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Canada Jetlines explores potential collaboration with Qatar Airways

Canada Jetlines is discussing a potential collaboration with Qatar Airways, including non-stop flights between Toronto-Pearson and Doha, the home of Qatar Airways. This would offer Canadian travellers access to Qatar Airways’ network via Doha to destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and across Asia. “We are pleased to discuss potential opportunities with Qatar Airways, […]

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WestJet Group receives greenlight to acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines

It’s official, WestJet has received approval from the Government of Canada to acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines. The transaction will combine two distinctly Canadian travel and tourism success stories to deliver new travel options and value for travellers in the rapidly expanding leisure and work-from-anywhere travel markets. The combination will enable both companies to […]

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YVR and BCIT sign MOU to collaborate on innovative applied research projects

On Feb. 21, 2023, the Vancouver Airport Authority and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that strengthens the existing partnership between the organizations. The foundational principle of the MOU is to create real-world opportunities for BCIT students to learn, collaborate and apply their industry-driven ideas within the innovation […]

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Air Canada and United Airlines to offer more transborder flights in Summer 2023

Air Canada and United Airlines will offer new routes through their enhanced transborder joint business agreement between Canada and the U.S. for the summer of 2023—including a new United-operated flight between Washington-Dulles and Calgary and a new Air Canada-operated flight between Washington-Dulles and Vancouver. The carriers have collaboratively optimized their schedules, subject to applicable government and regulatory conditions, and added more flights […]

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Air Canada trials digital identification with facial recognition technology

Air Canada has launched digital identification, becoming the first airline in Canada with approval to offer customers the convenience of a new option using facial recognition technology to confirm identification. In a pilot project announced on February 21, 2023,  Air Canada’s digital identification became available for customers departing from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) when boarding certain flights to Winnipeg and […]

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