posts first.
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Iv'e read somewhere that air canada is planning on starting a service from montreal to tel aviv, any info on that?
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Iv'e read somewhere that air canada is planning on starting a service from montreal to tel aviv, any info on that?
There used to be flights between Tel Aviv and Montreal (route began in 1998) but that route was dropped in 2000 due to low demand.
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according to wikipedia, theyr'e starting the flights in late 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Gur...tional_Airport
go to "airlines that fly to ben gurion" and look at the air canada destenations
but it could be wrong
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according to wikipedia, theyr'e starting the flights in late 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Gur...tional_Airport
go to "airlines that fly to ben gurion" and look at the air canada destenations
but it could be wrong
I wonder where did they get that information? I didn't see an Air Canada press release or the industry journals talking about it. In fact, El Al just decided to reduce their frequencies to Toronto due to extraordinary landing fees.
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Air Canada pilot fights mandatory retirement
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00:00 EDT Monday, July 03, 2006

A former Air Canada first officer wants the carrier to raise the mandatory retirement age for pilots to 65 from 60, part of a growing chorus in the cockpit accusing the airline of engaging in age discrimination.

"I should still be flying for Air Canada," said George Vilven, 62, from his home in Airdrie, Alta., just north of Calgary. He said his "cognitive and motor skills" as the second pilot at the controls were in top form when Air Canada forced him into retirement after he turned 60 in August, 2003.

Mr. Vilven's complaint is scheduled to be presented in January in Ottawa to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, which has set aside 10 days to hear the case.

A group of pilots who belong to the Fly Past 60 Coalition is supporting Mr. Vilven's retire-at-65 campaign. Coalition members include Raymond Hall, an Air Canada pilot who turns 57 on Wednesday, and several other pilots who are approaching 60 or recently turned 60.

Mr. Hall, who joined Air Canada 33 years ago, said he will have no choice but to leave the airline in July, 2009, unless the tribunal finds that the carrier is discriminating against its pilots on the basis of age.

Air Canada's current retirement policy is "contrary to his desire to exercise his right to remain employed," the coalition said in a recent submission to the tribunal.

Physical examinations every six months are already required for Air Canada pilots over 40, and that process would ensure that pilots above 60 stay at the top of their game, the coalition maintains. Regular "proficiency checks" for all pilots also ensure safety, it adds.

The International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations, may recommend this November that the retirement age for pilots be increased to 65 from 60, as long as one of the pilots in a two-pilot crew is younger than 60. "The current policy has been in place since the 1960s and needs to be revisited," Mr. Hall said.

Air Canada maintains that its retirement policy doesn't contravene the Canadian Human Rights Act. The country's flag carrier dismissed comparisons with smaller airlines that allow pilots to work under certain conditions beyond 60. For instance, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet Airlines Ltd. allow pilots to work only on domestic routes from 60 to 65, but those involve shorter hauls on average than Air Canada's extensive international network.

Air Canada points out major U.S. airlines continue to abide by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's age-60 retirement rule for pilots while numerous foreign carriers have retirement ages ranging between 55 and 60. "Air Canada is a major international, intercontinental airline whose pilots must meet the requirements of the countries to which they fly," it argues.

The Air Canada Pilots Association, which represents 3,100 members, conducted an April survey that indicated a sizable majority of the respondents want to keep the mandatory retirement age at 60. Of those who voted, 1,382 pilots supported the current system and 458 voted against it.

ACPA's master executive council supports Air Canada's stance of defending the existing retirement policy. "ACPA believes it is a benefit for pilots to be able to retire at age 60 with a full pension," the union said in a statement. "Retirees are not required to stop working entirely upon retirement. Many move on to other occupations, such as a flying instructor with Air Canada."

The union also argues that junior-level pilots are able to climb the seniority ladder faster when senior-level pilots retire early. The more experienced the pilot, the better the aircraft, routes, schedules and pay.

But the Fly Past 60 Coalition insists individual rights are being trampled. Air Canada captains who belong to the coalition include Grant Foster and David Powell-Williams, both 59. Recently retired captains seeking to be reinstated include Kenwood Green, George Iddon and Ray Thwaites, all 60.

If the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal sides with Mr. Vilven, the original complainant, "it is conceivable that some persons recently forced to retire may be allowed to come back to work in their previous capacity," the coalition said.

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Old July 7th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #495
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ACE Aviation sells $138 mln of US Airways shares

MONTREAL, July 7 (Reuters) - Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. said on Friday it sold 2.75 million more shares of US Airways Group Inc. for net proceeds of $137.9 million.

ACE said it sold the shares at an average price of more than $50 a share through transactions on the open stock market. ACE said it still held 500,000 shares of US Airways, with a market value of $27.8 million.

ACE said total net proceeds from several sales of its holdings of US Airways shares amounted to $205.5 million.

Its original $75 million investment for 5 million US Airways shares was made in September 2005.

ACE is the holding company that has owned Air Canada since the airline, which is the country's largest, emerged from 18 months of bankruptcy restructuring in September 2004.

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Air Canada Jazz to resume Toronto Island service in face of calls for boycott

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TORONTO (CP) - Air Canada Jazz (TSX:JAZ.UN) announced plans Thursday to resume flights to and from the small Toronto Island airport next month amid local calls to boycott both the controversial lakeshore airport and the airline.
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Jazz, the regional subsidiary of the country's dominant airline, said Thursday that flights to and from Ottawa and Montreal will begin Aug. 28, "made possible by plans for improved access to the Island airport."
Jazz intends to fly 10 round trips to Ottawa and seven to Montreal each weekday, plus less frequent weekend service, from the island airport - which is closer to Toronto's downtown core than the city's main Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

"Customers will enjoy the super convenience of being able to conduct business in the downtown core and to get to their flights without battling traffic and wasting valuable time," Jazz president and CEO Joseph Randell said at a press conference.

