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Air Canada introduces a new color scheme

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At three events held simultaneously across Canada in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, Air Canada on February 9, 2017 unveiled for its customers and employees, a bold new livery inspired by Canada for its entire fleet, elegant new uniforms for its employees, and a taste of some of the new onboard menu offerings that its customers can look forward to.

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Above Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner C-GHPQ (msn 35257) at the Toronto (Pearson) event.

“Air Canada’s new livery signals a pivotal inflection point in our 80-year history,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at the event in Toronto, where the airline’s largest hub is located. “On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary year, with our new livery, new uniforms for our employees, the award-winning international cabin standard introduced with the launch of our Boeing 787 aircraft, and enhanced onboard offerings, the future Air Canada represents the strength of our nation and the future-looking spirit of our airline. On behalf of our 30,000 employees world-wide, it is a privilege to fly Canada’s flag, and we are proud to showcase some of the best of this nation’s talent as we continue to expand Air Canada’s horizons to fly to more than 200 destinations on six continents.”

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Above Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Airbus A321-211 C-GJWO (msn 1811) at the Montreal (Trudeau) event.

Air Canada’s fleet of 300 mainline and regional aircraft are being repainted in a bold black and white design that highlights its iconic red maple leaf encircled ensign, or “rondelle,” that returns to the tail of the flag carrier’s fleet after an absence of 24 years. Reflecting Canada’s vastness and contrasting seasons, with references to its wildlife and First Nations heritage, the new fleet livery was designed by international design firm Winkreative, headed by Canadian entrepreneur Tyler Brûlé. Following today’s events, the first three aircraft sporting this new livery will enter service immediately. Videos and photos of Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the new livery are available here: aircanada.com/livery.

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Above Copyright Photo: Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner C-GHPQ (msn 35257) YUL (Gilbert Hechema). Image: 936904.

With the new livery providing a sleek, contemporary backdrop, Air Canada premiered elegant charcoal grey and black employee uniforms with red accents and accessories by Canadian designer Christopher Bates. The stylish uniforms combining urban chic and international flair complement the charcoal greys, natural tones and red accents featured in the new interior cabin design of Air Canada’s international fleet. The airline’s pilots, flight attendants, airport customer service agents and other uniformed personnel comprising approximately two-thirds of its 30,000 global workforce will start wearing their new uniforms later this year. Photos are available here: http://www.aircanada.com/uniform.

On hand at the event at Air Canada’s main hub in Toronto were Tyler Brûlé and Christopher Bates to celebrate with customers and employees, together with the airline’s award-winning culinary partner, British Columbia-based chef David Hawksworth, and world renowned Quebec-based sommelier, Véronique Rivest, both actively involved in developing Air Canada’s premium menu choices. Air Canada’s selection of Signature dishes, created by Chef Hawksworth, showcases the finest Canadian ingredients from across the country available since it was launched in October 2015 for Air Canada’s International Business Class customers. Air Canada’s new sommelier, Véronique Rivest, will expertly pair the dishes and develop Air Canada’s wine program with a selection of Canadian, old and new world wine that are changed seasonally to highlight the best wines to be enjoyed at 30,000 feet.

In addition, guests were treated to a sampling of some of the new onboard menu choices that will be available for Air Canada customers starting this April, including Lavazza premium Italian coffee that becomes the airline’s new coffee offering among its complimentary beverage selections for all customers, and Toronto-based Dufflet Pastries’ pumpkin spice loaf which will be featured on flights to Europe in Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins. Guests also sampled a selection of Quebec fine cheeses including Oka, camembert and cheddar, alongside freshly baked bread from Quebec artisanal bakery Première Moisson, paired with a Vineland Estates Winery white wine from Ontario’s Niagara region and Les Athlètes du Vin, a French Pinot Noir, both selected by sommelier Véronique Rivest, which will debut for Air Canada’s International Business Class customers in April.

In 2016, Air Canada significantly increased its global footprint with the launch of 28 new routes including 15 new international and 12 U.S. trans-border routes. With new service to Morocco, the airline joined the elite club of global carriers serving all six continents. In 2016, Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge started new services between Toronto-Seoul, Toronto-London Gatwick, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Vancouver-Delhi, Vancouver-Brisbane and Vancouver-Dublin.

In 2017, Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge will continue its global strategic expansion and will launch new international services between Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Toronto- Reykjavik, Montreal-Shanghai, Montreal-Algiers, Montreal-Marseille, Montreal- Reykjavik, Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, and Vancouver-London Gatwick. Air Canada will also receive its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at the end of 2017, marking the start of its narrowbody fleet renewal program, to be followed in 2019 with the delivery of its first Bombardier C Series aircraft.

To date, Air Canada has taken delivery of 23 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners with 14 more planned by 2019 – all offering the new international cabin standard. In addition, the airline completed the reconfiguration of its entire Boeing 777 fleet of 25 aircraft with the state-of-the-art Dreamliner cabin configuration and inflight entertainment systems.

Air Canada continues to receive top honours, including being named the fastest growing brand among Canada’s largest companies and being recognized by Skytrax as the only Four Star international network carrier in North America. Air Canada, was also named in 2016 among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for a fourth year in a row.

