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Jazz Aviation Named One of the Best Places to Work in 2022

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HALIFAX, NS, Jan. 18, 2022 /CNW/ – Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR) announced that its subsidiary Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’) has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2022 in Canada. The Employees’ Choice Award, now in its 14th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer.

“Jazz is proud to be selected as one of the best places to work in Canada, especially with this recognition being based on the feedback of our employees,” said Randolph deGooyer, President, Jazz. “Employee well-being, work/life balance, career development, diversity and inclusion, and culture are all very important parts of what makes Jazz a great place to work.”

Through Glassdoor, current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what a specific job may be like at a particular company. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, diversity and inclusion, and work/life balance. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.

About Chorus Aviation Inc.

Chorus is a global provider of integrated regional aviation solutions. Chorus’ vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus is comprised of Chorus Aviation Capital a leading, global lessor of regional aircraft, and Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation – companies that have long histories of safe operations with excellent customer service. Chorus provides a full suite of regional aviation support services that encompasses every stage of an aircraft’s lifecycle, including aircraft acquisitions and leasing; aircraft refurbishment, engineering, modification, repurposing and preparation; contract flying; aircraft and component maintenance, disassembly, and parts provisioning.

Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ‘CHR’. Chorus’ 6.00% Senior Debentures due December 31, 2024, 5.75% Senior Unsecured Debentures due December 31, 2024, 6.00% Convertible Senior Unsecured Debentures due June 30, 2026, and 5.75% Senior Unsecured Debentures due June 30, 2027 trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols ‘CHR.DB’, ‘CHR.DB.A’, ‘CHR.DB.B’, and ‘CHR.DB.C’, respectively.  www.chorusaviation.com

About Jazz Aviation

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. www.flyjazz.ca

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Determination No. A-2022-12

February 7, 2022
 

APPLICATION by Air Canada also carrying on business as Air Canada rouge and as Air Canada Cargo (Air Canada) pursuant to subsection 78(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, SC 1996, c 10 (CTA).

 
Case number: 
22-02525
 

Air Canada has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for extra-bilateral authority to permit it to operate eight (8) additional flights per week to New Delhi while operating its scheduled international service between Canada and India, for the duration of the IATA Summer 2022 Season.

In Determination No. A-2021-185, the Agency found it appropriate to permit Air Canada to operate eight (8) additional flights per week to New Delhi while operating its scheduled international service between Canada and India, beginning on December 15, 2021, to the end of the IATA winter season.

Air Canada is licensed to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of India on Air Transport, signed on July 20, 1982, as amended (Agreement).

Under the terms of the Agreement, Air Canada may operate up to 14 flights per week to any single point in India.

Therefore, Air Canada requires extra bilateral authority to permit it to operate a total of 22 flights per week to New Delhi, and its licence must be varied to allow for the provision of services not permitted under the Agreement.

ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS

Authority under subsection 78(2) of the CTA

The Agency may grant a carrier temporary authority, pursuant to subsection 78(2) of the CTA, for a service that is not permitted in a bilateral air transport agreement or arrangement.

The Agency has considered the application and the material in support and finds it appropriate to permit Air Canada to operate eight (8) additional flights per week to New Delhi while operating its scheduled international service between Canada and India, for the duration of the IATA Summer 2022 Season.

Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to subsection 78(2) of the CTA, varies Air Canada's licence to the extent necessary to operate eight (8) additional flights per week to New Delhi while operating its scheduled international service between Canada and India, for the duration of the IATA Summer 2022 Season.

In all other respects, the service shall be operated in accordance with the Agreement.

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Air Canada Expands its Summer 2022 International Schedule; Relaunching 34 Routes to Europe, Asia, Africa and The Middle East

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  • Most extensive schedule from Canada to global destinations
  • Restoring popular European destinations, including Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, and Venice
  • Increased connectivity to Air Canada’s large North American network
  • Air Canada’s leadership and unique extensive network will stimulate the recovery of the travel and tourism industry

MONTREAL, Feb. 22, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today announced an expanded Summer 2022 international schedule with 34 routes relaunching across the Atlantic and Pacific. Starting next month, non-stop services will begin resuming from Toronto to Tel Aviv, Paris, Tokyo and Amsterdam, signs that recovery is well underway. Service from Montreal to Casablanca, Nice, Algiers, Rome, Tel Aviv and Tokyo will also be resuming. From Vancouver, Air Canada will be offering service to Frankfurt, Dublin, and Zurich.  

