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Air Canada (T:AC)

Business Focus: Airlines

Jul 31, 2020 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results
Total revenue decline of 89 per cent over second quarter of 2019 due to COVID-19 and government-imposed travel restrictions; cargo revenue up in the quarter Total passengers carried decline of 96 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2019 Liquidity of $9.120 billion at June 30, 2020 Operating loss of $1.555 billion MONTREAL, July 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today reported unrestricted liquidity of $9.120 billion at June 30, 2020, in line with Air Canada's expectations, compared to unrestricted liquidity of $7.380 billion at December 31, 2019. Total revenues fell from $4.738 bill
Jul 20, 2020 10:00 am ET
Air Canada Partners with Montreal's Famed Chef Jérôme Ferrer as Meals Developed by its Celebrated Culinary Panel Return to the Skies
Ferrer to join Canadian Chefs David Hawksworth, Antonio Park and Vikram Vij in creating onboard cuisine MONTREAL, July 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today a new partnership with prestigious Montreal-based Chef Jérôme Ferrer, who will design meals for the airline's Premium Economy and Economy Class customers on all flights departing Canada for Europe and Asia, as well as Australia and South America once these flights resume. Chef Ferrer will join celebrated Canadian Chefs David Hawksworth, Antonio Park and Vikram Vij, whose meals will be offered once more on Air Canada flights
Jul 15, 2020 03:54 pm ET
Air Canada Proposes Science-Based Approach to Easing Quarantine Act Restrictions
Proposed measures endorsed by medical professionals globally and the International Air Transport Association Mirror those adopted by the European Union, the United Kingdom and other worldwide jurisdictions MONTREAL, July 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's Chief Medical Officer today issued a letter urging the Canadian government to consider a science-based approach to easing the Quarantine Act restrictions, which have been essentially unchanged since March, to strike a better balance for travellers and for the Canadian economy without adversely impacting public health.
Jul 09, 2020 12:00 pm ET
Air Canada Partners with Cleveland Clinic Canada
Global healthcare leader to provide medical advisory services as airline further develops biosafety measures validated with science-based evidence
Jul 08, 2020 12:00 pm ET
Air Canada to Explore Rapid COVID-19 Testing with Spartan Bioscience
Portable kits that quickly detect COVID-19 further support the airline's multi-layered biosafety approach
Jul 08, 2020 08:00 am ET
Fareportal Becomes UATP's Newest Issuer
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fareportal has joined the UATP Network and is the first OTA to issue UATP accounts.  The partnership allows for reduced distribution costs using the airlines' own lower cost form of payment, UATP.  Fareportal is active with live accounts.  ...
Jun 30, 2020 01:43 pm ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present Second Quarter 2020 Results
MONTREAL, June 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Office and Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Friday July 31, 2020 to present second quarter results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Rousseau and Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and holders of Air Canada bonds.
Jun 30, 2020 11:00 am ET
Air Canada Discontinues Service on 30 Domestic Regional Routes and Closes Eight Stations in Canada
Regional flying rationalized due to COVID-19 and government travel restrictions, part of airline's Cost Reduction Program to reduce cash burn
Jun 29, 2020 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Further Refines Industry-Leading Bio-Safety Measures, Re-Introduces Select Services Onboard Flights
Flexible rebooking options for Economy Class customers booked on flights near capacity Touchless airport services including TouchFree Bag Check and virtual queuing at select counters Meals designed by Air Canada culinary panel to resumeAttention editors: Videos explaining measures that are part of the multi-layered Air Canada CleanCare+ bio-safety program are available online here.
Jun 26, 2020 03:00 pm ET
Air Canada Announces Election of Directors
MONTREAL, June 26, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated May 4, 2020 were elected as directors of Air Canada at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders which was held in a virtual only format on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Jun 22, 2020 04:18 pm ET
Air Canada Completes Financing Transactions Raising Additional $1.23 Billion
$840 million Second Lien Secured Notes financing with proceeds of $823 million US$315 million Class C Pass Through Certificates, Series 2020-1 with proceeds of US$300 million ($405 million) A total of $5.5 billion of liquidity raised since March 13, 2020 MONTREAL, June 22, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it recently closed two additional financing transactions for net proceeds of $1.23 billion. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020, Air Canada has raised $5.5 billion of liquidity. 
Jun 17, 2020 01:52 pm ET
UATP Forms Partnership With Skål International USA
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP is pleased to enter a strategic partnership with Skål International USA effective immediately. The partnership will support their common goal of enriching the travel industry via available products and uniting the travel and tourism industry....
Jun 15, 2020 10:08 am ET
Air Canada to Host Virtual Annual Shareholder Meeting on June 25, 2020
Proxy Advisory firms ISS and Glass Lewis recommend endorsing all motions
Jun 09, 2020 02:24 pm ET
Air Canada Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer Michael Rousseau will Participate in a Fireside Chat at the National Bank Financial 10th Annual Quebec Conference (virtual)
MONTREAL, June 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Air Canada, will participate in a fireside chat at the National Bank Financial 10th Annual Quebec Conference (virtual) on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. 
May 28, 2020 08:01 am ET
Air Canada Announces Pricing of Offering of Shares and Convertible Senior Notes
/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/
May 27, 2020 12:00 pm ET
Air Canada Expands its Cargo-only Flight Schedule
Freight division Air Canada Cargo to operate to five new destinations in Europe and South America Four converted Boeing 777-300ERs and three Airbus A330-300s enabling cargo in passenger cabins, plus belly-only all-cargo flights and cargo space on Air Canada's scheduled flights support Air Canada Cargo's operations MONTREAL, May 27, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's freight division, Air Canada Cargo has announced an exciting new expansion of its cargo-only network with the addition of five new destinations in Europe and South America beginning June 1.
May 26, 2020 04:17 pm ET
Air Canada Announces Offering of Shares and Convertible Senior Notes
/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/
May 22, 2020 01:30 pm ET
Air Canada Announces New Schedule Offering Customers Wide Choice of Destinations for Safe Travel this Summer and Expands Goodwill Policy
New summer schedule includes nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and worldwide Options for new, fully-transferable voucher or Aeroplan Miles with 65% bonus starting June 1 mean more choices and flexibility for rebooking flights should travel plans change Air Canada CleanCare+ biosecurity program offers greater protection from COVID-19 during all stages of the journey MONTREAL, May 22, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an abridged schedule this summer. To ensure customers can book wit
May 22, 2020 01:30 pm ET
Air Canada Announces New Schedule Offering Customers Wide Choice of Destinations for Safe Travel this Summer and Expands Goodwill Policy
New summer schedule includes nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and worldwide Options for new, fully-transferable voucher or Aeroplan Miles with 65% bonus starting June 1 mean more choices and flexibility for rebooking flights should travel plans change Air Canada CleanCare+ biosecurity program offers greater protection from COVID-19 during all stages of the journey MONTREAL, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an abridged schedule this summer. To ensure customers can book wit...
May 14, 2020 02:48 pm ET
Advisory - Air Canada Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer Michael Rousseau will Participate in a Fireside Chat at the Wolfe Research Global Transportation & Industrials Virtual Co
MONTREAL, May 14, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Air Canada, will participate in a fireside chat at the Wolfe Research Global Transportation & Industrials Virtual Conference on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
May 07, 2020 12:34 pm ET
Air Canada offers Customers a Sneak Peek at Improvements Coming with the New Aeroplan Program
All members can now bid for cabin upgrades using their Aeroplan Miles All members can now buy and gift Aeroplan Miles with ease, at any time New buy miles feature highlighted in Travel at Home special introductory promotion A portion of all the sales proceeds will support leading mental health and addiction organization MONTREAL, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Air Canada has introduced two new Aeroplan features in advance of the re-launch of its loyalty program later this year. Members can buy or gift miles at any time and can now use Aeroplan Miles to bid on cabin seating upgrades on Air Canada fligh
May 06, 2020 09:00 am ET
Advisory - Air Canada Senior Vice President, Finance, Amos Kazzaz, will take part in a fireside chat at the Virtual RBC Capital Markets Canadian Automotive, Industrials & Transportation Conference
MONTREAL, May 6, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Amos Kazzaz, Senior Vice President, Finance at Air Canada, will take part in a fireside chat at the Virtual RBC Capital Markets Canadian Automotive, Industrials & Transportation Conference on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
May 06, 2020 08:00 am ET
UATP Partners With CITCON To Increase Mobile Payment Acceptance
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP is proud to be partnering with leading payment technology company CITCON to offer Alipay, WeChat Pay and China UnionPay, the preferred mobile payment options for over one billion Chinese consumers....
