Flair adds Los Cabos destination from YVR

Flair Airlines, Canada’s newest low-cost air carrier, continues to expand its international routes from YVR, adding service to Los Cabos, Mexico. Los Cabos, which attracts more than 100,000 Canadians each year, has two towns: Cabo San Lucas, with its buzzing nightlife, marina and famous sea cliffs archway “El Arco;” and San José del Cabo, with its cobblestoned streets, […]

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WestJet’s new CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech

Following a global search by WestJet, Alexis von Hoensbroech is the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the airline group. The official start date for von Hoensbroech is subject to the timing of a successful immigration process, expected to be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2022.  Harry Taylor, the interim CEO, […]

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Survey shows YVR remains Top Brand in B.C. region

The results of YVR’s 2021 Brand & Community Survey are now available. They reflect positively on the organization’s work to maintain its good standing with the community during a pandemic in which travel and aviation have not always fared well in the court of public opinion. These results are a testament to the work done […]

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Lynx Air announces service from YVR

New Canadian ultra-low-cost airline Lynx Air (Lynx) has announced that YVR is one of the first airports it will be servicing. The airline’s booking website includes tickets on sale for flights to the airline’s first five destinations: Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto, using a fleet of brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft. Lynx’s inaugural flight will […]

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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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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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