Air Canada is also relaunching service to popular tourist destinations such as Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, and Venice, which have been suspended since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

“This is very exciting news for our customers especially now that Omicron is behind us, countries are reopening and border measures are being eased around the world for fully vaccinated travellers. Air Canada’s recovery is well underway and gaining strength, and we are pleased to expand our international network across four continents as we respond to pent-up demand. Our vast and growing network has been built to conveniently increase connectivity to and from global destinations through our Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver hubs Combined with the networks of our Joint Venture and Star Alliance partners, we can offer customers easy access to virtually any destination in the world. As the leading carrier in Canada, we are committed to rebuild the travel and tourism industry. We are continually exploring new opportunities to make your travel experience memorable. You can start planning your next trip and book with confidence as we look forward to welcoming you onboard,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

The relaunch of international routes builds on Air Canada’s major expansion in the North American market, where 7 new routes are scheduled for Summer 2022 and 41 previously suspended routes are resuming. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to Air Canada’s extensive North American network, including 46 airports in the U.S. Seats in all cabins are available for purchase now at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada’s Contact Centres, and travel agents.

Summer 2022 International Route Resumptions

Toronto

To Start Date
*Tel Aviv March 1
*Paris March 2
*Amsterdam March 2
Lisbon March 26
*Vienna March 26
Athens March 27
Rome March 27
Venice April 15
*Tokyo April 27
*Copenhagen May 2
Budapest May 3
Barcelona May 4
*Madrid May 19
Edinburgh May 30
Manchester May 30
Reykjavik June 1

Vancouver

To Start Date
Frankfurt May 1
Dublin June 1
Zurich June 17

Montreal

To Start Date
Rome March 26
Lisbon March 27
Athens March 28
Venice April 16
Tel Aviv May 1
Cairo May 3
*Casablanca May 4
Barcelona May 6
Nice May 12
*Milan May 21
Reykjavik June 2
Dublin June 2
*Tokyo June 4
Algiers June 8

Halifax

To Start Date
*London-Heathrow April 30

Asterix * marks year-round service.

Air Canada may continue to adjust its schedule as more opportunities arise or based on COVID-19’s trajectory and the further easing of travel restrictions by government. For details on the full schedule please visit aircanada.com

Product enhancements

Air Canada’s onboard services on international flights showcase the best cuisine Canadian culinary talent has to offer with Air Canada’s panel of celebrity chefs, including award-winning, Vancouver-based chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij, and renowned Montreal chefs Antonio Park and chef Jérôme Ferrer. Complementing the culinary journey is a selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest.

The flights are operated by Air Canada’s fleet of Boeing 777, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and Airbus A330-300 aircraft featuring Signature, Premium Economy and Economy cabins, and Boeing 737 MAX, featuring Premium Economy and Economy cabins. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers and Aeroplan members, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

Travelling internationally? 

Visit our Travel Ready Hub for the latest government entry requirements. Customers are responsible for ensuring they meet all government entry requirements, including holding the correct travel documents, visas, any required health certificates, and all other eligibility requirements for any flights they purchase. Government requirements may change with little notice.

Travel Policy: Book with confidence

Air Canada’s refund policy is applicable to all tickets purchased. It offers customers the option of a full refund to the original form of payment, an Air Canada Travel Voucher or the equivalent value in Aeroplan Points with a 65% bonus should the airline cancel or reschedule a flight by more than three hours.

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Air Canada Affirms Market Leadership by Expanding its North American Network this Summer as Recovery Accelerates

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  • Seven New Routes launching from three Canadian hubs
  • Restoration of 41 North American routes, return to 11 North American cities
  • Air Canada offers the most seats, frequencies of any Canadian carrier with 90% of its pre-pandemic North American capacity this summer
  • Air Canada’s leadership and unique extensive network will stimulate the recovery of the travel and tourism industry

MONTREAL, Feb. 22, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today announced an expansion of its North American network for Summer 2022 as the carrier’s recovery from COVID accelerates. With the launch of new service on four transborder and three domestic routes, as well as the restoration of 41 North American routes, Air Canada will operate to 51 Canadian and 46 U.S airports this summer and offer customers the largest network and most travel options of any Canadian carrier.