May 04, 2020 04:00 pm ET
Air Canada Announces Renewal of Shareholder Rights Plan
MONTREAL, May 4, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) (OTCQX: ACDVF) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a shareholder rights plan to renew Air Canada's existing rights plan. The renewed rights plan is substantially unchanged from Air Canada's current rights plan. It is not being adopted in response to any specific proposal to acquire control of Air Canada, nor is the Board of Directors aware of any pending or threatened take-over bid for Air Canada. The renewed rights plan is similar to plans recently adopted by other Canadian companies and approved by their shareho
May 04, 2020 10:00 am ET
Air Canada CleanCare+ Program Introduces New Personal Safety and Sanitary Measures to Give Customers Added Assurance
Comprehensive program to provide greater peace of mind during all stages of travel
May 04, 2020 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Reports First Quarter 2020 Results
MONTREAL, May 4, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today reported first quarter 2020 EBITDA(1) (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $71 million compared to first quarter 2019 EBITDA of $583 million  The airline reported an operating loss of $433 million compared to operating income of $127 million in the first quarter of 2019. At March 31, 2020, unrestricted liquidity amounted to $6.523 billion compared to unrestricted liquidity of $7.380 billion at December 31, 2019. 
Apr 24, 2020 07:00 am ET
Jazz Aviation and Air Canada Cargo to be First to Operate Routes with Dash 8-400 Aircraft Simplified Package Freighter Developed by De Havilland Canada
Re-configured aircraft can carry a total of 18,000 lbs [8,165 kg] cargo in cabin and belly Enables transport of critical supplies to regional Canadian communities HALIFAX and MONTREAL, April 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") and its subsidiary Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") announced today that Jazz and Air Canada, through its freight division Air Canada Cargo, will begin operating the recently approved Dash 8-400 Simplified Package Freighter developed by De Havilland Canada to short and medium haul markets under the Air Canada Express banner. These reconfigured aircraft w
Apr 21, 2020 12:25 pm ET
Air Canada to Temporarily Suspend Transborder U.S. Flights
Last flights between Canada and the U.S. will operate April 26, resume May 22
Apr 21, 2020 09:00 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present First Quarter 2020 Results
MONTREAL, April 21, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Office and Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Monday, May 4, 2020 to present first quarter results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Rousseau and Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and holders of Air Canada bonds.
Apr 20, 2020 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Proudly Brings Thousands of Canadians Home
Compilation video available at https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/fly/fly-the-flag.html
Apr 17, 2020 05:34 pm ET
Air Canada Customers Required to Have Protective Face Coverings as Additional Safeguard
Air Canada's recommended face-covering practice becomes mandatory with Transport Canada Directive where social distancing is not possible
Apr 11, 2020 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Reconfigures Passenger Cabins on Three Aircraft to Transport More Vital Supplies and Necessary Cargo
Three Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the largest in Air Canada's fleet are being modified to transport cargo in the passenger cabin, doubling cargo capacity. Reconfigured aircraft can carry 89.63 tonnes, the equivalent of up to 9 million medical masks. 40 all-cargo flights operated to date, with 20 all-cargo flights being planned weekly.ATTENTION PHOTO EDITORS: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/media/photos-logos/gallery.html
Apr 08, 2020 08:36 am ET
Air Canada Announces Intention to Adopt the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for the Benefit of its 36,000 Canadian-based Employee Workforce
MONTREAL, April 8, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - On March 30, 2020, as part of an overall cost reduction program, Air Canada announced that its workforce in Canada will be temporarily reduced by approximately 50 per cent, or 16,500 jobs, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the imposition of global travel restrictions. 
Mar 30, 2020 04:25 pm ET
Air Canada Provides Update in Response to Covid-19
MONTREAL, March 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that due to the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 upon its business, the airline will reduce capacity for the Second Quarter of 2020 by 85%-90% compared to last year's Q2 and will place 15,200 members of its unionized workforce on Off Duty Status and furlough about 1,300 managers. The workplace reductions will be effective on or about April 3 and are intended to be temporary.
Mar 28, 2020 12:02 pm ET
UPDATE - Canadians Continue to Fly Back Home With Air Canada
Updated text: The April 1st flight to Peru is still being planned and not yet currently scheduled.
Mar 28, 2020 10:26 am ET
Canadians Continue to Fly Back Home With Air Canada
A new special flight is scheduled from Algeria Additional flights are expected from Ecuador and Peru Air Canada continues its repatriation efforts, alone bringing back nearly 8,500 passengers today MONTREAL, March 28, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -  Air Canada announced today that, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, it will operate its first special flight from Algiers on Tuesday. Additional flights from Peru and Ecuador are also scheduled to depart in the coming days.
Mar 26, 2020 02:52 pm ET
Air Canada and Air Canada Foundation Work with Second Harvest to Redistribute Onboard Fresh Food Items to Canadians in Need
Over 2,330 kg of fresh food from 7 cities across Canada redistributed to date Includes fresh veggies, salads, sandwich wraps, muffins, milk, with more to be distributed MONTREAL, March 26, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation are working with Canadian food rescue organization Second Harvest's FoodRescue.ca to redistribute fresh food items from Air Canada's in-flight kitchens as the airline begins suspending the majority of its international and U.S. transborder flights as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Mar 25, 2020 10:04 am ET
Air Canada Begins Operating Cargo-only Flights Carrying Vital Supplies, Necessary Goods
Shipments between Canada and Europe, South America and Latin America
Mar 24, 2020 08:26 pm ET
Air Canada to Operate Two More Flights from Quito to Bring More Canadians Home
Additional flights to depart on March 29 and 31 from Ecuador Travellers must contact Global Affairs Canada to book seats Air Canada continues its repatriation efforts MONTREAL, March 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, it will operate two more special flights from Quito, for a total of three flights.
Mar 23, 2020 01:33 pm ET
Air Canada Will Operate Six Special Flights as Repatriation Efforts Continue
Flights from Lima, Quito and Barcelona Air Canada brings more than 200,000 Canadians home in one week More than 1,000 scheduled flights planned through to the end of the month to repatriate Canadians MONTREAL, March 23, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada will operate six special flights from Lima, Barcelona and Quito this week to enable Canadians stranded abroad to return home. The flights, operated in collaboration with the Government of Canada, are part of Air Canada's ongoing efforts to repatriate Canadians.
Mar 22, 2020 02:54 pm ET
Air Canada Continues to Bring Canadians Back Home
Two additional special flights from Morocco to take place this week Travellers must contact Global Affairs Canada to book seats In the last week, Air Canada transported thousands of Canadians back home MONTREAL, March 22, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that, in collaboration with the Canadian Government, it will operate two more special flights from Morocco. These flights follow a successful special flight completed March 21 in which Air Canada brought 444 Canadians home from Morocco.
Mar 20, 2020 04:55 pm ET
Air Canada to Operate Special Flight from Morocco to Bring Canadians Home
First of a planned series of flights to assist Canadians returning home MONTREAL, March 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that the airline, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, will operate a special flight March 21 from Morocco to bring Canadians home.
Mar 20, 2020 10:55 am ET
IIROC Trade Resumption - AC
TORONTO, March 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Trading resumes in:
Mar 20, 2020 10:47 am ET
IIROC Trading Halt - AC
TORONTO, March 20, 2020 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:
Mar 19, 2020 10:25 am ET
IIROC Trade Resumption - AC
TORONTO, March 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Trading resumes in:
Mar 19, 2020 10:20 am ET
IIROC Trading Halt - AC
TORONTO, March 19, 2020 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:
Mar 18, 2020 05:45 pm ET
Air Canada Provides Update on Ongoing COVID-19 Response
Airline further reducing schedule, maintaining essential services where possible
Mar 16, 2020 11:53 am ET
Air Canada Provides Update on Response to COVID-19
Withdraws 2020 and 2021 guidance Current liquidity level of $7.3 billion Capacity reduction of 50 percent in the second quarter versus the prior year's quarter MONTREAL, March 16, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada, along with the rest of the global airline industry, is facing a severe drop in traffic and a corresponding decline in revenue as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and travel restrictions imposed in many countries around the world, including Canada and the United States. Although the company expects this disruption to be temporary, as the full impact and duration of the
Mar 09, 2020 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Named One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for The Fifth Consecutive Year
MONTREAL, March 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the fifth consecutive year. In selecting Air Canada, Mediacorp Canada Inc. cited the airline's continuing work to foster inclusiveness through numerous partnerships, its success outreaching directly to diverse communities when recruiting and other initiatives. 
Mar 06, 2020 05:00 am ET
Air Canada Salutes Achievements of Present and Next Generation of Women in Aviation
Four aspiring young Canadian women aviators named as inaugural Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship recipients Historic flight from Toronto-Edmonton operated with all-female crews, guided and coordinated by all-female NAV Canada Air Traffic Controllers from departure through arrivalEditor's Note: See a video with comments from women in specialized operations, Captain Cameron and these four winners here.
