Vancouver Airport Authority maintains AA- credit rating

On August 13, 2021, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its AA- long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Vancouver Airport Authority. S&P Global Ratings also improved its outlook to stable from negative, making Vancouver International Airport (YVR) the first airport in Canada to have its outlook favourably revised by the agency since adjustments were […]

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Flyover Canada brings immersive ‘Real Wild West’ experience to Vancouver

Starting November 4 until December 5, 2021, FlyOver Canada, located at Canada Place along the downtown Vancouver waterfront, invites locals and visitors to step into a multi-sensory journey through the most mesmerizing locations and moments over the American West. The Real Wild West, is a brand-new flight ride experience, officially introduced last month at the […]

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Conglomerate that includes planes and automobiles

After making a successful bid of $2.4-billion, including equity and debt, for Air India, Tata Sons will resume control of the airline. Air India, which was nationalized in 1953, has been costing Indian taxpayers an average of close to $3-million a day for the past decade. Talace Pvt Ltd., a unit of Tata Sons—the holding […]

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IATA survey reveals growing frustration with travel restrictions

A survey commissioned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) of 4,700 respondents in 11 markets in September 2021 revealed confidence that the risks of COVID-19 can be effectively managed and that the freedom to travel should be restored: 67% of respondents felt that most country borders should be opened now, up 12 percentage-points from […]

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‘No jab, no fly’ on Air New Zealand for international travellers

From Feb. 1, 2022, Air New Zealand will require customers travelling anywhere on its international network to be fully vaccinated. This traveller vaccination requirement will sit alongside the measures the airline already has in place to keep New Zealand safe, including its own staff being vaccinated. Air New Zealand’s vaccination requirement will apply to all […]

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WestJet appoints Harry Taylor as interim president & CEO

With the announced retirement of WestJet’s current CEO Ed Sims, the airline has named Harry Taylor as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO), with a transition period taking place between late November and mid-December 2021. Taylor joined WestJet in 2015 as executive vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO). During this time, he led the […]

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Transport Canada extends restrictions on direct flights from India until September 21, 2021

Based on the latest public health advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada has announced that it is extending the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 21, 2021. All direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India […]

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B.C. wildfire relief efforts get 25K boost from YVR

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross and the extraordinary efforts being made to keep residents of British Columbia affected by the record wildfire season safe. The funds donated by YVR will help in providing emergency shelter, financial assistance and basic needs (such as groceries, clothing, baby products and […]

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YVR takes two top honours at 2021 Skytrax World Airport Awards

For a record 12 years in a row, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been named Best Airport in North America at the 2021 Skytrax World Airport awards. In addition to taking that top honour, YVR also received the Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Excellence award. New for 2021, this award recognizes those airports selected by passengers for […]

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Bologna’s porticoes named a World Heritage Site

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has named the porticoes of Bologna a World Heritage Site, following years of work on the candidacy by the Municipality, the Emilia-Romagna Region and the institutions. With its 62 kilometres of porticoes, the oldest of which date back to the 12th century, one of Bologna’s most characteristic architectural […]

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Sunwing partners with Wattpad for #MissedMilestones Writing Contest

Sunwing has partnered with Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and social storytelling platform, to host a Canadian writing contest. The #MissedMilestones Writing Contest is on through August 24, 2021, with a goal to curate a collection of firsthand stories from customers featuring travel moments and milestones that they missed out on […]

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