New services will be launching to the U.S. from Montreal to Atlanta and Detroit, Toronto to Salt Lake City, and Vancouver to Austin. Within Canada, three new routes will begin between Montreal and Gander, Calgary and Fort St John, and Vancouver and Halifax. Additionally, service will be restored on 41 North American routes, including: 13 routes from Toronto, nine from Montreal, five from Ottawa, five from Vancouver, four from Calgary, three from Halifax, and two from Edmonton. The routes are timed to connect with Air Canada’s domestic, U.S. and international network at the airline’s global hubs in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal 

“Canadians are ready to travel, and we’re excited to be offering a very significant growth in our schedule this summer. With our recovery accelerating and North American flying reaching 90% of pre-pandemic levels this summer, we are offering more options across the continent, including seven new city pairs from our Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver hubs, and the resumption of 41 suspended or previously announced new routes. These changes will also grow and cement our position as the leading carrier of choice in the transborder market, with the most non-stop flying between Canada and the U.S. and as the foreign carrier with the most service to the U.S. Moreover, our revitalized North American network, designed to connect easily with our global network, gives customers by far the widest choice of routings and destinations of any Canadian carrier this summer,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

“To match our unrivalled network, we are also enhancing our award-winning airport and onboard services. All 23 of our Maple Leaf Lounges are now open, with new features such as ordering from your seat for safety and greater convenience, and we have introduced a range of touchless airport services that make the check-in and boarding process more convenient. Customers can also benefit from our transformed Aeroplan program, which offers members greater value and flexibility when redeeming reward travel. And, of course, all customers will enjoy Air Canada’s industry leading customer service, recognized at the most recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, where our people won for Best Airline Employees in Canada and in North America.”

Award Winning Service

Select routes will feature wide-body aircraft with Air Canada Signature Class, with lie flat seating, and Premium Economy. Seats in all cabins are available for purchase now at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada’s Contact Centres, and travel agents.

Air Canada’s onboard services on flights greater than two hours feature new Economy Class Bistro selections, including products by Canadian brands and partners, such as meals inspired by celebrated Montreal Chef Jerome Ferrer.

All customers can collect and redeem points through Aeroplan, Canada’s leading loyalty program, when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

New Transborder and Domestic Routes 

Flight  From  To  Frequency  Start Date 
AC 799  Toronto  Salt Lake City  Thu, Sat, Sun  02 JUN 
AC 8567 AC 8569  Montreal  Atlanta   Double Daily  01 JUN 
AC 8581 AC 8583  Montreal  Detroit  Double Daily  01 JUN 
AC 1062  Vancouver  Austin  Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun  01 JUN 
AC 7900  Montreal Gander  Daily  25 JUN 
AC 362  Vancouver  Halifax  Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun  01 MAY 
AC 8453  Calgary  Fort St. John  Daily  01 MAY 

Returning and Previously Announced New Routes

Flight  From  To  Frequency  Start Date 
AC 8680 AC 8682  Toronto  Baltimore  Double Daily  15 MAY 
AC 8745 AC 8747  Toronto  Charlotte  Double Daily  01 MAY 
AC 8705AC 8707 Toronto  Cincinnati  Double Daily  01 MAY 
AC 8895AC 8897  Toronto  Indianapolis  Double Daily  15 MAY 
AC 513  Toronto  Portland  Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri  27 JUN 
AC 8795 AC 8797  Toronto  St. Louis  Double Daily  07 MAY 
AC 8590  Toronto  Hartford  Daily  01 JUN 
AC 8917  Toronto  Milwaukee  Daily  01 JUL 
AC 8677  Toronto  New Orleans  Daily  01 JUL 
AC 8865  Toronto  Kansas City  Daily  01 JUL 
AC 1941  Toronto Fort McMurray Tues, Thu, Sat 03 MAY
AC 1975 Toronto  Nanaimo Mon, Wed, Fri 29 JUN 
AC 8410 Toronto Gander Daily 01 JUN 
AC 8791  Montreal  Pittsburgh  Daily  01 JUN 
AC 8735  Montreal  Raleigh  Daily  01 JUN 
AC 8759  Montreal  Baltimore  Daily  01 JUN 
AC 8771  Montreal  Nashville  Thu, Fri, Sat  02 JUN 
AC 1285  Montreal  Phoenix  Tue, Sat  03 MAY 
AC 527  Montreal  San Diego  Wed, Fri, Sun  20 MAY 
AC 515  Montreal  Seattle  Daily  31 MAY 
AC 1685  Montreal  Victoria  Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat  03 JUN 
AC 8543  Montreal  Regina Daily  01 MAY 
AC 8545  Montreal  Saskatoon  Daily  01 MAY 
AC 532  Vancouver  Boston  Daily  04 JUN 
AC 8596 Vancouver Sacramento Daily 01 JUN
AC 539  Vancouver  Anchorage  Daily  07 MAY 
AC 8482  Vancouver  Yellowknife  Daily  01 JUN 
AC 1870  Vancouver  Quebec  Mon, Wed, Fri  02 MAY 
AC 8869  Ottawa  Washington-Reagan  Daily  01 MAY 
AC 8109  Ottawa  Winnipeg  Daily  01 JUN 
AC 8182  Ottawa  Charlottetown  Daily  01 JUN 
AC 8098  Ottawa  Quebec City  Daily  01 JUN 
AC 7701 AC 7705 AC 7709 AC 7711  Ottawa  Toronto Island  Up to 4 times Daily 01 MAY 
AC 8661  Halifax  Boston  Daily  24 JUN 
AC 8549  Halifax  Goose Bay  Daily  30 APR 
AC 584  Calgary  New York-Newark  Daily  01 MAY 
AC 392  Calgary  Halifax  Daily  30 APR 
AC 1872  Calgary  Quebec  Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun  01 MAY 
AC 8289  Calgary  Castlegar  Daily  01 MAY 
AC 8563  Edmonton  San Francisco  Daily  01 MAY 
AC 8113  Edmonton  Yellowknife  Daily  01 JUN 

