All Air Canada articles

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    Can e-commerce deliver for airlines?

    2020-08-03T12:56:00Z

    Passenger traffic growth is likely to remain sluggish for some time, but freight remains a bright spot for airlines

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    Air Canada reports second-quarter loss of C$1.8bn

    2020-07-31T15:03:00Z

    Air Canada posted a stunning C$1.8 billion ($1.5 billion) loss during the second quarter, as the coronavirus shut down almost all air travel in the country, and government-imposed restrictions kept passengers away.

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    Air Canada re-ups appeal to end quarantine requirements

    2020-07-15T21:25:00Z

    Air Canada has reiterated its call for the government of Canada to ease four-month-old coronavirus-prompted travel restrictions that have disrupted the country’s aviation industry and which continue to be a severe drag on air transport.

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    Air Canada chief executive blasts government for maintaining travel restrictions

    2020-06-25T16:55:00Z

    Air Canada’s chief executive Calin Rovinescu excoriated the government of Canada for maintaining draconian coronavirus-prompted travel restrictions across the country, hindering the air transport industry’s ability to return to any semblance of normal operations.

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    Air Canada raises additional C$1.23bn in cash

    2020-06-22T21:32:00Z

    Air Canada has raised additional liquidity to help keep itself afloat as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.

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    Transat-Air Canada merger pushed to fourth quarter

    2020-06-11T17:51:00Z

    Transat AT, the parent company of Canadian holiday specialist Air Transat, says its merger with legacy carrier Air Canada is still on track and now due to close sometime in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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    Air Canada looking to quit Transat deal: reports

    2020-06-02T21:34:00Z

    French-language media in Canada report that legacy carrier Air Canada is looking to exit its planned takeover of Transat AT, the parent company of Air Transat, as Canada’s biggest airline attempts to manage through the coronavirus crisis while preserving its liquidity.

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    Air Canada-Transat tie-up faces European competition scrutiny

    2020-05-25T15:48:00Z

    Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat AT, the parent of leisure carrier Air Transat, is to face scrutiny from European competition regulators. The European Commission is concerned that the tie-up could “significantly” reduce competition on 33 city-pairs between Canada and the 30 countries of the European Economic Area. ...

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    Air Canada expects recovery to take three years

    2020-05-04T12:02:00Z

    Air Canada incurred a C$1.05 billion ($744 million) net loss in the first quarter of 2020, compared with a C$285 million net profit a year ago, and is warning that it will take “at least three years” for revenue and capacity levels to return to those seen in 2019.

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    Air Canada to halt all US flights on 27 April

    2020-04-21T17:06:00Z

    Air Canada will suspend all USA-Canada flights on 27 April, slashing its 11 remaining US routes due to an extension of travel restrictions between the nations.

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    Air Canada to apply for federal wage subsidies

    2020-04-08T13:42:00Z

    Air Canada is seeking newly available federal wage subsidies for 36,000 domestic employees, including roughly 16,500 workers who have already lost their jobs.

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    Why airline CEOs should think counter-intuitively during a crisis

    2020-04-06T12:18:00Z

    Airline chief executives need to act swiftly during the coronavirus crisis, but should also remember that counter-intuitive actions might lead to better outcomes – particularly when it comes to short-term hits to the balance sheet. Those were among the key messages heard during the FlightGlobal webinar Airline chiefs on ...

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    US carriers race to shrink fleets as nearly 400 near-term aircraft deliveries loom

    2020-04-01T21:42:00Z

    The speed at which a handful of US passenger airlines bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic will to a large degree determine how significantly the virus downturn wallops airframers Airbus and Boeing.

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    Air Canada to cut 16,500 workers

    2020-03-30T19:55:00Z

    Air Canada says it is cutting 16,500 employees and slashing its network by up to 90% in April and May, confirming earlier reports in Canadian media.

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    Passenger sues five Canadian carriers

    2020-03-30T18:22:00Z

    Canadian airlines Air Canada, WestJet, Swoop, Air Transat and Sunwing have been accused of breach of contract in a class action lawsuit filed in the province of British Colombia for refusing to give passengers refunds to purchased tickets after the coronavirus severely impacted both domestic and international air travel.

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    Canada has ‘concerns’ about Air Canada-Transat merger

    2020-03-27T21:53:00Z

    The Competition Bureau of the government of Canada says it has “competition concerns” about the planned takeover of Transat by Air Canada.

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    Air Canada to reinstate some international routes to repatriate citizens

    2020-03-23T18:48:00Z

    Air Canada will reinstate some international connections in an effort to repatriate citizens who have become stranded overseas as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

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    Air Canada temporarily lays off 5,100 cabin crew: union

    2020-03-20T18:03:00Z

    Air Canada is reportedly temporarily laying off 5,100 cabin crew as the coronavirus hits its business, forcing it to ground aircraft and take significant capacity out of its network.

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    Air Canada 777-300ER rejects take-off behind aborting E190

    2020-03-19T08:09:00Z

    Canadian investigators have detailed an incident in which an Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER aborted take-off at 110kt after its crew saw that a preceding Embraer 190 had aborted its own take-off roll on the same runway. The 777 had been cleared to line up on Toronto’s runway 06L immediately ...

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    Air Canada to scale back international routes through April

    2020-03-19T01:18:00Z

    Air Canada today says it will gradually suspend most international flights by 31 March in response to the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining a few routes to help Canadian citizens repatriate and continue essential cargo deliveries. US president Donald Trump and Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau have announced plans ...