Mar 03, 2020 08:00 am ET
Air Canada to Launch Daily, Year-Round Flights from Vancouver to Orange County (Santa Ana), California
MONTREAL, March 3, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -  Air Canada today announced it will launch non-stop service between Vancouver and Santa Ana in Orange County, California beginning June 15, 2020, subject to final airport authority approvals. Special introductory fares from Vancouver to Orange County start as low as $187 CDN one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents until March 17, 2020 for travel between June 15, 2020 and September 30, 2020.
Feb 24, 2020 09:31 am ET
Air Canada announces establishment of Airframe Maintenance Centres of Excellence with AAR in Trois-Rivières and Avianor in Mirabel
MONTREAL, Feb. 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has entered into letters of intent with each of AAR Aircraft Services Trois-Rivières ULC ("AAR") and Avianor Inc ("Avianor") regarding long-term agreements for airframe maintenance, subject to completion of its planned merger with Transat, A.T. These long-term agreements would enable each of AAR and Avianor to develop Airframe Maintenance Centres of Excellence in Quebec for the aircraft types within their areas of expertise, both stimulating new investment in aerospace in Quebec and creating more high-quality aircraft maintenance jobs.
Feb 18, 2020 05:00 am ET
Air Canada Reports 2019 Annual Results
Record operating revenues of $19.131 billion Operating income of $1.650 billion EBITDA of $3.636 billion and EBITDA margin of 19 per cent Record unrestricted liquidity of $7.380 billion and leverage ratio of 0.8 MONTREAL, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today reported 2019 EBITDA(1) (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and impairment) of $3.636 billion compared to 2018 EBITDA of $3.213 billion, an increase of $423 million or 13 per cent. The airline reported operating income of $1.650 billion in 2019 compared to operating income of $1.496 billion in 2018.
Feb 06, 2020 07:00 am ET
Air Canada to offer Customers the Convenience of PayPal for Purchasing Tickets in Canada
MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has introduced a new payment option for customers by enabling them to use PayPal when purchasing tickets online at aircanada.com in Canada. The popular online payment system offers a secure and convenient means to buy tickets, with customers able to pay for their flights with their preferred payment method – bank account, credit cards or Visa Debit card – linked to their PayPal account.
Jan 30, 2020 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Is Named a Top Employer in Montreal for the Seventh Consecutive Year
MONTREAL, Jan. 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today was named one of "Montreal's Top Employers" for the seventh consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc's annual employer survey. The 2020 survey recognizes companies in Montreal with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies, and includes a comparison of others in their industry and region.
Jan 29, 2020 01:50 pm ET
Air Canada Suspends Flights to Beijing, Shanghai
MONTREAL, Jan. 29, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that following the Government of Canada's Advisory to avoid non-essential travel to mainland China it is temporarily suspending all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai effective January 30, 2020 until February 29, 2020.
Jan 28, 2020 08:00 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results
MONTREAL, Jan. 28, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to present fourth quarter and full year 2019 results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Rousseau and Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and
Jan 23, 2020 07:00 am ET
Air Canada and Cirque du Soleil announce international partnership
Air Canada becomes Official Airline of Cirque du Soleil for Big Top and Arena Shows Worldwide
Jan 22, 2020 07:44 am ET
Air Canada Provides Update on Boeing 737 MAX Operations
MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today said that it has now removed the Boeing 737 MAX from its operating schedule until June 30, 2020. The decision is based on operational considerations following an announcement by Boeing Co. that it now estimates the 737 MAX will remain grounded by regulators until mid-2020.
Jan 15, 2020 10:40 am ET
Air Canada Celebrates the Arrival of its First Airbus A220, Continuing its Fleet Modernization Program
Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline's Montreal headquarters First commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300, before employees and special guests at the airline's Montreal headquarters. Built in Mirabel, Quebec, the Bombardier-designed aircraft continues Air Canada's fleet modernization. The A220's state-of-the-art design and ca
Jan 09, 2020 12:00 pm ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer Michael Rousseau will Participate in a Fireside Chat at the 8th Annual Institutional Investor Conference Hosted by
MONTREAL, Jan. 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Air Canada, will present at the 8th Annual Institutional Investor Conference hosted by AltaCorp Capital on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Shangri La Hotel in Toronto.
Dec 18, 2019 12:33 pm ET
Air Canada's Calin Rovinescu to be Inducted Into 2020 Canadian Business Hall of Fame
MONTREAL, Dec. 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - JA Canada and the Canadian Business Hall of Fame announced on Dec. 17 that Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Calin Rovinescu will be inducted as a Companion into the 2020 Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
Dec 18, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada and Dreams Take Flight Help Make Magical Memories for Children Through Once-in-a-Lifetime Flights
Airline features three children from a plane full of kids with different challenges in a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAjJxgVEH0I&feature=youtu.be MONTREAL, Dec. 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today unveiled a heartwarming video featuring three children from a plane full of kids with different challenges called Every Kid Deserves a Day Off. Thanks to the numerous Air Canada employee volunteers, support of the Air Canada Foundation and the work by the Dreams Take Flight organization, eight flights operate annually and in 2019, transported over 1000 children on a trip-of-a-
Dec 17, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Completes Installation of Satellite Connectivity Across Full Air Canada Rouge Fleet
MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that Rouge Wi-Fi high-speed satellite-based connectivity provided by Gogo is now available across the entire Air Canada Rouge fleet of 65 aircraft that fly globally and across North America.
Dec 13, 2019 04:17 pm ET
Kia Ora Auckland! Air Canada Inaugurates Seasonal Service From Vancouver
VANCOUVER and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's inaugural flight AC51, 787 Dreamliner service which departed last night from Vancouver has arrived in Auckland, marking the carrier's launch of seasonal service between Canada and New Zealand. Flights operate four times weekly until the end of March 2020.
Dec 12, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Inaugurates the Only Non-Stop Service from Montreal to São Paulo
MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada inaugurated the only non-stop service between Montreal and São Paulo, Brazil. Last night's departure of AC96 which arrived in São Paulo this morning marks the beginning of three weekly flights from Montreal until March 27, 2020.
Dec 11, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Conjures the Magic of Home with New Holiday Video
Airline's latest campaign focuses on bringing Canadians closer to loved ones all over the world
Dec 10, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Announces New U.S. Transborder Routes and Services from Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver next Summer
Montreal-Nashville, Calgary-Boston, the only non-stop services between these city pairs, start in June 2020 Summer 2020 will also see a second daily flight added between Vancouver-Newark MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced two new seasonal summer routes and added service to major U.S. destinations from Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. New daily, non-stop services linking Montreal and Nashville, and Calgary and Boston, as well as the addition of a second daily flight between Vancouver and Newark, will give customers more choice and added convenience when travell
Dec 09, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Named Best North American Airline for International Travel by Business Traveler USA
MONTREAL, Dec. 9, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada was named Best North American Airline for International Travel for the 12th consecutive year at the 2019 Best in Business Travel Awards by readers of leading frequent business traveller magazine Business Traveler USA.
Dec 03, 2019 05:00 am ET
Air Canada to Increase Service to Paris From Montreal and Toronto for Summer 2020
Air Canada to operate up to 31 non-stop flights weekly to Paris in 2020 Additional flights will offer increased convenience with evening departure from Paris to Canada MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it will increase service to Paris from Montreal and Toronto for the upcoming summer season. Between July 2 and August 28, 2020 Air Canada will operate three additional flights per week from Montreal and four additional flights from Toronto to Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport.
Dec 02, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Named 2019 Airline of The Year by Global Traveler
MONTREAL, Dec. 2, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been recognized as the 2019 Airline of the Year by Global Traveler, the leading magazine for luxury business and leisure travellers.
Nov 26, 2019 12:29 pm ET
Nov 22, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Named One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the Seventh Consecutive Year
Award reflects ongoing engaged and energized workforce proud to #FlyTheFlag MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2020) for the seventh consecutive year in an annual national employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Nov 21, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Congratulates Senior Vice President Arielle Meloul-Wechsler on being named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women
MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada congratulates Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior Vice President, People, Culture and Communications, on being named to WXN's list of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for 2019 in the Corporate Executives Category.
Nov 15, 2019 02:40 pm ET
All-New Air Canada App Features Intuitive Design, Faster Experience and Additional Features
MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has launched a next generation Air Canada mobile app, now available for download on iOS and Android. Designed with customers at the center, the new app features an intuitive layout supported by the latest technologies, to deliver faster, more reliable performance.