Air Canada may continue to adjust its schedule as more opportunities arise or based on COVID-19’s trajectory and the further easing of government travel restrictions.

Travel Policy: Book with confidence

Air Canada’s new refund policy is applicable to all tickets purchased. It offers customers the option of a full refund to the original form of payment, an Air Canada Travel Voucher or the equivalent value in Aeroplan Points with a 65% bonus should the airline cancel or reschedule a flight by more than three hours.

To book your next trip and for most updated schedule, visit aircanada.com.

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Air Canada reportedly in talks to add Airbus A321s as COVID subsides

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Charlotte Ryan, Siddharth Philip and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg News | 23 February 2022

Air Canada is in talks with Airbus SE about adding longer-distance A321neo jets alongside its fleet of Boeing Co. 737 narrowbodies as travel demand rebounds, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The carrier is looking at ordering 10 to 20 aircraft, one of the people said. The negotiations are preliminary and may not lead to a deal, according to the people, who asked not to be named discussing matters that aren’t public.

While Air Canada was an established operator of Airbus’s original A320 family, it chose the Boeing Max in the contest between new-generation planes. Adding a small fleet of A321neos would bring a further boost for an Airbus model that can carry 220 people in two classes over longer distances than the rival Max 10.

Air Canada is also talking with jet lessors about sourcing the A321s, one of the people said.

An Airbus spokeswoman declined to comment on any discussions the company may have with customers. 

Air Canada referenced a Feb. 18 conference call, when Chief Executive Officer Michael Rousseau discussed fleet renewal initiatives as the airline emerges from the pandemic. Last May, the CEO said that Airbus A321LR, or long range, models “potentially have a place in the Air Canada fleet as we go forward.”

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I was never comfortable with the idea of long haul 737s at AC.  It just seems so inefficient to have a huge a domestic market and then train the crews, or even a subset of them, and equip enough planes to also do a few select long haul markets. 

I wouldn't be surprised to see AC retire their A319s and A320's, limit their 737s to North America, and then use the A321 NEOs that Airbus held back from QATAR to complement the dozen newer A321s on the smaller market longer haul international routes.

Throw in all those A220s they've ordered and that's a pretty cost effective effective fleet they'll be flying with oil soon getting back to $100/barrel again.

(of course - it's all just a rumour for now)

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Falken said:

He promised to appear in court??

I'd rather forego the trial. 

Give the guy the full tour of our operation and when you get to the ramp - hog tie the creep and throw him in the hold of the next flight to Shanghai, Delhi, Australia, Morocco, Nairogi...

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Why Air Canada Could Soar Higher in March

Chris MacDonald  1 hour ago

Air Canada (TSX:AC) is Canada’s biggest international and domestic airline and a founding member of the planet’s most comprehensive air transportation network, Star Alliance. Unfortunately, investors in AC stock have had a rough go over the past few years.

The pandemic provided some significant headwinds to Canada’s largest airline. And while the economy is reopening, new concerns have popped up investors are pricing in right now — namely, concerns about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and what it means for airlines.

