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WestJet acquires Shell Aviation’s first Sustainable Aviation Fuel available for purchase in Canada

WestJet has purchased the first Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supplied in Canada by Shell Aviation, marking another milestone in the airline’s mission to achieve net-zero emissions by 2025 and signifying another step forward in making Canada’s aviation industry more sustainable. SAF, acquired from Shell Aviation, is blended with conventional jet fuel to meet all certification […]

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Best practices for cargo security coordinators

By Kevin Haggerty Preparing for regulatory security inspections can be challenging or even nerve-wracking in the context of Canada’s Air Cargo Security Program. Program members often search for guidance to manage their administrative responsibilities, which are within the program’s legislative security requirements—particularly guidance on preparing for a government oversight regulatory security inspection. During inspections, program […]

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Canadians among top anticipated travel spenders for 2024

American Express Travel’s 2024 Global Travel Trends Report reveals that Canadians rank as the second highest global market for anticipated average trip spend and prioritize spontaneous, bucket list, and once-in-a-lifetime vacations. A summary of the Canadian findings from the report is as follows: Extended bucket-list trips are on the rise. Canadians are willing to spend […]

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WestJet Group names Diederik Pen as COO and airline president

Effective April 1, 2024, Diederik Pen assumes the helm at the WestJet Group as its chief operating officer and president of WestJet Airlines. Pen will continue to report to Alexis von Hoensbroech, the WestJet Group’s chief executive officer (CEO). As CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech will be responsible for the WestJet Group and its strategic direction. […]

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YVR and NEC declare ‘We are One’ partnership

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Native Education College (NEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), deepening the relationship between the two organizations and marking a significant step toward fostering cultural understanding, educational empowerment, and reconciliation. As part of the agreement, NEC will provide annual Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training sessions for Vancouver Airport Authority employees. At […]

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