Air Canada's flights to Montreal from the island airport ended four years ago, and Ottawa service ceased this spring as Porter Airlines, a regional startup headed by entrepreneur Robert Deluce, took over the facility that Jazz had been using.

Deluce said that Jazz's announcement hasn't changed anything for Porter Airlines. The company plans to begin its Toronto Island service in early fall, flying Bombardier Q400 70-seat turboprops to up to 17 short-haul destinations.

"We've signed a long-term commercial carrier operating agreement with the Toronto Port Authority and that ensures we'll have the required number of takeoff and landing slots needed to compete on all the routes that we intend to serve from this airport," Deluce said.

Air Canada Jazz has arranged to operate from the Stolport Corp. facility on the island. It currently flies to Ottawa and Montreal out of Hamilton's John C. Munro airport, and said the new flights from the island airport will not affect the Hamilton schedule.

"We have a strong government base that prefers the city-centre airport over Pearson and there are numerous customers who find (it) more convenient," Randell said.

The Toronto Port Authority, a federally appointed group that has been at odds with the city government, plans to upgrade service this summer on the short ferry trip to the airport.

Port authority president Lisa Raitt sent a letter to Randall late Thursday saying she was "very surprised" to learn of the Air Canada announcement.

"We have made it clear to you that we will not permit Jazz to make use of the (Toronto City Centre airport) or its facilities without Jazz first entering into a Commercial Carrier Operating Agreement with (the port authority)," she wrote.

Raitt said in an interview that the agreement is already in draft form and only needs some terms finalized. "It wouldn't take very long," she said.

The Island airport, adjacent to the city's biggest waterfront green space and overlooked by a battery of condominiums, has long been a local political issue, with its operations deplored by local groups who have called for a cap on the number of flights off the island, or for the airport to be completely shut down.

"Our position is that if the airport's there and its open commercially then there should be free and open, equal access to that facility," Randell said.

New Democrat MP Olivia Chow, a former Toronto city counsellor, called for a boycott of the airport and said the federal transport minister should exert control over the port authority and place it in trusteeship.

"With a federal review of the Toronto Port Authority underway this is a real slap in the face to the minister and Parliament," she said.

Toronto Mayor David Miller was elected in 2003 on a central promise to block a proposed $22-million bridge to replace the airport's ferry service.

Bill Freeman, a spokesperson for activist group Community Air, said the airport conflicts with the redevelopment of the city's waterfront.

"We believe the only thing that is logical is to close this airport and turn it into a park, let the citizens of Toronto discuss what they want to do with this land," he said.

Jazz income trust units closed Thursday at $9.15, up 10 cents, on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Shares of ACE Aviation Holdings, which owns Air Canada and a majority of Jazz, closed up 13 cents to $30.58.
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Air Canada flight lands in Rochester on bomb scare

NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) - An Air Canada flight to Toronto was ordered to return to Rochester, New York, on Wednesday, after some confusion over a bomb threat made by a person in custody, officials said.

U.S. Customs officials detained a man and a woman, believed to be Sri Lankan, who tried to board the flight and were suspected of carrying fake Canadian passports, said Jarrod Agen, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman.

The flight then departed for Toronto. During questioning in custody soon after, the detained woman began complaining of chest pains and said she needed her bag which had been loaded on board the departed flight, Agen said.

"The male (in custody) also made a confusing remark about a possible 'bomb,' so out of caution, the plane was returned to Rochester airport," he said.

Officials experienced a "significant language barrier" in attempting to communicate with the couple, he said.

There were 11 passengers on board the plane, including nine passengers and two crew members. No injuries were reported.
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Air Canada to offer non-stop seasonal service between St. John's, NL and London, U. K., with daily flights during summer peak travel

MONTREAL, July 20 /CNW/ -- MONTREAL, July 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today seasonal non- stop service between St. John's, NL and London, U.K. beginning April 6, 2007.

Air Canada's service to London will operate three times weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in April 2007, increasing to five times a week in May 2007, and to daily service from mid-June to September 2007. Air Canada flight AC830 will leave St. John's at 12:55, arriving in London at 21:25, and flight AC831 will leave London at 22:40 arriving in St. John's at 00:40.

"The people of Newfoundland and Labrador have told us loudly and clearly that they value a non-stop link to the U.K. and we believe we have found a creative solution that meets demand," said Ben Smith, Vice President, Network Planning, Air Canada. "With this service we will be able to offer the convenience of daily non-stop service to London for summer peak travel."

The carrier will operate the route using newly refurbished 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a two-cabin configuration offering a choice of Executive Class and Economy service. The A319 jets to be deployed on this route feature Air Canada's new personal entertainment system currently being introduced fleet-wide with 8.9-inch wide digital in-seat monitors and touch- screen controls offering audio and video on demand programming at every seat. Other features include Air Canada's new seating and cabin design with in-seat power within reach of every customer.

From Newfoundland and Labrador, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer more than 159 scheduled flights each week to 9 destinations across Canada, more than any other carrier.

Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and serves more than 30 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
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I like the idea of the babybusses crosing the pond....makes you wonder if WS will be looking at the sucess of this route, and maybe start transatlantic ops......
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How's the expansion of the airport coming along? Any news?
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