Air Canada is making its fleet of all-business-class Jetz charter aircraft available to customers for commercial flights as it redeploys the fleet on popular winter routes.
The amended transaction reflects the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 upon the global air transport industry, which has endured a severe decline in air travel since the initial agreement.
Air Canada has completed the sale and leaseback transactions for three Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with Jackson Square Aviation, with a further six headed to Avolon Aerospace Leasing.
The plan contains international, proven best practices for proactively protecting air travellers at all stages of the journey and provides the framework for restarting the aviation sector in Canada.
The outbound service from Dublin to Toronto will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and the return service from Toronto to Dublin on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in the first quarter of the year, the flag-carrier has raised $5.5 billion of liquidity to offset the costs of a collapse in demand for travel.
Air Canada will offer customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations around the world with an abridged schedule this summer. To ensure customers can book with confidence, the airline has implemented the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosecurity program.
Air Canada has announced the launch of Air Canada CleanCare+, a program of enhanced aircraft cleaning designed to provide customers with greater peace of mind during all stages of travel.
Air Canada is reconfiguring the cabins of three of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to give them additional cargo capacity. The first aircraft conversion is complete and is now in service, with the second and third aircraft to be completed shortly.
With passenger services all but grounded across Europe, North America and parts of Asia, a number of carriers - including Etihad, AeroMexico and Air Canada - are turning attention to cargo operations.
Air Canada has revealed plans to cut 5,000 jobs in the coming weeks as the carrier battles the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. The company has said the move is temporary – and that most of those affected will return once the airline ramps up its operating schedule.
Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America.