Nov 13, 2019 10:42 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada's Senior Vice President, Finance, Amos Kazzaz, to Participate in a Fireside Chat at the Scotiabank Transportation & Industrials Conference
MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Amos Kazzaz, Senior Vice President, Finance at Air Canada, will participate in a fireside chat at the Scotiabank Transportation & Industrials Conference on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Scotiabank Centre in Toronto.
Oct 29, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results
Record third quarter operating revenues of $5.553 billion Operating income of $956 million EBITDA of $1.472 billion, up 9 per cent over the prior year's third quarter Record unrestricted liquidity of $7.355 billion and leverage ratio of 0.8 MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today reported third quarter 2019 EBITDA(1) (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and impairment) of $1.472 billion compared to third quarter 2018 EBITDA of $1.351 billion, an increase of $121 million or 9 per cent. The airline reported third quarter 2019 operating income of $956 mi
Oct 23, 2019 08:00 pm ET
Air Canada Announces Canada's Top 10 Best New Restaurants 2019
ARVI in Quebec City named Canada's Best New Restaurant in 18th annual ranking
Oct 23, 2019 04:37 pm ET
Air Canada Announces Ratification of New 10-Year Collective Agreement by US Employees
MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada today announced it had been advised by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union representing the airline's 700 US-based employees, that its members have ratified a new 10-year collective agreement reached July 17, 2019. The new agreement is in effect until 2029.  ...
Oct 23, 2019 04:37 pm ET
Air Canada Announces Ratification of New 10-Year Collective Agreement by US Employees
MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it had been advised by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union representing the airline's 700 US-based employees, that its members have ratified a new 10-year collective agreement reached July 17, 2019. The new agreement is in effect until 2029. 
Oct 17, 2019 09:49 am ET
UATP Announces 2019 Third Quarter Results
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP, the airline-owned payment network, announced today its third quarter financial results. ...
Oct 16, 2019 05:04 pm ET
Air Canada President and Chief Executive Calin Rovinescu Named Strategist of the Year and One of Canada's Top CEOs of the Year by Globe and Mail's Report on Business
MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Calin Rovinescu has been recognized as Strategist of the Year, as well as being named one of Canada's top leaders of 2019 representing the best of corporate leadership, innovation, vision and responsibility by the Globe and Mail's Report on Business. The Strategist of the Year is awarded by the Globe and Mail's Report of Business team to a CEO whose bold decisions have materially changed and improved the strategic position of his or her business.
Oct 16, 2019 02:53 pm ET
Air Canada Updates Schedule Through to February 14, 2020 in Response to Ongoing Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that it has now removed the Boeing 737 Max from its flying schedule until February 14, 2020. The decision is based on operational considerations for the airline, as it launches a new reservation system beginning next month.
Oct 10, 2019 12:50 pm ET
UATP Partners With EBANX To Address Growing Latin American Market Payment Needs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP is pleased to partner with online payment provider, EBANX, to connect airline Merchants to Latin America. ...
Oct 10, 2019 08:00 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present Third Quarter 2019 Results
MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Office and Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 to present third quarter results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Rousseau and Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and holders of Air Canada bond
Oct 08, 2019 02:45 pm ET
4ocean's First Canadian Community Shoreline Cleanup Powered by Air Canada Collect More Than 3,200 Pieces of Ocean Polluting Items
Plastic, styrofoam, car parts and lawn chairs among the debris collected Community cleanup event complements airline's overall waste and plastic reduction efforts MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 345 volunteers including Air Canada employees took part in the first Air Canada-sponsored public cleanup in Canada on Sept. 22 at British Columbia's Garry Point Park. In the span of a few hours, the following was removed from the shoreline:
Oct 08, 2019 10:58 am ET
UATP Appoints David Jimenez As New Chief Commercial Officer
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP is pleased to welcome David Jimenez as Chief Commercial Officer. Jimenez brings over 20 years of commercial experience that will help UATP continue to thrive. ...
Oct 02, 2019 09:00 am ET
Air Canada Fan Flight Returns for 2019/2020 NHL Season
Airline brings fans closer to their favourite teams with VIP game experiences
Sep 30, 2019 09:00 am ET
Air Canada Honours Trailblazing Captain Judy Cameron With Scholarship For Young Women Pursuing Careers In Aviation
MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada on Saturday announced that it will establish the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship in honour of the airline's first female pilot with the goal of helping the next generation of women follow in her trailblazing footsteps. The scholarship was announced at last night's Elsie MacGill Award Gala in Toronto, the national award program of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation which recognizes and celebrates the achievements of accomplished women in aviation and aerospace.
Sep 26, 2019 11:55 am ET
Air Canada Featured in Inaugural TSX30 List Recognizing Canada's Top Performing Stocks
MONTREAL, Sept. 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's consistently strong share price performance has been recognized in the inaugural TSX30, a new program highlighting top performing stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange over a three-year period. The airline's inclusion underscores its successful transformation, which has resulted in a stock price appreciation of approximately 365 per cent over the past three years. Since beginning its transformation in April 2009, Air Canada's shares have appreciated by more than 5,400 per cent.
Sep 26, 2019 09:00 am ET
Toronto Stock Exchange Introduces the TSX30
Canada's premier equities marketplace launches new program to showcase top performing companies, TSX to host market open ceremony September 27
Sep 25, 2019 08:49 am ET
4ocean's First Canadian Community Shoreline Cleanup Powered by Air Canada Collect More Than 3,200 Pieces of Ocean Polluting Items
Plastic, styrofoam, car parts and lawn chairs among the debris collected Community cleanup event complements airline's overall waste and plastic reduction efforts MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 345 volunteers including Air Canada employees took part in the first Air Canada-sponsored public cleanup in Canada on Sept. 22 at British Columbia's Garry Point Park. In the span of a few hours, the following was removed from the shoreline:
Sep 24, 2019 10:52 am ET
Air Canada Named Best Family-Friendly Airline in North America and Best Family-Friendly Frequent-Flyer Program at the Wherever Awards
MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada was named Best Family-Friendly Airline in North America, as well as Best Family-Friendly Frequent-Flyer Program at the 2019 Wherever Awards, an international award that recognizes the best in travel by the readers of the popular family travel website whereverfamily.com.
Sep 24, 2019 09:58 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada's Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Michael Rousseau, to Participate in a Fireside Chat at the CIBC's 18th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Con
MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the CIBC 18th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal.
Sep 19, 2019 12:11 pm ET
Public Invited to Join in 4ocean Canadian Shoreline Clean-up Powered by Air Canada and Say #bonvoyageplastic
Garry Point Park in Richmond, B.C., on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Earlier this year, Air Canada announced a partnership with environmental organization 4ocean, a company dedicated to actively removing waste plastics and trash from the ocean and coastlines while inspiring individuals to work together for a cleaner ocean. Following the success of the July 2019 inaugural 4ocean cleanup event powered by Air Canada in Florida, the first Canadian Community Shoreline Cleanup event takes place Sept. 22.
Sep 18, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada To Begin Year-Round Flights From Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia
Bogotá represents Air Canada's 39th new route launched from Montreal since 2012, 12th new route since 2017 Complements Toronto-Bogotá service MONTREAL, Sept. 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the introduction of new year-round service between Montreal and Bogotá, Colombia beginning June 2, 2020. Flights will operate three times weekly onboard Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering a choice of premium and economy service.
Sep 10, 2019 03:21 pm ET
Air Canada to Launch Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London-Heathrow
MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today it will upgrade its non-stop flights from Ottawa to London-Heathrow to operate the daily service with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Beginning next spring, customers travelling between Ottawa and London-Heathrow will have the option to fly in Air Canada's Signature cabin, featuring fully lie-flat suites, as well as the added choice of a Premium Economy cabin. 
Sep 09, 2019 08:00 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Michael Rousseau, will participate in a fireside chat at the 7th Annual Laguna Conference hosted by Morgan Stanley
MONTREAL, Sept. 9, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Air Canada, will participate in a fireside chat at the 7th Annual Laguna Conference hosted by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Dana Point, California.
Sep 05, 2019 11:00 am ET
The Air Canada Café Opens at Toronto Pearson, Providing Customers an Eye-Opening Airport Coffee Experience
Editor's Note: A video tour of the new Air Canada Café is available at https://vimeo.com/356452863
Sep 04, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada To Launch Flights from Toronto to Belgium's Capital
Year-round, non-stop Toronto-Brussels flights complement year-round Montreal-Brussels service MONTREAL, Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today the introduction of new, year-round services between Toronto and Brussels starting May 1, 2020. Up to five weekly non-stop flights will be operated with Air Canada's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, featuring Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy services.
