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Air Canada to Pilot Application of TraceSCAN Technology for COVID-19 Contact Tracing in the Workplace

Air Canada announced today it plans to explore the application of COVID-19 contact tracing technology in its workplace using the Bluetooth enabled TraceSCAN app and wearable technology developed by Canadian-based Facedrive Inc. “The health and safety of our employees is of paramount concern to Air Canada and is key to restoring our operations safely for […]

Air Canada Finalizing Initial Order for Newly Approved COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kits from Abbott

Air Canada said today that it is finalizing an initial order of Abbott’s ID NOW COVID-19 rapid response tests as part of its ongoing evaluation of COVID-19 testing technology and protocols. The airline, which last month partnered with McMaster Health Labs (MHL) and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in a study of arriving international […]

Air Canada to Make Complimentary COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Available to International Travellers

Air Canada announced last week that it is including complimentary COVID-19 emergency medical & quarantine insurance for eligible customers booking round-trip international flights. The coverage, available for new bookings made in Canada from September 17 until October 31, 2020, inclusive, provides emergency medical and quarantine insurance designed to give customers added confidence when booking flights […]

Air Canada boosts cargo capacity with aircraft overhaul

Air Canada is reconfiguring the cabins of three of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to give them additional cargo capacity. The first aircraft conversion is complete and is now in service, with the second and third aircraft to be completed shortly. “Bringing critical medical and other vital supplies rapidly to Canada and helping distribute them across […]

Air Canada and Cirque du Soleil announce international partnership

Air Canada and Cirque du Soleil announced today an exclusive partnership designating Air Canada as Official Airline for Big Top and Arena shows for Canada, the U.S., Europe, and select countries around the world. As the most recent major international marketing sponsorship for the airline, the multi-year agreement will see the two brands bringing the world […]

Air Canada Celebrates the Arrival of its First Airbus A220

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 Air Canada yesterday unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300, before employees and special guests at […]

Air Canada to face competition probe in Air Transat acquisition

Air Canada will face a competition probe before the airline can complete its proposed acquisition of Air Transat. Air Transat shareholders overwhelmingly voted last week in favour of the C$720 million deal, which valued the carrier at C$18-a-share. However, Canadian transport minister, Marc Garneau, has now revealed he believes the deal raises issues of public […]