 

As an international airline, the shuttering of routes is never a good thing. However, there may be hope for investors looking to pick up shares of this top airline stock on the cheap.

Here’s a bullish take on why Air Canada could take off in March.

Broad trends remain strong for Air Canada

Overall, the outlook for Air Canada right now is one I’d still put as positive, despite ongoing headwinds. The global economy is far from fully reopened. However, travel volumes have picked up, and Air Canada is likely to be a continued recipient of tailwinds for the foreseeable future.

From an earnings perspective, Air Canada is certainly moving in the right direction. This airline is still losing money, though the company posted a smaller Q4 loss year over year. Yes, fuel prices are elevated, and planes are not yet at full capacity. However, should these metrics normalize over the medium term, there’s a lot to like about Air Canada’s valuation right now.

Notably, Air Canada is making key steps to deleverage its balance sheet while investing in a more efficient fleet. As more travelers seek vacation destinations (the government of Canada recently removed its travel advisories for many countries), Air Canada is likely to see improved numbers in the coming quarters.

These geopolitical concerns may already be priced in

One of the key concerns the market has been pricing into Air Canada stock over the past week has been the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. It appears likely that Russian routes will be halted indefinitely. Accordingly, investors may have newfound reasons not to fly, and Air Canada will likely lose a piece of its revenue pie.

However, the Russian market is not a large one for Air Canada, and this news is likely already priced in. Over the past five trading days alone, Air Canada stock has lost more than 10% of its valuation, at the time of writing. For a company of this calibre, this may be a buying opportunity for those looking for beaten-up names on the cheap.

Bottom line

Indeed, there’s a lot to like about how Air Canada is positioned right now. As far as global airlines go, I continue to think Air Canada is one of the best.

Sure, the near-term outlook for this sector isn’t bright. Most would agree that this invasion may not have a quick resolution.

However, as in most situations like this, investors need to ask whether these headwinds are priced in. Right now, I think there’s a good chance the majority of this geopolitical risk is priced in.

Like all stocks, Air Canada carries risk. That said, the risk to reward scenario is starting to look at lot more attractive right now for investors.

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Why Air Canada Could Soar Higher in March

Chris MacDonald  1 hour ago

Air Canada (TSX:AC) is Canada’s biggest international and domestic airline and a founding member of the planet’s most comprehensive air transportation network, Star Alliance. Unfortunately, investors in AC stock have had a rough go over the past few years.

The pandemic provided some significant headwinds to Canada’s largest airline. And while the economy is reopening, new concerns have popped up investors are pricing in right now — namely, concerns about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and what it means for airlines.

 

As an international airline, the shuttering of routes is never a good thing. However, there may be hope for investors looking to pick up shares of this top airline stock on the cheap.

Here’s a bullish take on why Air Canada could take off in March.

Broad trends remain strong for Air Canada

Overall, the outlook for Air Canada right now is one I’d still put as positive, despite ongoing headwinds. The global economy is far from fully reopened. However, travel volumes have picked up, and Air Canada is likely to be a continued recipient of tailwinds for the foreseeable future.

From an earnings perspective, Air Canada is certainly moving in the right direction. This airline is still losing money, though the company posted a smaller Q4 loss year over year. Yes, fuel prices are elevated, and planes are not yet at full capacity. However, should these metrics normalize over the medium term, there’s a lot to like about Air Canada’s valuation right now.

Notably, Air Canada is making key steps to deleverage its balance sheet while investing in a more efficient fleet. As more travelers seek vacation destinations (the government of Canada recently removed its travel advisories for many countries), Air Canada is likely to see improved numbers in the coming quarters.

These geopolitical concerns may already be priced in

One of the key concerns the market has been pricing into Air Canada stock over the past week has been the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. It appears likely that Russian routes will be halted indefinitely. Accordingly, investors may have newfound reasons not to fly, and Air Canada will likely lose a piece of its revenue pie.

However, the Russian market is not a large one for Air Canada, and this news is likely already priced in. image.png

I'd suggest he is missing something here. Does the 777 or the 787 have the legs to do  YYZ-DLH? If not we will likely have tp go back to YYZ-LHR-DLH. Also of course the routes to China will have to stay south during the winter adding to the the fuel costs etc.

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Well I flew to DEL several times but never to DLH. Now that I've completely embarrassed myself, (been there many times before) can the 777 do YYZ or YVR for that matter to DEL?

Humbly yours, (To paraphrase Churchill I have a great deal to humble about.)