Aug 29, 2019 08:27 am ET
Superior Court of Quebec Approves Plan of Arrangement for Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. Combination
MONTREAL, Aug. 29, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that the Superior Court of Quebec has granted a final order approving the previously announced Plan of Arrangement for the proposed combination of Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. There were no objections made to the court to the application, which was approved by nearly 95 per cent of shareholders at a special meeting of Transat held on Aug. 23, 2019.
Aug 28, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada To Launch Year-Round Montreal-Toulouse Service
The only year-round flights from North America to the south west of France start June 4, 2020 Service links two of the world's leading aerospace industry hubs MONTREAL, Aug. 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today the introduction of year-round service between Montreal and Toulouse starting June 4, 2020. The five-times weekly flights will provide the only year-round service between the two cities and be operated with Air Canada's Airbus A330-300 fleet, featuring Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. Special introductory fares from Montreal to Toulouse start as low
Aug 23, 2019 01:25 pm ET
Air Canada Welcomes Transat Shareholders Approval
MONTREAL, Aug. 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is pleased by the announcement, earlier today, by Transat A.T. Inc. ("Transat") of the approval, by a majority of nearly 95% of its shareholders, of its Arrangement Agreement with Air Canada under which Air Canada will acquire all its issued and outstanding shares.
Aug 22, 2019 10:00 am ET
Air Canada Celebrates Aeroplan's 35th Anniversary with Biggest Contest Ever, Allowing Members to Win more than 35 Million Miles
MONTREAL, Aug. 22, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is proud to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Aeroplan, Canada's premier travel loyalty program. To mark 35 years of loyalty, Aeroplan is launching its biggest contest yet, with the opportunity for 45 lucky members to win a total of 38.5 million miles.
Aug 21, 2019 08:00 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Michael Rousseau, will participate in a fireside chat at the Cowen 12th Annual Global Transportation Conference
MONTREAL, Aug. 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Air Canada, will participate in a fireside chat at the Cowen 12th Annual Global Transportation Conference on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in Boston.
Aug 14, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Announces First Two New Routes To Be Operated With Game Changing Airbus A220-300
The only non-stop flights from Montreal-Seattle, and from Toronto-San Jose, California Customers to benefit from modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat(Editor's Note: First images of the interior of Air Canada's new A220 are available at https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/media/photos-logos.html )
Aug 14, 2019 05:50 am ET
Air Canada Announces New Montreal-Seattle Service To Be Operated with Quebec-Built Airbus A220-300
Will be the only non-stop service between the two cities Customers to benefit from modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat(Editor's Note: First images of the interior of Air Canada's new A220 are available at https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/media/photos-logos.html)
Aug 11, 2019 07:47 pm ET
Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share for 100% of Transat and Lock-up and Support Agreement with Transat's Largest Shareholder, Letko Brosseau
Air Canada to increase its purchase price from $13 to $18 per share, representing an aggregate purchase price of approximately $720 million Letko Brosseau, Transat's largest shareholder holding approximately 19.3% of outstanding shares, has entered into a lock-up and support agreement, confirming its support for the Air Canada acquisition MONTREAL, Aug. 11, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. ("Transat") announced today that Air Canada has agreed to increase the purchase price for the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat, from $13 to $18 per share and
Aug 07, 2019 10:00 am ET
Air Canada Named Favorite Airline in North America at the 2019 The Trazees Awards
Awards reflect preference of millennials, the world's fastest growing travel demographic
Aug 06, 2019 10:05 pm ET
Air Canada CEO Sells Block of Shares for Investment Diversification, Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that during the permitted open period following the release of its Second Quarter results, Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer, has exercised Stock Options from 2013 and sold the underlying 1,269,149 Class B Voting Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange through the facilities of a Canadian investment dealer, as reported in applicable securities filings.
Aug 06, 2019 01:30 pm ET
Air Canada Makes Family Travel More Fun for Children and Easier for Parents
MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is making travel more fun and convenient for families. Anyone flying Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada Express with young children will be able to take advantage of dedicated check-in counters at major hubs, including a new counter at Calgary International Airport, new complimentary on-board travel goodies, and new fun children's meal options designed to meet the needs of travelling families.
Aug 01, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Partners with Award-Winning Canadian Chef Antonio Park to Expand Meal Options on Asian and South American Flights
Chef Antonio Park becomes the fourth member of the airline's panel of celebrated Canadian culinary and wine talent
Jul 30, 2019 01:24 pm ET
UATP Reports 2019 Second Quarter Results
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP, the airline-owned payment network, announced today its' second quarter results. ...
Jul 30, 2019 06:02 am ET
Air Canada Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results
Record second quarter operating revenues of $4.757 billion Operating income of $422 million and EBITDA of $916 million Leverage ratio of 0.9 and record unrestricted liquidity of $6.907 billion MONTREAL, July 30, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today reported second quarter 2019 EBITDA(1) (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and impairment) of $916 million compared to second quarter 2018 EBITDA of $739 million. The airline reported second quarter 2019 operating income of $422 million compared to second quarter 2018 operating income of $308 million. Air Canada reported
Jul 30, 2019 06:00 am ET
/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present Second Quarter 2019 Results/
MONTREAL, July 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Office and Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 to present second quarter results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Rousseau and Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and holders of Air Canada bonds.
Jul 23, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada To Resume Full India Schedule
Daily Toronto-Delhi flights restart Oct. 1; additional capacity added beginning Oct. 27 with Boeing 777 Vancouver-Delhi flights resume usual flight times starting Aug. 1 Toronto-Mumbai seasonal flights return on Oct. 27 MONTREAL, July 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced it will resume its daily, non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights on Oct. 1, 2019 (eastbound) and Oct. 3, 2019 (westbound). All flights are available for purchase now at www.aircanada.com or through Travel Agents.
Jul 18, 2019 03:25 pm ET
UPDATE - Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present Second Quarter 2019 Results
Please note that the date of the conference call has changed.
Jul 18, 2019 01:17 pm ET
Air Canada Named Among the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces for Fourth Consecutive Time
MONTREAL, July 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been ranked among the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ for the fourth year in a row for its commitment to employee engagement by Achievers, an employee social recognition company.
Jul 17, 2019 08:00 am ET
Fun in the Sun! Air Canada Introduces Winter Service from Quebec City to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
First Air Canada direct service between Quebec City l and these sun destinations MONTREAL, July 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced two new winter services from Quebec City (YQB) to popular sun destinations Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Service to Cancun begins December 21, 2019 until April 11, 2020, while Punta Cana flights start December 22, 2019 until April 12, 2020. 
Jul 17, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Provides Aeroplan Members Greater Flexibility to Manage Flight Reward Bookings
Aeroplan now offers the most flexible flight reward policies of any Canadian loyalty program Improvements to Aeroplan are part of Air Canada's promise to build the most rewarding program in the country, launching in 2020 MONTREAL, July 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has revealed changes to Aeroplan that mark the beginning of many improvements being planned as it moves toward launching its new loyalty program in summer 2020.   Designed to make Aeroplan more flexible and member-friendly, the changes to its flight rewards include: full refunds within 24 hours of booking, the option to refu
Jul 16, 2019 02:44 pm ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present Second Quarter 2019 Results
MONTREAL, July 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Office and Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 to present second quarter results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Rousseau and Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and holders of Air Canada bond
Jul 15, 2019 12:01 pm ET
Air Canada Wins for Diversity in Leadership at 2019 Airline Strategy Awards
MONTREAL, July 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has won the inaugural award for Diversity in Leadership at the 2019 Airline Strategy Awards presented in London, England. The prize recognizes an airline organization that promotes diversity among its senior leadership team.
Jul 10, 2019 12:10 pm ET
Air Canada Foundation Golf Tournament Nets Record-Breaking Amount for the Health and Well-being of Children and Youth in Canada
For the fifth consecutive year, the Foundation fundraised over $1M during its annual golf tournament. MONTREAL, July 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Air Canada Foundation raised a record-breaking $1.2M during the eighth edition of its annual golf tournament. For the fifth consecutive year, the Foundation raised over $1M in support of charitable organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada. Held at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club on Monday, July 8, the event welcomed approximately 350 attendees from over 100 Canadian, U.S. and international corporations and or
Jul 05, 2019 10:36 am ET
Air Canada Launches One-of-a-Kind Pop Up YYCaesar Bar in Calgary This Week
YYCaesar Bar by Air Canada brings together Caesars, travel & community support for Calgary Firefighters Charitable Foundation Open July 6-14 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily on Stephen Avenue at 117-8th Ave SW CALGARY, July 5, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced its YYCaesar Bar will pop-up in Calgary during Stampede week, offering Calgarians and visitors alike the opportunity to sample several varieties of Canada's national cocktail, take-off on an Air Canada flight through a virtual reality experience, and help support the important work of the Calgary Firefighters Charitable
Jul 04, 2019 07:00 am ET
Taste The Fine Wine Of The Bordeaux Region With Air Canada's New Seasonal Service From Montreal
MONTREAL, July 4, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - With flight AC1908 landing today in Bordeaux, Air Canada marks the launch of new non-stop seasonal service from Montreal to its fifth destination in France. The service to the popular wine region runs between July 3 and September 8, 2019 three days a week.
