Articles tagged “air canada”

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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

4 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.

4 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?

4 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.

5 months ago

Video: Inside Air Canada’s Digital Loyalty Strategy

Video: Inside Air Canada’s Digital Loyalty Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Loyalty is big business, and Air Canada is working hard to create a forward-looking program that leverages advanced e-commerce techniques. The airline's acquisition of Aeroplan bodes well for scaling up its program over the next few years.

6 months ago

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New technologies, practices, and vendors are emerging to help airlines distribute their airfares. The new landscape is complex. But Air Canada's latest effort reveals at least one part of the emerging picture.

6 months ago

Air Canada Wins Takeover Battle With $345 Million Bid for Loyalty Program Aeroplan

Air Canada Wins Takeover Battle With $345 Million Bid for Loyalty Program Aeroplan

Natalie Wong andScott Deveau, Bloomberg

It took some takeover gamesmanship but Air Canada has Aeroplan back in its fold. It looks like a higher bid for the loyalty program was still a cheaper prospect than for the carrier to do it on its own.

6 months ago

Air Canada Tries to Minimize Disruption as Chief Operating Officer Leaves

Air Canada Tries to Minimize Disruption as Chief Operating Officer Leaves

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Air Canada may be losing a key player to Air France-KLM, but the loss doesn't have to be catastrophic.

6 months ago

Air France Unions Don’t Want Outsider Ben Smith of Air Canada as New CEO

Air France Unions Don’t Want Outsider Ben Smith of Air Canada as New CEO

Phil Serafino and Carol Matlack, Bloomberg

The Air Canada president gets high marks within the aviation industry. But predictably the French unions will put up a fight against his selection as CEO. He's already getting a good glimpse of what the future holds.

6 months ago

Air Canada’s President Emerges as Frontrunner for Air France-KLM CEO Job

Air Canada’s President Emerges as Frontrunner for Air France-KLM CEO Job

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

At Air Canada, Ben Smith developed a reputation as a straight shooter with employees, customers, and even journalists. But Air France-KLM is a different beast. The company is broken, and the French aren't accustomed to having an outsider run their national airline. If he gets the job, it'll be an interesting ride.

6 months ago