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Air Canada and Mexico’s Aeromar Form Interline Partnership

Seamless connectivity between both airlines’ networks via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun

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MONTREAL, March 29, 2022 – Air Canada and Aeromar have announced the launch of an interline partnership that offers seamless connectivity for customers between destinations in Mexico and Air Canada’s global network via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Customers are now able to book flights on both airlines on a single ticket itinerary and experience the benefits of seamless check-in, boarding, and baggage transfer throughout their entire journey. Tickets can be booked online at aircanada.com and through travel agents.

Air Canada serves seven destinations in Mexico (Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cozumel, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, and Huatulco) from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, Quebec and Winnipeg, with connections through its global network to more than 185 destinations worldwide. Air Canada’s overall capacity to Mexico will exceed pre-pandemic levels this summer, while further ramping up to more than 100 weekly flights next winter.

Aeromar’s connecting destinations include Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Colima, Ciudad Victoria, Flores/Tikal, Guadalajara, Havana, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Ixtepec, Piedras Negras, Puerto Escondido, Tepic and Villahermosa.

The airlines are also committed to exploring deeper cooperation in the form of a codeshare relationship and are currently working on the launch of Aeromar as a partner of Air Canada’s Aeroplan program. Expected to be in place before summer 2022, this cooperation will be Aeroplan’s only partner airline based in Mexico, offering members even more options to accrue and redeem Aeroplan points on all Aeromar operated flights.

“Mexico is an extremely popular market for Canadian leisure travellers as well as a significant business market due to our countries’ trading relationship. We are very pleased to partner with Aeromar because it allows us to offer our customers convenient access to a wider range of destinations throughout Mexico. Moreover, this agreement will advance our strategy to strengthen our major Canadian hubs with connecting traffic. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Aeromar to the benefit of both airlines’ customers,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

“Aeromar is honoured to partner with Air Canada, founding member of Star Alliance and highly regarded for its award-winning service, modern fleet, commercial innovation and extensive global route network, and to enable its increased reach in Mexico. Canada and Mexico share very intense commercial and tourism ties, with air travel a key enabler for growth. We expect our collaboration to develop rapidly and are grateful to Air Canada for its trust and commitment to Aeromar. As Mexico’s leading regional carrier, Aeromar continues to add value to travellers by further expanding our portfolio of interline agreements with world-class airlines such as Air Canada,” added Fabricio Cojuc, Aeromar’s Chief Network Officer.

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Air Canada reevaluating strategy for subsidiary Rouge

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By Jon Hemmerdinger • 30 March 2022

Air Canada is reconsidering the operational strategy of its discount subsidiary Rouge, a move coming amid heightened low-cost competition within Canada.

Speaking on 30 March, Air Canada chief commercial officer Lucie Guillemette says Rouge is “in a little bit of a transition period”.

Rouge-A321-2 Source Air Canada – Air Canada Rouge A321

“We are now in the process of really re-looking at the mission of Rouge and how we best want to proceed in the years to come,” she adds.

Guillemette, who spoke during Air Canada’s investor day, says the company is evaluating Rouge’s routes and fleet, and how Air Canada distributes tickets. She notes that many of Rouge’s jets will be “approaching” the end of their viable service lives by the end of this decade.

Air Canada notes that it continues to view Rouge as a valuable means of heading off competitive threats from other Canadian discounters.

Guillemette is scarce on details but notes Rouge’s operation changed significantly during the pandemic. The downturn led Air Canada to retire older jets, including 25 Boeing 767s that Rouge had operated. That left Rouge with an all-Airbus A320-family fleet that stood at 39 jets at the end of 2021.

Many of those aircraft are 25 to 30 years old, according to Cirium fleet data.

Air Canada also temporarily grounded Rouge’s operation during the pandemic, suspending its flights from February to September 2021, Cirium shows.

Since its restart, Air Canada has limited Rouge’s flight network to leisure routes from eastern Canada. The airline now operates only from Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City, with flights to Las Vegas, Florida and warm-weather destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, according to Cirium.

By contrast, in 2019 Rouge also flew to several western Canadian destinations and to Europe.

Air Canada launched subsidiary Rouge in 2013 as a means to compete better with Canadian discount airlines. It kept Rouge costs low by stuffing more seats onto the jets, and by staffing aircraft with cabin and cockpit crews who work under rules and rates separate from those that apply to employees of Air Canada’s higher-cost mainline operation.