Jul 03, 2019 02:00 pm ET
Air Canada to Launch Daily Non-Stop, Year-Round Calgary-Terrace Service; Increases Capacity on Key Regional Routes
New Terrace route and added capacity supports economic growth in Skeena Valley area Capacity increasing for Vancouver Island, Northern BC, BC Interior, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Winnipeg routes MONTREAL, July 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it will launch daily non-stop, year-round flights between Calgary and Terrace beginning Oct. 28, 2019, which will complement the airline's five times daily flights between Vancouver and Terrace.  Air Canada is also increasing capacity on key regional routes across Western Canada this winter with its flexible fleet including continue
Jul 03, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Announces Increased Capacity and Enhanced Services to Atlantic Canada
Toronto-Saint John, NB, Flights to be operated by Air Canada Rouge starting this winter Halifax-Calgary year-round service on Air Canada starting March 1, 2020 Toronto-Charlottetown Air Canada Rouge service now year-round Halifax-Gander additional daily flight Moncton, Fredericton-Toronto flights now operated year-round by Air Canada Rouge MONTREAL, July 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced a host of enhancements to Atlantic Canada services starting this winter. Overall capacity will increase by 8% as some routes will transfer to Air Canada Rouge, and other Air Canada Rouge and
Jul 02, 2019 01:51 pm ET
Air Canada Relaunches its Award-Winning enRoute In-flight Magazine
MONTREAL, July 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Air Canada has unveiled the redesign of its award-winning enRoute in-flight magazine.  Beginning with the July edition, now available onboard our aircraft, in our Maple Leaf Lounges and online, the magazine's refreshed format invites readers and travellers to explore new ideas on travel through enriched content that complements Air Canada's premium brand.
Jun 28, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Inaugurates service to Sydney, Nova Scotia from Montreal
Gateway to Scenic Cape Breton Island MONTREAL, June 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada yesterday inaugurated new, non-stop service between Montreal and Sydney, Nova Scotia. This arrival of flight AC7998 in Sydney yesterday marked the beginning of daily service between the two cities until October 26, 2019. The flight will be operated on a 78-seat Q400 turboprop aircraft. This connection will allow for travel between the two cities, or travellers can connect onward to other destinations from across Air Canada's network through the hub in Montreal.
Jun 27, 2019 08:20 am ET
Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Definitive Arrangement Agreement for Combination of the Two Companies
 Transat Board of Directors unanimously approves arrangement and recommends shareholder approval
Jun 26, 2019 11:10 am ET
Air Canada Congratulates Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning, on being named to Canada's Top 40 Under 40 list
To learn more about Mark and his work at Air Canada, you can view our Media Centre article and video here: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/media/media-features/mark-galardo-40-under-40.html MONTREAL, June 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada wishes to congratulate Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada on his deserving nomination today as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 for 2019, a recognition of exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40.
Jun 21, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Proudly Salutes its Indigenous Employees on National Indigenous Peoples Day
Flight AC185 from Toronto to Vancouver was operated by Indigenous pilots, flight attendants and ground employees
Jun 20, 2019 12:23 pm ET
Air Canada Enhances its Award-Winning In-Flight Entertainment by Partnering with Crave and Stingray
Airline also boosts TV and movie content by 50 per cent on select aircraft types New, easy-to-navigate in-flight entertainment system interface, will enable customers to browse in 15 languages, and discover more than 1,000 hours of high quality entertainment – more than any other airline in the Americas MONTREAL, June 20, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that it is expanding its popular in-flight entertainment selection through unique partnerships with Bell Media's premium entertainment service, Crave, and Canadian-based multi-platform audio service, Stingray. The new offerin
Jun 20, 2019 07:00 am ET
Be Prepared for the Busy Summer Travel Season, Air Canada Offers Tips To Make Your Journey Smoother
165,000 set to fly today; a record first day of summer for Air Canada Air Canada also provides travel tips for busy summer season, including pre-trip preparations to ensure a smooth journey Customers checking in are now required to provide a mobile phone number or email where they can be reached during their trip to meet new Canadian Airline Passenger Protection Regulations. MONTREAL, June 20, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - With the busy summer season about to begin Air Canada is highlighting some essential travel tips to make the journey smoother for customers over the holidays.
Jun 18, 2019 10:43 am ET
Air Canada Named Best Airline in North America for Third Straight Year at 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards
Airline also wins for World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining Employees recognized as Best Airline Staff in Canada Eighth time in 10 years Air Canada named Best in North America
Jun 14, 2019 11:55 am ET
Jun 13, 2019 11:00 am ET
Air Canada is proud to support Franco festivals across the country
MONTREAL, June 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is proud to partner with major Francophone festivals across the country, notably the two that kick off today in Ottawa and Vancouver. The Festival franco ontarien in our nation's capital runs from June 13-15 and on the West Coast, the Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver is from June 13-23.
Jun 04, 2019 05:01 pm ET
Jun 04, 2019 07:45 am ET
Air Canada and Drone Delivery Canada Corp. Announce a Sales Agency Agreement
Air Canada Cargo will help Drone Delivery Canada Corp. market its services MONTREAL, June 4, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that it has entered into a sales agency agreement with Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (DDC) through which Air Canada Cargo will market DDC's drone delivery services in Canada, giving the logistics community access to the growing potential of commercial drone deliveries.
Jun 03, 2019 06:56 pm ET
Air Canada Inaugurates Daily Montreal-Raleigh Flights
MONTREAL, June 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today inaugurated a new, non-stop service between Montreal and Raleigh, North Carolina. This morning's departure of Air Canada flight AC8178 marks the beginning of daily flights from Montreal to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which will operate with a 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ). Flights are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada's network through Air Canada's hub in Montreal.
Jun 03, 2019 12:56 pm ET
May 29, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid and Automatic Share Purchase Plan
MONTREAL, May 29, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it has renewed its normal course issuer bid for its Class A variable voting shares and Class B voting shares (collectively the "Shares"), authorizing, between May 31, 2019 and May 30, 2020, the purchase of up to 24,130,551 Shares, representing 10 per cent of the public float of 241,305,518 Shares as at May 17, 2019 (the "Issuer Bid"). Air Canada received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") for the renewal of its Issuer Bid.
May 24, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Rouge Pops Up in Toronto with Multi-Sensory Experience
MONTREAL, May 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada Rouge will open an immersive and photo-ready pop-up on Friday, May 24 at the Toronto Eaton Centre to showcase its industry leading products through larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory rooms.
May 17, 2019 02:00 pm ET
Gamsahabnida! Air Canada Marks 25 Years of Service to Seoul, South Korea
Inaugurated three times weekly flights in 1994 onboard Boeing 747 Combi aircraft Flights today are daily onboard Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliners from both YVR and Toronto Pearson MONTREAL, May 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is excited to mark 25 years of non-stop service between Canada and Seoul, South Korea. To celebrate this milestone, Air Canada has a special promotion featuring fares from Vancouver to Seoul return, from as low as $1,325 CDN all in, and from Toronto to Seoul return, from as low as $1,525 CDN all in. These celebratory fares are available until May 20, 2019 and are ava
May 17, 2019 11:55 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Michael Rousseau, will participate in a fireside chat at the 12th Annual Global Transportation Conference
MONTREAL, May 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Air Canada, will participate in a fireside chat at the 12th Annual Global Transportation Conference hosted by Wolfe Research on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the New York Marriott East Side, New York.
May 17, 2019 10:30 am ET
Air Canada Wins for Best Premium Economy Class and Best Airline for Onboard Entertainment at Global Traveler Awards
MONTREAL, May 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has won two top prizes at the Global Traveler 2019 Leisure Lifestyle Awards honouring the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel. The carrier was voted Best Premium Economy Class and Best for Onboard Entertainment by readers of the well-regarded travel magazine.
May 16, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada enters into Exclusive Agreement with Transat A.T. Inc. to pursue a Combination of the two Companies
Combination of two Quebec-based travel leaders to benefit all stakeholders; Control of Transat A.T. Inc. to remain in Quebec
May 09, 2019 11:26 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Michael Rousseau, will participate in a fireside chat at the 2019 RBC Capital Markets Canadian Automotive, Industr
MONTREAL, May 9, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Air Canada, will participate in a fireside chat at the 2019 RBC Capital Markets Canadian Automotive, Industrials & Transportation Conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Royal Bank Plaza in Toronto.
