Articles tagged “air canada”

Air Canada Pays 737 Max Pilots to Not Fly as Grounding Drags On

Air Canada Pays 737 Max Pilots to Not Fly as Grounding Drags On

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air Canada bet on the Boeing 737 Max to refresh its fleet and reduce its operating costs. But it has not worked out as planned.

3 weeks ago

New Suitor Challenges Air Canada’s Bid for Tour Operator Transat

New Suitor Challenges Air Canada’s Bid for Tour Operator Transat

Sandrine Rastello, Bloomberg

What could a real estate player possibly want from buying a tour operator? The answer, hotels. Transat is growing its hotel division, with a goal to add 5,000 rooms in places such as Mexico and the Caribbean in the next few years.

3 months ago

Air Canada Bids $387 Million for Tour Operator Transat

Air Canada Bids $387 Million for Tour Operator Transat

Scott Deveau, Bloomberg

While buying a rival airline makes sense, what's interesting is that as a vertically-integrated tour operator Transat has a number of other business lines, including brick-and-mortar travel agencies. What will Air Canada do with these?

3 months ago

Delta to Make It Easier to Keep Elite Status After a Major Life Event

Delta to Make It Easier to Keep Elite Status After a Major Life Event

Brian Sumers, Skift

Has anyone noticed that U.S. airlines are taking customer satisfaction more seriously now than a few years ago? It's a good trend.

4 months ago

The Financial Hit to Airlines to Replace Grounded Boeing Jets

The Financial Hit to Airlines to Replace Grounded Boeing Jets

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

As much of a hit as some Boeing Max-heavy airlines may face in the near-term, it will be nothing compared to the financial fallout Boeing faces. Bloomberg Intelligence says it could be $100 million a month.

5 months ago

Boeing Max 8 Flying: What Airlines, Agencies Are Telling Customers

Boeing Max 8 Flying: What Airlines, Agencies Are Telling Customers

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

A range of differing responses to the Ethiopian Air disaster involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 is making it hard for travel advisors.

5 months ago

Air Canada Completes Bringing Aeroplan Loyalty Program Into Its Fold

Air Canada Completes Bringing Aeroplan Loyalty Program Into Its Fold

Grant Martin, Skift

After a year of uncertainty, frequent flyers on Air Canada ended up almost right where they started at the beginning of the century: with the airline independently owning and operating Aeroplan.

7 months ago

Canada Will Get Yet Another Discount Airline

Canada Will Get Yet Another Discount Airline

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Several ultra-low-cost carriers have started or are in the planning stages in Canada, and many are in some state of disarray. But the market has potential, and if there's anyone who can figure it out, it's Bill Franke. The man has built discount airlines worldwide, and he has an impressive track record.

8 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The survivors of skirmishes past, from commission cuts to the perceived threats of the internet, have reinvented their businesses and thrive in a new landscape where personal touch still matters.

10 months ago

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Air Canada Doubles Down on Its Corporate Travel Offerings

Air Canada Doubles Down on Its Corporate Travel Offerings

Air Canada + Skift

Air Canada has enhanced its corporate travel offerings to deliver on changing expectations, primarily by focusing on flexibility, customization, and its global network.

10 months ago

Air Canada Struggles With How to Fill Planes in Winter

Air Canada Struggles With How to Fill Planes in Winter

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air Canada has built a successful business flying customers between North America and Europe during the summer. But much of that business dries up the rest of the year. Now, Air Canada wants to find a way to produce more revenue in winter. Can it succeed?

10 months ago

Regulators Want Airlines and Manufacturers to Invest in Tech to Reduce Near Misses

Regulators Want Airlines and Manufacturers to Invest in Tech to Reduce Near Misses

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airplane travel is extremely safe. But in recent years, there have been a few close calls that should not have happened, including what could have been a disaster last year in San Francisco. It's a good thing the NTSB is taking safety seriously.

11 months ago