Since its launch, Rouge has faced only increasing low-cost competition. New entrants include Flair Airlines and WestJet’s cut-rate operation Swoop. Two others – Lynx Air and Jetlines – aim to get airborne this year.

Further clouding the competitive situation, WestJet is working to acquire discounter Sunwing, with the aim of closing the deal late this year.

Additionally, amid the pandemic Air Canada and competitor Air Transat called off a planned merger amid regulatory hang-ups. The collapse of that combination left Air Transat a freestanding competitor.

 

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Air Canada suspends flights between Vancouver and Delhi

Airline says flight path avoiding Russian, Ukraine airspace 'unviable' during windy summer months

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Wed Apr 06, 2022 - CBC News

Air Canada is suspending flights between Vancouver and Delhi, India, due to the extended flight times and stops to refuel as planes manoeuvre around Russian and Ukraine airspace.

Flights will pause on June 2. Flights leaving from Vancouver will return on Sept. 6, and those leaving from Delhi will begin again on Sept. 8. Anyone already scheduled to fly during those months will be automatically rescheduled on another flight.

The airline says weather conditions, in particular strong winds, are expected to make the route "unviable" during the summer months.

Jatinder Dadrao, who owns a travel agency in Surrey, B.C., says this route is typically very busy. 

"It's almost always a sold out flight because the traffic from Delhi to Vancouver is crazy," he said.

He said the flight is the shortest available at about 14 hours, direct, when they can fly through Russian airspace. Before Russia invaded Ukraine, it ran about five times per week.

Air Canada will continue to operate up to 11 weekly flights between Canada and India from Toronto and Montreal, both of which take different flight paths. But Dadrao says those flights are much longer, up to 24 hours total, and can be uncomfortable for passengers. 

"This is the shortest flight ... and they lose it for summer break," he said.

Air Canada says it will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine and could reinstate the Vancouver to Delhi route earlier if conditions permit. 

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A Canadian charter airline says its pilots and flight attendants are being imprisoned in dangerous, inhumane conditions in the Dominican Republic after reporting to police what turned out to be 200 kilograms of cocaine stashed inside their plane.

The aircraft – a Bombardier regional jet that until two years ago was f lying under the Air Canada Express banner – is being held at Punta Cana airport after the discovery of the drugs late last week.

Pivot Airlines said its crew found the contraband in a maintenance compartment that contained “critical” electrical gear and reported the find both to local officials and the RCMP.

 

 

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Hamilton man arrested following drug seizure

Airline says their staff discovered and reported 210 kilograms of cocaine to authorities

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Aatif Safdar was detained after a drug bust on  April 05.

Tue Apr 12, 2020 - The Hamilton Spectator
by Susan Clairmont

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'Aatif worked part-time at the Brampton Flight Centre before COVID. His profile photo on LinkedIn shows him in a cockpit, wearing an airline uniform and he identifies himself as a pilot at Pivot Airlines, which specializes in chartered flights.'

A Hamilton man acquitted in a notorious domestic violence case which sent his brother to prison, is jailed in the Dominican Republic after 210 kilograms of cocaine was found on the airplane he crewed.

Aatif Safdar was arrested in a major international drug bust April 5 when a Pivot Airlines jet was searched by drug control agents at the Punta Cana International Airport before it could depart on a private flight for Toronto.

Safdar, a licensed pilot, is one of five crew members arrested.

A statement sent to The Spectator by Pivot, based at Pearson Airport, says it was the crew who discovered the cache and contacted authorities.

Aatif 's brother Adeel Safdar, a now disgraced scientist once held up as a superstar by McMaster University, is serving a four-year prison sentence for breaking his former wife's jaw in two places and permanently disfiguring her ear.

In the longest domestic violence trial in Hamilton history, court heard how Dr. Sara Salim, a medical doctor, was wed to Adeel in an arranged marriage.
She moved in with him and his extended family — including Aatif — in Hamilton and allegedly endured psychological and physical abuse and torture.

The brothers and their mother were charged and their defence at trial was that Sara was mentally ill and inflicted her injuries on herself.
While Adeel was found guilty of aggravated assault. Aatif was found not guilty of assault bodily harm, assault with a weapon, assault and threatening death. Their mother, Shaheen Safdar, faced the same charges at Aatif and was also found not guilty on all counts.

Aatif's wife, Sehrish Hassan, provided unexpected drama in the trial when she was caught lying on the witness stand. She was a law school graduate at the time, but was fired from a local firm after her stunt.