May 09, 2019 11:25 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Senior Vice President, Finance, Amos Kazzaz, will take part in a fireside chat at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Transportation and Industrials Conference
MONTREAL, May 9, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Amos Kazzaz, Senior Vice President, Finance at Air Canada, will take part in a fireside chat at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Transportation and Industrials Conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston.
May 08, 2019 01:13 pm ET
Air Canada Receives Final Court Approval to Increase Permitted Foreign Ownership Levels to the Levels Permitted under Canada Transportation Act
MONTREAL, May 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) is pleased to announce that the Quebec Superior Court issued earlier today a final order approving the previously announced plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act effecting amendments to Air Canada's articles of incorporation to align the permitted level of non-Canadian ownership and control of its voting shares within its articles with those prescribed by the new definition of "Canadian" under the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) as amended in June 2018.
May 07, 2019 01:48 pm ET
Air Canada Announces Election of Directors
MONTREAL, May 7, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 25, 2019 were elected as directors of Air Canada at the company's Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders which was held on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Toronto.
May 06, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Reports First Quarter Results
Operating income of $127 million and EBITDA of $583 million Record first quarter operating revenues of $4.453 billion Leverage ratio of 1.2 Record unrestricted liquidity of $6.877 billion MONTRÉAL, May 6, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today reported first quarter 2019 EBITDA(1) (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and impairment) of $583 million compared to first quarter 2018 EBITDA of $504 million.  The airline reported first quarter 2019 operating income of $127 million compared to first quarter 2018 operating income of $86 million.  Adjusted pre-tax income(1) amo
Apr 25, 2019 02:52 pm ET
Air Canada Updates Schedule Through July in Response to Ongoing Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
Mitigation plans include aircraft substitutions, consolidating schedule frequencies, finalizing arrangements for additional capacity through new and extended aircraft leases, accelerating intake of aircraft 737 MAX removed until August 1 for planning certainty MONTREAL, April 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that to provide customers greater certainty for their summer travel plans it has further adjusted its schedule through to August 1 and taken other measures, including obtaining additional capacity, so that customers can book with full confidence. The changes are in response
Apr 23, 2019 08:00 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present First Quarter 2019 Results
MONTREAL, April 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Office and Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Monday, May 6, 2019 to present first quarter results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Rousseau and Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and holders of Air Canada bonds.
Apr 22, 2019 10:47 am ET
Air Canada Marks #Earthday2019 Via New Partnership With Ocean Clean-up Organization 4ocean
Employee participation in upcoming 2019 ocean and coastal clean-ups to mark a key milestone in company's plastic reduction strategy Plastic coverings on onboard amenity kits to be eliminated, bringing total single use plastic items removed from onboard to 36.8 million MONTREAL, April 22, 2019 /CNW/ - To mark Earth Day 2019, Air Canada announced a partnership with environmental organization 4ocean, a company dedicated to actively removing waste plastics and trash from the ocean and coastlines while inspiring individuals to work together for cleaner oceans. As the exclusive Canadian airline t
Apr 08, 2019 01:40 pm ET
Air Canada's Award-Winning North America Business Class Featured in New Multi-Media Advertising Campaign
MONTREAL, April 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today launched an expansive multi-media advertising campaign to showcase for customers the industry leading attributes and benefits of its award-winning, North America Business Class service and its commitment to customer service excellence. The campaign is set to run until June 2, including a three-week television component starting today to coincide with the beginning of the NHL playoffs.
Apr 04, 2019 10:33 am ET
Air Canada Tops North American Carriers for Food Service and Business Class Amenity Kits in PAX International Awards
MONTREAL, April 4, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's industry-leading position among North American carriers has been reaffirmed at the PAX International Readership Awards, where the airline won for Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in North America and Best Business Class Amenity Kit in the Americas.
Apr 02, 2019 10:38 am ET
Air Canada's Business Class named top in North America by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards
MONTREAL, April 2, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's today was named the North American airline with the best Business Class by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Airlines awards for 2019.
Apr 02, 2019 10:38 am ET
Air Canada's Business Class named top in North America by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards
MONTREAL, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada's today was named the North American airline with the best Business Class by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Airlines awards for 2019. ...
Apr 02, 2019 08:00 am ET
Air Canada Updates Schedule for May in Response to Ongoing Grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
Revised schedule covers 98 per cent of flying previously done by 737 MAX
Mar 26, 2019 10:00 am ET
The Air Canada Foundation Makes "Every Bit Counts" for Thousands of Children across Canada!
The Air Canada Foundation is proud to strenghthen its partnership with Children's Miracle Network and its 14 Canadian member hospitals through the "Every Bit Counts" onboard collection program
Mar 26, 2019 10:00 am ET
The Air Canada Foundation Makes "Every Bit Counts" for Thousands of Children across Canada!
The Air Canada Foundation is proud to strenghthen its partnership with Children's Miracle Network and its 14 Canadian member hospitals through the "Every Bit Counts" onboard collection program ...
Mar 19, 2019 08:21 am ET
Air Canada Updates Schedule Following the Grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
Revised schedule provides customers certainty when booking and travelling
Mar 19, 2019 08:00 am ET
UATP Partners With Uplift To Provide Installment Payment Solutions For Airlines
WASHINGTON and MENLO PARK, Calif., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP and Uplift are pleased to announce their collaboration to provide installment payments for travelers. The UATP-Uplift partnership enables travel partners to deploy installment payments directly in their online booking flow while transacting across the UATP network. ...
Mar 15, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Suspends 2019 Financial Guidance in Light of Boeing 737 MAX Grounding
MONTREAL, March 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that, following Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until further notice, the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary grounding order and Boeing's decision to suspend MAX deliveries to airline customers, it is suspending all financial guidance it provided in respect of the first quarter and full year 2019.
Mar 13, 2019 12:16 pm ET
Air Canada Responds to Transport Canada's Closure of Canadian Airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
MONTREAL, March 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada confirmed today that it will comply immediately with Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations until further notice.
Mar 08, 2019 07:00 am ET
Air Canada Proudly Showcases Contributions and Achievements of Women Employees on International Women's Day
AC832 from Montreal operated by all-female crews arrived in Brussels this morning Women hold Air Canada's most senior leadership positions in Asia, Europe, the USA, and in international operations MONTREAL, March 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today marked International Women's Day 2019 by operating flight AC832 from Montreal to Brussels with all female pilots and flight attendants. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight, which arrived in Brussels this morning, was additionally supported by female ground crews providing customer boarding, aircraft servicing, loading, pushback and flight watchi
Mar 01, 2019 12:08 pm ET
Air Canada Named One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for Fourth Consecutive Year
MONTREAL, March 1, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the fourth consecutive year. In recognizing Air Canada, Mediacorp Canada Inc. cited the airline's ongoing work to foster inclusiveness through various partnerships, its success outreaching directly to diverse communities when recruiting and other initiatives. 
Mar 01, 2019 11:32 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Senior Vice President, Finance, Amos Kazzaz, will Present at the J.P. Morgan 2019 Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference
MONTREAL, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Amos Kazzaz, Senior Vice President, Finance, will present at the J.P. Morgan 2019 Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at J.P. Morgan Headquarters in New York City.
Mar 01, 2019 08:00 am ET
Feb 28, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada Renews Strategic Partnership with American Express for its Participation in Air Canada's New Loyalty Program
New premium American Express card products to launch with Air Canada's new loyalty program in 2020 10-year deal will provide continuity for joint customers The companies will expand and deepen their partnership in the consumer, small business and corporate space MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada and American Express today announced that they have concluded agreements for a renewed and expanded partnership that will enable the financial services company to participate in Air Canada's new loyalty program launching in 2020. The 10-year agreements cover the creation of new co-br
Feb 28, 2019 05:00 am ET
Air Canada Increases Key Financial Targets for 2019-2021
Annual EBITDA margin of 19 to 22 percent Annual ROIC of 16 to 20 percent Cumulative free cash flow of $4.0 billion to $4.5 billion Leverage ratio of no more than 1.2 by the end of 2019 MONTRÉAL, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is updating its key financial targets in conjunction with its 2019 Investor Day to be held today in Toronto from 09:00 to 12:30 ET.
Feb 27, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada to Introduce Dreamliner Service on Flights between Toronto and Honolulu
Award-winning premium services sweeten Hawaiian dream vacations MONTREAL, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that it will operate its seasonal service between Toronto and Honolulu next winter with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers travelling between Toronto and Hawaii will have the option to fly in Air Canada's Signature cabin, featuring fully lie-flat suites, meals prepared by celebrated Canadian chef David Hawksworth and other amenities.
