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CUPE and WestJet reach tentative agreement

On Feb. 28, 2021, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and WestJet announced a tentative first collective agreement for the airline’s mainline cabin crew. CUPE has represented cabin crew at WestJet since July 2018. The parties have been engaged in collective bargaining towards a first union contract since April 2019. President Chris Rauenbusch of CUPE […]

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COVID Impacts at YVR

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Boeing 737 MAX returns to Canadian skies

More than just another item on a to-do list, safety is a core value at YVR. It is also the top priority for Transport Canada and its airline partners. As the federal institution responsible for transportation policies and programs, Transport Canada’s safety experts spent more than 15,000 hours independently verifying changes to the Boeing 737 […]

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Canada’s new air passenger bill of rights

The Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA) second half of Canada’s air passenger rights’ bill, which outlines what form of compensation passengers are entitled to when their flights are delayed or cancelled, is now in effect. The CTA’s first phase of the passenger bill of rights was introduced in July 2019 and laid out new rules for […]

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WestJet to open flagship lounge at Calgary International Airport

WestJet has begun on its first proprietary flagship lounge at the Calgary International Airport (YYC). The new lounge will be located near Concourse B to conveniently serve guests travelling from Concourses A and B in the Domestic Terminal, and from Concourse D in the International Terminal. Scheduled to open in late summer 2020, the lounge […]

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