Defence lawyers Dean Paquette and Nader Hasan represented the Safdars in the domestic violence case. Paquette did not know of Aatif's new legal troubles until contacted by The Spectator. Emails, phone calls and texts to Hasan have gone unanswered.

Aatif worked part-time at the Brampton Flight Centre before COVID. His profile photo on LinkedIn shows him in a cockpit, wearing an airline uniform and he identifies himself as a pilot at Pivot Airlines, which specializes in chartered flights. He also lists himself as a life coach. His profile says he lives in Hannon, Ont., which is the location of his home on the East Mountain.

Aatif also said on LinkedIn that his "dynamic air operations team" provides services to the Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Health, the Coast Guard, RCMP and Department of National Defence.
His last post was on the day of the drug seizure. It said "Masha'Allah, a true character of resilience!" in reference to Email Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan. The post came just days before Khan lost a no-confidence vote and was ousted from power.

Shaheen Safdar and her husband were from Pakistan. She and her sons became Canadian citizens after moving here from Saudi Arabia.

Reports say 11 people on the Pivot flight are detained for questioning. It appears most, if not all, are Canadian, including: Syed Aatif Safdar, Sheldon Gaspard Poirier, Younane Hadare, Briscoe Kash Everett, Aldayeh Ranya, Leblond Francheska, Mckenna Liam Patrick, DiVenanzo Robert Lee, Dubey Bal Krishna, Carello Christina, Wojcik-Harrison Brittney Lynn and Alexander Rozov.

Media reports from Dominican Republic citing the National Direct-orate for Drug Control as the source, say authorities searched the plane and found eight black bags filled with hundreds of bricks of cocaine hidden in compartments within the twin-engine jet.

Pivot says the crew "discovered suspected contraband in the compartment of the aircraft during the course of their normal duties." "In keeping with our policies and procedures, as well as local and international laws and regulations, the crew immediately reported the discovery to local authorities. In addition, our Canadian dispatch office immediately contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to report the incident and seek procedural advice in parallel with local authorities."

The Spectator reached out to the RCMP last week. The only response from the media relations office in Ottawa is that it received The Spec's request for information.
The RCMP's media desk for Ontario responded by saying: "The RCMP generally does not confirm or deny if an investigation is underway unless criminal charges are laid. We therefore cannot provide further information on this matter."
Pivot says "our primary concern is our crew's safety, security, ethical and humane treatment as we seek to ensure their safe return to Canada."

It says the airline, along with the three national unions representing the crew members and the Canadian embassy in Dominican Republic are co-operating with authorities that are investigating.

Pivot says it has retained lawyers in the Dominican Republic and Canada to represent its crew.

On Monday, Pivot told The Spectator those detained in the Caribbean country "in unsafe conditions" include all five crew members who reported the discovery of the drugs to authorities. The airline says the crew members are being held in two jails — men's and women's and "the circumstances for our crew in these facilities is dangerous and highly volatile."

"Our male crew members in particular have been held in communal cells with individuals accused of involvement in drug related crimes," Pivot says. "They do not speak the language, have been identified as reporting the contraband to authorities and fear for their safety."

The airline also said in an email that by immediately reporting suspected contraband, the crew "likely prevented an air disaster, fire and controllability issues that would have likely occurred if the contraband remained on board."
It explained the "unaccounted weight" of 210 kilograms of drugs in that aircraft "poses an extreme risk to safety ... given the fuel load."

"Additionally, the contraband was located in a maintenance compartment containing several critical electrical systems and packaged in flammable bags," the company says.
Pivot says lawyers have advised the company the investigation by Dominican authorities could take more than a year.

It is unclear why Pivot believes its crew will be detained for a yearlong investigation. Attempts to have that explained went unanswered.

Punta Cana media reports the remainder of the detainees are passengers and that none of those detained are from the Dominican Republic.

Pivot describes itself as being committed to "the highest operating and business standards" and says during the pandemic it has conducted over 200 "essential service flights providing critical public health and public safety flights to various government agencies and critical supply chain providers."

The airline has previously delayed plans to offer flights out of Waterloo Region to Ottawa and Montreal.

The street value of 210 kilos of cocaine in Canada will vary, depending on its purity. But a case in Windsor in February, in which a Quebec truck driver was arrested with 80 kilograms of cocaine, put its value at $8.8 million.

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6 hours ago, conehead said:

Can’t even imagine what jail conditions are like for these people in the Dominican Republic.

I guarantee the conditions will be better than those on the west side of the island.

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