Feb 27, 2019 06:00 am ET
Bem vindo! Air Canada Introduces Non-Stop Montreal-São Paulo, Brazil Flights
MONTREAL, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced new winter service from Montreal to São Paulo, Brazil, the only non-stop flights between the two cities. This new route to São Paulo will commence on December 11, 2019 and operate three return-trips weekly from Montreal until March 27, 2020. Flights are timed for convenient connections across Air Canada's network in North America, including to and from Vancouver, Calgary and Quebec City, as well as several Brazilian cities beyond São Paulo.
Feb 27, 2019 06:00 am ET
Bienvenido! Air Canada to Launch Service to Quito from Toronto
 First non-stop flight between Canada and Ecuador MONTREAL, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Air Canada announced today it will launch new, non-stop service between Toronto and Quito. The new route, to be operated three-times weekly on a seasonal basis by Air Canada Rouge, will be the first non-stop service to Ecuador from Canada when it begins December 8, 2019, subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals.
Feb 27, 2019 06:00 am ET
Kia Ora! Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights to Auckland, New Zealand from Vancouver
Convenient connections to and from North American destinations from carrier's YVR hub MONTREAL, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the addition of new, non-stop, seasonal flights between Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand.  Air Canada's flights to Auckland will operate four times weekly onboard the carrier's state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft beginning December 12, 2019 until the end of March 2020, subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals.
Feb 21, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights Between Calgary and London, Ontario
Convenient connections at Calgary hub throughout Alberta and BC
Feb 18, 2019 06:18 pm ET
Air Canada Flight departs Port-au-Prince, Haiti Today with 209 Customers Onboard
Airline monitoring situation to determine when Haiti flights can safely resume
Feb 15, 2019 10:26 am ET
Air Canada to Implement Recently Increased Foreign Ownership Levels
MONTRÉAL, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) today announced that it will seek shareholder approval at its 2019 annual and special meeting of shareholders to amend its articles of incorporation to increase the limits of foreign ownership and control of its voting shares to those permitted by amendments made to the Canada Transportation ACT (CTA) in 2018.  The amendments to its articles will be undertaken by way of a court supervised and shareholder approved statutory plan of arrangement.
Feb 15, 2019 05:00 am ET
Air Canada Reports 2018 Annual Results
Operating income of $1.174 billion and EBITDAR of $2.851 billion Record operating revenues of $18.065 billion Leverage ratio of 2.1 and record unrestricted liquidity of $5.725 billion Q4 operating income of $122 million and record Q4 EBITDAR of $543 million MONTRÉAL, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today reported full year 2018 EBITDAR(1) (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment and aircraft rent) of $2.851 billion compared to full year 2017 record EBITDAR of $2.928 billion.  Air Canada reported an EBITDAR margin of 15.8 per cent, in line with its pro
Feb 14, 2019 08:30 am ET
UATP Network to offer Conferma Pay virtual payments
MANCHESTER, England, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP and Conferma Pay today announced a partnership to bring virtual card payment technology to airlines and agencies. This joint solution makes airline payments more secure and offers superior reconciliation benefits....
Feb 14, 2019 07:31 am ET
Air Canada Enhances Service by Deploying Q400 Aircraft to More Western Canada Regional Markets
Capacity increasing for Vancouver Island, Northern BC, BC Interior, Saskatoon, Winnipeg MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it will boost capacity on regional routes across Western Canada this spring as it deploys more state-of-the-art Bombardier Q-400 Next Gen aircraft.  The changes are part of an ongoing transformation of Air Canada Express that will result in enhanced services for customers.
Feb 14, 2019 06:02 am ET
Air Canada Makes Strategic Enhancements on Eastern Canadian Regional Routes for Spring 2019
Toronto to Fredericton, Moncton, Thunder Bay and Montreal to St. John's flights to be operated with Airbus A319 Capacity added between Montreal and St. John's and between Calgary and Halifax with larger aircraft MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced strategic changes to Eastern Canada including upgrading Air Canada Express regional aircraft to larger Air Canada Rouge aircraft with inflight amenities on its flights from Toronto to Fredericton, Moncton and Thunder Bay, and from Montreal to St. John's.
Feb 14, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada To Strategically Increase Capacity on Transborder Markets
Upgraded regional jet service from Toronto to Nashville, Washington Dulles and Memphis More frequencies added from Toronto to Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Austin MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it is upgrading service and boosting capacity on key transborder routes from its Toronto and Montreal hubs.
Feb 13, 2019 02:50 pm ET
Star Alliance partners with Skyscanner on multi-carrier itineraries
Refresh of staralliance.com features new look and an improved functionality for customers.
Feb 04, 2019 11:29 am ET
UATP Welcomes New Leadership To Strengthen Its Network
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP is excited to announce the addition of four new members to its executive team.  UATP's focus on lowering distribution costs for airlines by providing cutting edge payment and processing solutions has fueled record growth and opportunity.  UATP is adding these new executives to help pursue UATP's strategic plan and future growth. ...
Feb 04, 2019 09:40 am ET
Air Canada and Chorus Aviation Finalize Amended and Extended Capacity Purchase Agreement for Jazz Regional Flying
$97.26 million Air Canada equity investment in Chorus reinforces partnership
Jan 31, 2019 10:33 am ET
Air Canada Is Named a Top Employer in Montreal for the Sixth Consecutive Year
MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today was named one of "Montreal's Top Employers" for the sixth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc's annual employer survey. The 2019 survey recognizes companies in Montreal with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies, and includes a comparison of others in their industry and region.
Jan 31, 2019 06:00 am ET
Air Canada to Reduce Single-Use Plastics Starting with Eliminating Plastic Stir Sticks in Summer 2019
Coast-to-coast savings: Total plastic enough to connect Vancouver to Halifax when lining up a year's worth of sticks together
Jan 30, 2019 02:15 pm ET
UATP Has Record-Breaking 2018
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP, the airline-owned payment network, is pleased to announce a multi-record-breaking year in 2018....
Jan 24, 2019 02:33 pm ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Vice President and Controller, Chris Isford, to Address New IFRS 16 Leases Accounting Standard Change in a Conference Call on February 21, 2019
MONTREAL, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Chris Isford, Vice President and Controller, and Kathleen Murphy, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Reporting, will host a conference call on February 21, 2019 to discuss Air Canada's accounting policy changes under IFRS 16 Leases and the related accounting impacts as well as answer questions from analysts about this accounting standard change.
Jan 21, 2019 02:18 pm ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada to Present Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results
MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Friday, February 15, 2019 to present fourth quarter and full year 2018 results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Rousseau and Pierre Houle, Managing Director and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and h
Jan 21, 2019 06:00 am ET
Roots and Air Canada Partner to Mark International Sweatpants Day Onboard Air Canada's Longest International Flight
Roots and Air Canada surprised more than 250 customers on special Vancouver-Melbourne flight with a comfort and style travel package
Jan 15, 2019 10:26 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Senior Vice President, Finance, Amos Kazzaz, will participate in a fireside chat at the CIBC 22nd Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference
MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Amos Kazzaz, Senior Vice President, Finance, will participate in a fireside chat at the CIBC 22nd Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort.
Jan 14, 2019 08:43 am ET
Air Canada Announces Improvements to Capacity Purchase Agreement with Jazz Aviation LP (a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc.) and Equity Investment of $97.26 million in Chorus
Amendments to existing Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Jazz will extend duration of the CPA by ten years from January 1, 2026 to December 31, 2035; Amendments are subject to ratification of a tentative collective agreement between Jazz and ALPA on behalf of its pilots. Amendments will simplify and modernize Jazz's fleet and provide additional regional fleet flexibility for Air Canada; Projected annual CPA savings of $50 million in each of 2019 and 2020 from both fixed fee and performance incentive reductions. Upon Amendments becoming effective, Air Canada will make an equity investmen
Jan 10, 2019 07:45 am ET
Air Canada Completes Acquisition of Aeroplan Loyalty Business
Aeroplan Miles will be Honoured on One-to-One Basis in Air Canada's New Loyalty Program when it Launches in 2020
Jan 03, 2019 08:00 am ET
Media Advisory - Air Canada Senior Vice President, Finance, Amos Kazzaz, to Present at the AltaCorp Capital 7th Annual Institutional Investor Conference
MONTREAL, Jan. 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Amos Kazzaz, Senior Vice President, Finance, will present at the AltaCorp Capital 7th Annual Institutional Investor Conference on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Shangri La Hotel in Toronto.