Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • WestJet welcomes three new senior leaders to its team

    Press release WestJet has announced three new vice-presidents will be joining the senior leadership team. Gandeephan Ganeshalingam joins as Vice-President, Lean and Continuous Improvement, Stuart McDonald as Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer and Scott Groh as Vice-President, Crew Resources. “I am pleased to welcome Gandeephan, Stuart and Scott to the WestJet leadership team,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “As we continue on our path to becoming a global, full-service carrier, the additional bench strength provided by our newest leaders is key to this…

  • Air Canada inaugurates non-stop flights to Cartagena

    New routes to Melbourne, St. Vincent, Belize, Lima, Yellowknife launched since Dec. 1 Air Canada has inaugurated non-stop flights from Toronto to Cartagena, marking the airline’s newest destination in its ongoing international expansion. “We are very pleased to add Cartagena to our global route network,” said Benjamin Smith, President – Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Air Canada is continuing its strategic international expansion with a diverse range of exciting new non-stop routes this winter to Australia, South America, the Caribbean…

  • Air Canada launches Montreal-Lima service; first year-round non-stop South American flights from Montreal

    The arrival of flight AC1942 at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport marks the successful launch Air Canada’s non-stop service between Montreal and Lima, Peru, Montreal’s first year-round link to the southern hemisphere. The twice weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service. “Air Canada is continuing its global expansion with the launch of Montreal-Lima the first South American route from our Montreal hub that will offer business and leisure travellers as well as freight forwarders from Quebec and Atlantic Canada convenient access to Peru. This…

  • Air Canada inaugurates the only non-stop flights between Yellowknife and Vancouver

    Yellowknife seasonal service from Vancouver complements year-round service from Edmonton and from Calgary Vancouver-Yellowknife seasonal service to begin early Fall in 2018 to meet growing demand from Asia Air Canada has launched a new route from Yellowknife to Vancouver, the only non-stop service linking Canada’s spectacular Northwest Territories and Vancouver. The route’s daily seasonal service operates until April, and next year’s seasonal service from Vancouver will begin Sept. 5, 2018. “We are pleased to now link Yellowknife to our Vancouver trans-Pacific hub, connecting seamlessly to and from our Asiaand…

  • Canada is one step closer to expanding preclearance operations with the U.S.

    Expanding preclearance will enable faster travel between Canada and the United States, provide access to more American airports, bolster trade, better protect our rights and increase security. The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, recently highlighted the importance of Bill C-23: An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States receiving Royal Assent. This important milestone brings Canada and the United States closer to implementing the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United…

  • Air China and Air Canada expand strategic cooperation, strengthening Canada-China network in advance of full joint venture

    Expanded codeshare services to more destinations in Canada and China Increased lounge access for eligible customers First joint frequent flyer promotion to celebrate 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism Air Canada and Air China Limited have announced that the airlines will expand their mutual codeshare services and lounge agreement in time for the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism, recognizing the importance of tourism and trade between the two countries. As Air Canada and Air China work toward finalizing their planned joint…

  • WestJet announces frequent flyer redemption with Qantas

    WestJet has announced that members of WestJet Rewards can now redeem their WestJet dollars on Member Exclusive fares to destinations in the Qantas Airways (Qantas) network, including Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. “We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Qantas and bring even more global travel options to our WestJet Rewards members,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “Offering Qantas’ premium products, service, and flight network to our members is a further example of WestJet Rewards taking our guests even more places they…

  • Delta and WestJet agree to form joint venture

    U.S./Canada joint venture to offer more choices for transborder flying Delta Air Lines and WestJet have agreed to deepen their existing partnership by entering into a comprehensive transborder joint venture that will increase travel choices between the U.S. and Canada. The airlines have entered into a preliminary memorandum of understanding regarding their intention to deepen their existing partnership to form a commercial joint venture arrangement, which will offer customers access to an extensive transborder route network, world-class airline products, enhanced frequent flyer…

  • IHG’s avid hotels is now franchise ready in Canada

    Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announces that its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada. Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid start and growth potential. The avid hotels brand is designed for travellers who want a hotel stay that finally meets their…

  • Air Canada inaugurates the only non-stop flights from Canada to Melbourne

    Boeing 787 Dreamliner seasonal service from Vancouver to Melbourne operates Dec-Feb; becomes year-round in June 2018 Airline’s third destination in Australia, following Sydney and Brisbane Air Canada’s inaugural flight, AC037 Boeing 787 Dreamliner service, departed Vancouver December 1 in the late evening, and arrived Sunday morning to a water cannon welcome salute at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. This arrival marks the only non-stop service linking Canada and Melbourne, Air Canada’s third destination served in Australia. Seasonal service now operates four times weekly between…

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