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Air Canada launches Boeing 787-8 nonstop flights from Vancouver to Newark

Air Canada launches Boeing 787-8 nonstop flights from Vancouver to Newark

Air Canada on June 17, 2016 launched daily Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service on its Vancouver-Newark route. The carrier’s Dreamliners offer the choice of three cabins of service including its new Business Class – Transcontinental option

With the introduction of 787-8 Dreamliner service on the Newark-Vancouver route, Air Canada Business Class – Continental is now available on three Canada-U.S. transborder routes including select Los Angeles-Toronto and San Francisco-Toronto flights.

Also on June 17, 2016, Air Canada flight AC061 departed for Seoul, South Korea, inaugurating the carrier’s 10th new international route in the past month.

Since May 19, Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge have between them started seven new non-stop routes to Europe and one each to Asia, Africa and Australia as part of the airline’s international expansion. In addition, Air Canada has also launched 11 new U.S. transborder routes since the start of May.

This summer, Air Canada has launched new international services between Vancouver-Brisbane, Vancouver-Dublin, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-London-Gatwick, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Seoul, Montreal-Casablanca, and Montreal-Lyon, with Vancouver-Delhi to launch this fall. Last year, Air Canada launched new international services between Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Montreal-Venice, Montreal-Mexico City and Vancouver-Osaka.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner C-GHPQ (msn 35257) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 923292.

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Cargojet starts operating for Air Canada Cargo

Cargojet starts operating for Air Canada Cargo

Air Canada issued this statement:

Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet Airways Ltd., a subsidiary of Cargojet Inc. commenced cargo service on June 10, 2016 with the first freighter flight to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru , operated with a Cargojet Boeing 767-300F aircraft.

The new Air Canada Cargo flights will provide 52 tons of net cargo capacity and will also include flights to Mexico City , starting this coming weekend.

Under the arrangement, Air Canada Cargo plans to introduce dedicated freighter service to Europe from Toronto in the second half of 2016.

Copyright Photo: Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-328 ER (F) C-GVIJ (msn 27212) SVO (OSDU). Image: 931321.

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Air Canada rouge arrives in Prague from Toronto

Air Canada rouge arrives in Prague from Toronto

The arrival of flight AC1922 from Toronto – Pearson at Václav Havel Airport Prague on May 30, 2016 marks the beginning of Air Canada Rouge’s expansion into Central Europe this summer. The seasonal service, operating three-times a week, offers customers the only nonstop connection between Canada and the Czech Republic on a network carrier.

Flights will be operated with an Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300 ER, featuring Premium Rouge and Economy cabins. Flights will depart Toronto on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and return Thursday, Saturday and Monday from Prague , with the service operating until September 29, 2016 .

The new Toronto – Prague service is part of Air Canada’s ongoing international expansion.

For this summer, Air Canada has started new international services between Toronto – London – Gatwick , and will launch other services between Toronto – Budapest , Toronto – Warsaw , Toronto – Glasgow , Toronto – Seoul , Montreal – Casablanca , Montreal – Lyon , Vancouver – Brisbane and Vancouver – Dublin . Last year, Air Canada launched new international services between Toronto – Delhi , Toronto – Amsterdam , Toronto – Dubai , Montreal – Venice , Montreal – Mexico City and Vancouver – Osaka.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-3Q8 ER C-FJZK (msn 29386) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 928680.

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8 passengers hurt by turbulence on Air Canada flight AC088, 21 sent to the hospital

Air Canada Boeing 777-333 ER C-FITL (msn 35256) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 927231.

Air Canada (Montreal) issued this statement concerning passengers that were hurt by turbulence on flight AC088 from Shanghai to Toronto on December 30:

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Flight AC088, en route to Toronto from Shanghai , was diverted to Calgary on due to turbulence where it landed without incident at 15:23 MT (17:23 ET) on December 30. The Boeing 777-300 ER was carrying 332 passengers and 19 crew members.

Passengers and crew were immediately met by Air Canada teams and examined by medical personnel. Twenty-one passengers were transferred directly to local hospitals from the airport comprising eight with non-life threatening injuries and 13 for observation.

Air Canada is making arrangements to accommodate all passengers including those continuing on to Toronto .

Air Canada is cooperating fully with the Transportation Safety Board in its investigation of this incident.

Air Canada did not specify the exact location of the turbulence but it was likely to have occurred somewhere over northern Canada.

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Copyright Photo: Chris Sands/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-333 ER C-FITL (msn 35256) lands at Calgary prior to the incident.

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Air Canada to upgrade the Newark – Vancouver route to Boeing 787-8s

Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner C-GHPQ (msn 35257) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 923112.

Air Canada (Montreal) will up gauge the daily Newark – Vancouver route from Airbus A319s to Boeing 787-8s for next summer starting on June 17, 2016 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 C-GHPQ (msn 35257) arrives in Zurich.

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Air Canada increases the number of weekly flights on the Brisbane route

Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner C-GHPY (msn 35262) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 927912.

Air Canada (Montreal) has announced it plans to increase its new nonstop flights from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia to daily from three times weekly beginning June 17, 2016.

The route is operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 20 International Brouteusiness Class lie-flat seat suites, 21 Premium Economy and 210 Economy Class seats.

As a result of its ongoing expansion, Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the United States and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.

This year to date, Air Canada has launched new international services from Montreal-Venice, Montreal-Mexico City, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Toronto-Delhi and Vancouver-Osaka.

Next summer, Air Canada will be launching new international services from Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-London Gatwick, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Seoul, Vancouver-Brisbane and Vancouver-Dublin.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com.  Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner C-GHPY (msn 35262) taxies at Zurich.

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