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Lufthansa Adds Ottawa to Transatlantic Network

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced it will fly direct to Ottawa for the first time, picking up the seasonal route from Star Alliance partner Air Canada. The airline intends to connect its Frankfurt hub with the Canadian capital from

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First Look Inside Air Canada’s New A220-300

Air Canada has given passengers a sneak peak inside its long-anticipated Airbus A220-300. The Montreal-based carrier has opted for a two-class configuration for the new jet, which is due to enter revenue service in spring 2020. The aircraft will have

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Consolidation in Canada Continues

First Air and Canadian North have completed a merger transaction which paves the way for further consolidation within the Canadian commercial aviation market. The respective owners of the two carriers, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Makivik Corporation issued a joint statement

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WestJet Link Marks Successful First Year

WestJet’s regional affiliate WestJet Link is celebrating carrying almost 200,000 passengers in its first year of operation. The service connects five cities in British Columbia and Alberta with its home and largest hub in Calgary through a capacity purchase agreement

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New Canadian ULCC Outlines Launch Plans

Canada Jetlines, which claims to be the country’s “first true ultra-low cost carrier” has selected the airport to act as its primary base of operations. The airline will call Vancouver International its home when it begins commercial scheduled services later

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Boeing Delivers First WestJet 787-9

Canadian carrier WestJet has accepted delivery of the first of ten Boeing 787-9s. The aircraft, C-GUDH (c/n 64974) represents the start of an ambitious new chapter for the airline, with major growth plans coupled with a more upmarket approach. The

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First Look at WestJet 787-9

WestJet has released the first images of its new Boeing 787-9. The example, C-GUDH (c/n 64974) is pictured straight out of the paint shop with a refreshed livery, representing the first of ten Dreamliners on order for the Calgary-based carrier.

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UK Confirms Post-Brexit Aviation Deals

The British Government has outlined aviation arrangements with ten nations for post-Brexit flights. These include an ‘open skies’-style deal with both the United States and Canada. The UK Department for Transport (DfT) said the move would allow airlines to continue

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Bombardier Sells Q Series Programme

Bombardier has announced it will sell the Q Series Aircraft Programme to Longview Aviation Capital, parent company of Canadian aircraft manufacturer, Viking Air as part of a major restructuring exercise. Up to 5,000 jobs could also go as the firm

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Flair Airlines Chasing the Sun this Winter

Edmonton-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Flair Airlines has announced that it will begin scheduled international flights later this year as competition within the Canadian leisure market heats up. The first of the new non-stop routes will fly from its hub

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