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  • Air Canada to reduce single-use plastics starting in summer 2019

    Press Release Air Canada is reducing single-use plastics onboard aircraft and in its workplaces as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to curtail waste. Starting in Summer 2019, Air Canada will replace plastic with wood stir sticks in drinks served on all flights, a move that will save 35 million plastic stir sticks annually — enough if laid end-to-end to join Halifax and Vancouver. “Air Canada has made sustainability central to its decision-making and business processes, including acting responsibly with…

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  • TD and Air Canada enter into credit card loyalty program agreement

    Press Release Further to the announcement of Air Canada completing its acquisition of Aimia Canada Inc., the Toronto-Dominion Bank confirmed today that the previously announced long-term loyalty program agreement with Air Canada has been entered into and is now effective. Under the Loyalty Agreement, TD will be the primary credit card issuer for Air Canada’s new loyalty program when it launches in 2020. “This agreement is a key milestone, providing our customers with confidence and continuity, while securing the long-term…

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  • Air Canada completes acquisition of Aeroplan loyalty business

    Press Release Air Canada announced today the successful closing of its purchase of Aimia Canada Inc., owner and operator of the Aeroplan loyalty business, from Aimia Inc. Air Canada also confirmed that Aeroplan Members’ Miles will be honoured on a one-to-one basis in Air Canada’s new loyalty program when it launches next year, in 2020. “Air Canada is creating an industry-leading loyalty program that aims to provide unmatched flexibility, choice and convenience for customers when it debuts in 2020. With…

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  • Air Canada unveils new Maple Leaf Lounge at St. John’s International Airport

    Press Release Air Canada today unveiled its newest Maple Leaf Lounge located in St. John’s International Airport’s (YYT) recently expanded departures area of the terminal building. With a panoramic view of iconic Signal Hill and the ocean, the new Maple Leaf Lounge offers significantly more space, upgraded amenities, including a business centre, and a wider assortment of refreshments than the previous St. John’s airport lounge “We are excited to welcome Air Canada and Star Alliance eligible customers to our new…

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  • Air Canada to acquire the Aeroplan loyalty program

    Press Release Air Canada today provided the following updates on Air Canada’s acquisition of Aimia Inc.’s (“Aimia”) Aeroplan loyalty business and significant developments for its new loyalty program launching in 2020. Air Canada, with the financial support of its partners, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD”), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”), and Visa Canada Corporation (“Visa”), has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with Aimia for the acquisition of Aimia Canada Inc. (“Aimia Canada”), owner and operator of the Aeroplan…

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  • Air Canada named one of Canada’s top employers for sixth consecutive year

    Press Release Air Canada today was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019) for the sixth consecutive year in an annual national employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. “We are very proud to be ranked one of Canada’s top employers for the sixth straight year. This is a testament to the strong engagement of Air Canada’s 32,000 employees, which is absolutely essential to delivering excellent service to the 48 million customers we carry each year,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, senior…

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  • Air Canada partners with City of Montreal to launch Cabinet Créatif de Montréal

    Air Canada is proud to partner with the City of Montreal in launching The Cabinet Créatif de Montréal, a dedicated initiative to support the growth of small and medium enterprises. The project will focus on providing coaching and training related to core business competencies including planning successful business trips to stimulate national and international expansion. Air Canada, the City of Montreal and its leading incubators, accelerators and service providers such as Lune Rouge, La Piscine, MT Lab, PHI Centre, Ecole…

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  • Air Canada expands its presence in North Carolina with new route and services

    Press Release Air Canada announced today it will enhance services to North Carolina beginning next spring, including with the launch of a new, non-stop daily flight between Montreal and Raleigh. The airline will also deploy larger aircraft on flights between Toronto and Raleigh and Charlotte to increase capacity on these routes and introduce Business Class service. “Air Canada is pleased to expand its services to North Carolina with a new route from Montreal and larger aircraft operating out of Toronto.…

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  • Air Canada to increase YVR-Delhi flights to daily, year-round

    Press Release Air Canada announced today enhancements to four international routes from Vancouver, including increasing service to Delhi with daily flights on a year-round basis starting June 2, 2019. In addition, Air Canada is increasing its non-stop Melbourne service to four times weekly year-round, and summer seasonal service to Zurich will increase to five flights a week. YVR-Osaka (Kansai) flights will be five times weekly from June to October next summer. All flights will be operated with Air Canada’s flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. “We are pleased to increase…

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  • Air Canada offers new seasonal service from Montreal to Bordeaux

    Press Release Air Canada announced today the introduction of new seasonal Montreal and Bordeaux service between June 15 and September 15, 2019. Flights will operate four days a week with Boeing 737 MAX 8 and are timed to optimize connectivity to Air Canada’s extensive North American network, including major cities along the US east coast including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, also allowing easy connections from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. Special introductory fares start as low as $798 round-trip,…

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