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Air Canada’s First Boeing 767-300ER Freighter Enters Service

Air Canada’s first dedicated Boeing 767-300ER freighter aircraft was put into service on 9th December, and operated its inaugural flight from Toronto to Vancouver. Originally scheduled to first fly to Frankfurt, Air Canada Cargo deployed the aircraft early to provide capacity where needed. “Our first freighter is being deployed earlier than initially planned in order […]

Air Canada and Carbon Engineering Sign MoU to Explore Commercial Opportunities for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Carbon Removal and Decarbonization Technology

Air Canada and Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE) today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to identify potential opportunities in how CE’s proprietary Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology, which captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, can advance aviation decarbonization. The two Canadian companies plan to explore potential cooperation activities in sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), permanent […]

Air Canada’s Aeroplan and LCBO Join Together to Launch New Loyalty Partnership

Aeroplan, Canada’s leading travel loyalty program, and the LCBO, one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership allowing Aeroplan members to earn points when shopping at LCBO stores across Ontario. The new partnership is expected to launch in late 2021. “We’re thrilled to come together with […]

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 […]