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Air Canada’s new YVR-Auckland service

Air Canada has began service from Vancouver to Auckland, marking the carrier’s launch of seasonal service between Canada and New Zealand. Flights will operate four-times weekly until the end of March 2020. Air Canada’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft will be used on the route. The aircraft features 20 Signature Class lie-flat seats, 21 Premium […]

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World’s oldest travel agency makes a comeback

Thomas Cook company will return to business later this month after its brand name was purchased by another agency, Chinese-based Fosun Tourism, also the owner of Club Med. The British agency collapsed in September 2019, leaving 2,500 jobs lost and triggering the rescue of 150,000 travellers from the United Kingdom. Fosun, which holds a major […]

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More than $60K in scholarships awarded at BCAC 2019 Silver Wings Awards

The 2019 British Columbia Aviation Council’s Silver Wings Awards cocktail dinner-style event, held on October 24, recognized industry colleagues for specific achievements within the province’s aviation and aerospace industry. In addition to fine food, entertainment and a silent auction, the gala celebration included distribution of more than $60,000 in annual scholarships presented to students who […]

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Los Cabos visitors now charged a tourist tax

Visitors to the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, home to popular resort cities such as Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz, are now charged a tourist tax of 350 pesos, equivalent to about $24 Canadian. This surtax will be charged directly to tourists and will be payable at kiosks located […]

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Canada aviation pioneer Elsie MacGill

Vancouver-born Elizabeth Muriel Gregory (Elsie) MacGill, an aviation engineering pioneer in an era when women faced significant hurdles pursuing careers in science and technology, accomplished an astonishing number of firsts. She was the first woman in Canada to earn a degree in electrical engineering and is thought to be the first woman in the world to […]

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