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.
Departing from Quito International Airport earlier, Air Canada Rouge has launched a thrice weekly non-stop flight to Toronto Pearson International Airport.
In December, Air Canada will be the first Canadian airline to take delivery of this Canadian-designed and developed aircraft when it receives the first of its 45 A220s on order.
Canadian travellers are perceived to be some of the most accepted and loved travellers in the world and while not everyone is Canadian, Air Canada is ensuring everyone can travel like one with its latest campaign - Travel like a Canadian.
Air Canada will face a competition probe before the airline can complete its proposed acquisition of Air Transat. Air Transat shareholders overwhelmingly voted last week in favour of the C$720 million deal, which valued the carrier at C$18-a-share.
Air Canada has reported second quarter EBITDA of $916, up from the figure of $739 million reported last year. At the same time, the carrier reported adjusted net income of $240 million or $0.88 per diluted share in the second quarter.
Air Canada and Transat have concluded a definitive arrangement agreement that provides for flag-carrier’s acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares in the private carrier. The value of the all-cash transaction is approximately $520 million.
The flag-carrier hopes the proposed transaction, valued at approximately $13 per share, will create a Montreal-based global travel services company in leisure, tourism and travel distribution.
Air Canada has announced the introduction of new seasonal Montreal-Bordeaux service between June 15th and September 15th next year. Flights will operate four days a week with Boeing 737 MAX 8 and are timed to optimise connectivity to Air Canada’s North American network.
Air Canada has announced Alipay and WeChat Pay are now payment choices available when booking on the carrier’s North American and Hong Kong websites.