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For the month of February, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 79.8 per cent, versus 76.8 per cent in February 2012, an increase of 3.0 percentage points. System traffic decreased 0.7 per cent on a system-wide capacity decrease of 4.4 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
Air Canada's re-branded Top Tier frequent flyer recognition program, "Altitude", came into effect today, the carrier announced. Specifically designed to recognize and reward Air Canada's most frequent flyers, Altitude offers members a wide range of travel privileges, rewards and additional status levels.
Air Canada is expanding its Lowest Price Guarantee to give customers added assurance they are getting the lowest price available on-line within a 24-hour period when they book flights on Air Canada. The guarantee applies to any destination Air Canada serves for tickets bought in Canada on aircanada.com.
Air Canada today announced it will introduce a new International Premium Economy cabin for customers seeking enhanced comfort and service on international flights as it continues to modernize its widebody fleet with the addition of five new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Air Canada today reported full year and fourth quarter earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and impairment, and aircraft rent ("EBITDAR") of $1.451 billion (or $1.327 billion before the impact of benefit plan amendments) compared to EBITDAR of $1.242 billion in 2011.
For the month of January, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 79.4 per cent, versus 79.1 per cent in January 2012, an increase of 0.3 percentage points. System traffic increased 0.3 per cent on a system-wide capacity decrease of 0.1 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
With today's departures of Air Canada Express flights AC8371 from Calgary to Fort McMurray, AC8430 from Calgary to Regina and AC8586 from Calgary to Saskatoon, Air Canada introduced new Q400 service in Western Canada.
Air Canada has become the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. The much-coveted rating is considered an airline industry benchmark and is based on detailed, independently conducted quality analysis by Skytrax across more than 800 different areas of airport and onboard product and service delivery.
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Bentley Group Inc., the largest specialty retailer of luggage in North America, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five year contract by Air Canada, the country's largest airline, as exclusive supplier of cabin crew luggage for the carrier's 7,000 flight attendants.
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