Tag: Canada

Air Canada Gets Approval to Acquire Air Transat Parent for CA$520 million

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Canada and Transat A.T. have concluded a definitive Arrangement Agreement that provides for Air Canada’s acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat and its combination with Air Canada.  Under the terms of the binding agreement, unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Transat, Air Canada will acquire all outstanding shares of […]

Airbus Delivers First A321LR to Canada’s Air Transat

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Transat, a Canadian leisure and holiday travel airline, took delivery of its first Airbus A321LR aircraft. The A321LR is one of 15 the Montreal-based carrier is scheduled to receive. Air Transat leases the A321LR from AerCap. Air Transat plans to use the A321LR for long-distance flights out of Canada, principally on more extended, thinner […]

WestJet Dreamliner Launches First Revenue Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet’s Dreamliner made its official debut when it pushed back on its first revenue flight on 20 February from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The aircraft, heading for Calgary, was carrying WestJet guests for the first time. “Today’s first revenue flight on the Dreamliner has been years in the making,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet […]

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Toronto Due to Deteriorating Diplomatic Relations

Reading Time: 1 minute Saudia, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has declared that it would be suspending flights in and out of Toronto from the 13 August. Announced over Saudia’s official Twitter account, the development is the latest in the deteriorating diplomatic relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia. As part of the ongoing row, Saudi Arabia has recalled […]

Canadian Ice Hockey Players Arrived to Olympics With Unique Boeing 737

Reading Time: 1 minute On February 8, Canadian men‘s ice hockey team arrived to the Olympics, which take place at Pyeongchang resort in South Korea. For their travel the team chose Boeing 737-500, which is specially designed for groups of sportsmen. The private flight was organised by European business aviation company KlasJet in cooperation with aircraft charter broker Smart […]

West Wind ATR-42 Smashes into the Field with 25 on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute West Wind Aviation ATR-42-300, performing Canada’s domestic flight from Font-du-Lac to Stony Rapids with 22 passengers and 3 crew, was in the initial climb when the aircraft lost height and impacted terrain about 1km past the runway. All occupants survived, there are a number of serious and minor injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. All […]

WestJet Unveils Canada’s First Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes WestJet officially unveiled its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, one of 50 scheduled for delivery in the next four years. “We are proud to make history as the first Canadian airline to receive the Boeing 737 MAX,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “The MAX’s design updates, including Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglets and […]

Second U.S. Import Duty Blow For Bombardier

Reading Time: 1 minute Following on from last week’s 219.63% duty levied by the U.S. government on Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft for “countervailable subsidies”, the U.S Commerce department has added a duty of 79.82%. This latter figure is based on a predetermination of what has been referred to as the investigation into the ‘dumping’ of the CSeries […]

Air Transat To Become First North American Airbus A321LR Operator

Reading Time: 1 minute Ten Airbus A321LR aircraft will be joining the fleet of Canadian airline Air Transat, making it the first North American operator of the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world. Air Transat will lease the aircraft through a deal with AerCap, and plans entry into service starting in 2019. The A321LR builds on the success of […]

WOW Air Takes Delivery Of Its First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute WOW Air, the low-fare airline based in Iceland, has taken delivery of its first A320neo (TF-MAX • MSN 7560) on a lease from Air Lease Corporation. WOW Air is an all-Airbus operator with a dozen aircraft in its fleet to date. The order, announced last year includes five A320 Family Aircraft. Of these, three A321neo […]