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CALGARY - WestJet: Effective October 4, 2005, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began requiring airlines to collect additional information from passengers through the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS). These changes affect people travelling to, from, and via the United States.
OTTAWA - Former Canadian Airline pilots today announced that they will not take part in new mediation on the contentious seniority issue initiated by Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA).
MONTREAL - Air Canada today announced that effective October 30, 2005, it is expanding service to India with the launch of daily codeshare flights to Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. Flights will be operated by the carrier's future Star Alliance partner SWISS via Zurich. The same day, Air Canada will introduce its own daily flights from Toronto to Delhi via Zurich, on which SWISS will sell seats on a codeshare basis. Tickets for these flights…
Doug Newson, CanJet Airlines Director, Marketing & Sales, announced today that Canada’s Low-Fare Airline has extended its Fall Seat Sale until midnight (Atlantic Standard Time), Wednesday, October 12, 2005. He stated, “Our Fall Seat Sale, which offers huge savings across our route network, has been a major hit with customers and, due to the high demand for our product since the launch of this sale, we have decided to extend it until October 12th.”
CALGARY - WestJet today announced its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of one additional Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 aircraft by converting a purchase option with Boeing into a firm delivery. The 737-700 aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in December 2006.
CALGARY - WestJet announced its traffic statistics for September 2005 today, featuring a 17.6% increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) to 656.7 million, up from 558.6 million in September 2004. Year to date, RPMs increased 29.4% to 5,950.8 million from 4,597.6 million in the same period in 2004.
MONTREAL - Air Canada reported a system load factor of 80.4 per cent in September 2005. The mainline carrier flew 8.8 per cent more revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September 2005 than in September 2004, according to preliminary traffic figures. Overall, capacity increased by 7.2 per cent, resulting in a load factor of 80.4 per cent, compared to 79.2 per cent in September 2004; an increase of 1.2 percentage points. In the domestic market, capacity…
History Television starts airing its new 20 part series tonight called "Things That Move". Everything from the birch-bark canoe to the electric car, from the first skate board to the bush plane, human innovation has been driven by the desire to move beyond the limitations of our body’s design.
REGINA - Air Canada Jazz CRJ-705 jets departed for Toronto from Regina Monday as part of planned schedule improvements featuring more non-stop service with the delivery of next-generation, made-in-Canada aircraft.
SASKATOON - A new Air Canada Jazz CRJ-705 jet departed for Toronto from Saskatoon this morning, as part of planned schedule enhancements featuring more non-stop service with the delivery of next- generation, made-in-Canada aircraft.