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    Air Canada’s 2023 Best New Restaurants Longlist

      Air Canada is welcoming a new group of restaurants to the longest-running Canadian restaurant awards. The 30 nominees for Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2023 longlist span 15 cities across seven provinces, featuring restaurants that are worthy of note by both domestic and international travellers. “Canada’s Best New Restaurants is a celebratory guide for discovering the best of dining as you explore Canada, which is incredibility meaningful for us at Air Canada. The regionally diverse list spans 15 cities across seven provinces,…

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    Air Canada Opens San Francisco Lounge

      Air Canada has opened its brand-new Maple Leaf Lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the airline’s 28th lounge worldwide, and its third Maple Leaf Lounge in the U.S. The modern and exclusive respite, located in Terminal 2, features Air Canada’s first outdoor lounge terrace, together with a range of premium amenities, food and beverages, making the travel experience for eligible customers even more comfortable and convenient before their flights to Canada and beyond. “We’re thrilled to bring our Maple Leaf Lounge experience…

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    Air Canada to Launch Singapore Route

      Air Canada plans to launch a new route between Vancouver International Airport and Singapore, the only non-stop flights from Canada to Singapore, connecting two global destinations. The new route will operate four times weekly beginning April 3, 2024. The schedule has been built to conveniently connect to and from destinations across North America via Air Canada’s hub at YVR and, in Singapore to and from destinations across Southeast Asia, South India & Western Australia with Star Alliance and codeshare partner Singapore Airlines. The new route is part of Air Canada’s plan to…

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    Air Canada Adds Toronto to Yellowknife

      Air Canada has announced it will begin non-stop, year-round service between Toronto and Yellowknife in December. The new, three-times weekly service will provide convenient connections between eastern Canada and the capital of the Northwest Territories. Customers will also be able to seamlessly connect onward from Yellowknife on Air Canada’s interline partner, Canadian North. “The North has a magical attraction and Air Canada is pleased to make it easier for customers to visit Yellowknife and beyond, beginning at a time…

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    Air Canada Adds Vancouver-Dubai Flights

      Air Canada announced the addition of new, non-stop flights from its hub at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Dubai. The new route will operate four times weekly beginning Oct. 28, 2023 onboard Air Canada’s flagship Dreamliner fleet. The carrier’s new Vancouver–Dubai flights will complement Air Canada’s daily service between Toronto and Dubai, broadening its presence in fast-growing international markets. “We are extremely pleased to add the only non-stop service linking Vancouver and Dubai, two iconic and vibrant global destinations. Dubai is one of the top destinations worldwide renowned for its extraordinary landmarks,…

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    Air Canada Pilots Facial ID

      Air Canada has launched digital identification, becoming the first airline in Canada with approval to offer customers the safety and convenience of a new option using facial recognition technology to confirm identification. In a pilot project currently underway, Air Canada’s digital identification is now available for customers departing from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) when boarding select flights to Winnipeg, and for eligible customers entering the Air Canada Café at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Air Canada plans to expand digital…

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    Air Canada Repeats as Best Airline

      Air Canada has been named the Best Airline in North America for the fourth consecutive year by the readers of Global Traveler. The airline also won for Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness for the third consecutive year in the 19th edition of the GT Tested Reader Survey of the magazine’s readership of frequent business and luxury travelers. “We are thrilled to be recognized again by our loyal customers with the highly respected honours of Global Traveler’s Best Airline in North America and Best Airline Cabin…

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    Aeroplan Named Top Loyalty Program

      Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program had a strong showing at this year’s Canada’s Choice travel rewards, where Canadians are invited to name their favourite loyalty programs and credit cards in Canada. Aeroplan and its credit card partners were eligible for five of the competition’s 10 categories and won in each, including for Top Airline Loyalty Program. “Thanks to our members for voting Aeroplan as their top choice – it means everything to us,” said Scott O’Leary, vice president, Loyalty and Product at…

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    Air Canada Reveals Best New Restaurants 2022

      Toronto’s Restaurant 20 Victoria has been ranked number one in Air Canada’s Top 10 list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants. Air Canada enRoute’s Best New Restaurants list is back for the first time since 2019. Led by chef Julie Hyde, Restaurant 20 Victoria features an upfront bar area for à la carte plates and an elegant dining room and patio for the six-course tasting menu. In second place, Montreal’s Mastard showcases Quebec terroir with fresh seasonal ingredients. Mimi Chinese, this year’s third-place winner, takes diners on…

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    Hawksworth Welcomes Richard Jaffray

      Hawksworth Restaurant Group announced that nationally recognized restaurateur and business leader Richard Jaffray has secured a financial interest in the acclaimed restaurant group. Hawksworth Restaurant Group was established in 2011 through a partnership between chef David Hawksworth and Singapore-based Georgia Properties Partnership (GPP). After a successful 11 years, GPP has sold its stake in the business. Under the new ownership structure, chef Hawksworth’s lead role with Hawksworth Restaurant Group will remain unchanged. “I am eternally grateful to Chairman Tony…

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