Air Canada News Stories

Air Canada To Buy Tour Operator Transat

May 16, 2019

Air Canada said it has entered exclusive talks to acquire Canadian tour company Transat in a deal valued at CAD$520 million (USD$386 million).


Air Canada Delays Routes After 737 MAX Grounding

April 2, 2019

Air Canada has announced further changes to its flight schedule caused by the knock-on effects of the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX.


Air Canada Drops 737 MAX Until July

March 19, 2019

Air Canada will remove the Boeing 737 MAX from its flight schedules until at least July 1, due to the unknown timeline of its return to service.


Air Canada, Chorus Agree Extended Capacity Deal

February 4, 2019

Air Canada and regional airline parent Chorus Aviation have agreed an extended capacity purchase agreement (CPA), with the flag carrier investing CAD$97.26 million (USD$74.2 million) in Chorus.


Air France-KLM appoints Air Canada Exec As CEO

August 16, 2018

Air France-KLM has selected Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as its new CEO, the first time a non-French candidate has been appointed to the position.



Aimia Signs Up More Airlines To Aeroplan

August 7, 2018

Aeroplan loyalty plan owner Aimia has announced that two more Canadian airlines have signed up to the rewards plan.


Air Canada Consortium Bids For Aeroplan Loyalty Business

July 25, 2018

Air Canada, Visa and two Canadian banks have made an offer to acquire the Aeroplan frequent flyer business from loyalty analytics company Aimia.


Air Canada, Air China Sign Codeshare JV

June 6, 2018

Air Canada and Air China have signed a joint venture agreement to increase commercial cooperation on flights between Canada and China.


Air Canada Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Washington

March 26, 2018

An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Washington made an emergency landing at Dulles Airport on Sunday after pilots reported smoke in the cockpit.


US Passenger Numbers Rose 3.4 Pct In 2017

March 22, 2018

Airlines operating US flights carried a record 965 million passengers in 2017, a 3.4 percent increase on the previous year.