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Board names Air Canada exec Ben Smith as Air France-KLM CEO

After much speculation comes official word that the Board of Directors of Air France-KLM has announced the appointment of former Air Canada exec Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM’s new CEO.
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Air Canada exec reportedly on board as Air France CEO would face labour headwinds

Two French airline unions blasted Air France-KLM this week after reports the Franco-Dutch carrier will name an Air Canada executive as its new CEO.
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Aimia adds Air Transat, Flair, remains open to “fair deal” with Air Canada

Aimia has signed new Aeroplan partnership agreements with two more Canadian airlines – Air Transat and Flair Airlines – while at the same time leaving the door open for an Air Canada purchase deal.
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Aimia announces surprise deal: Air Canada is out, Porter is in

Aimia has struck a new deal with Porter Airlines for it to become the preferred Canadian airline to issue Aeroplan Miles after rejecting Air Canada’s takeover bid just hours before the midnight deadline Thursday.
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Make it Melbourne with Air Canada

Air Canada recently launched its year-round Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to Melbourne, Australia. In conjunction with the service, Air Canada’s destination partner Visit Victoria, represented in this edition of Friday Five by David Evans, Regional Manager, The Americas, Visit Victoria, shares his expertise about what makes Melbourne great.
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Air Canada to achieve new single-day record for customers carried

Today will be a very busy day for Air Canada as it prepares to welcome over 178,000 customers, a new single-day record for the carrier.
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Aimia now in talks with Air Canada rival Oneworld

Aimia Inc. has confirmed that it’s in talks with the Oneworld airline alliance to be a potential partner for its Aeroplan program, the same day that an Air Canada-led takeover offer is set to expire.
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Air Canada needs to raise purchase price for Aeroplan, says analyst

A group led by Air Canada needs to “materially raise” its $250 million cash offer to purchase the Aeroplan loyalty program, an industry analyst said Monday.
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Rising fuel costs hit Air Canada’s Q2 but strong revenues underscore high demand

Air Canada saw a 31% increase in the price of jet fuel compared with last year’s second quarter and will offset some of the impact...
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Aimia responds to Air Canada proposal, hit with another buyout offer just one day later

With yesterday’s news that a new consortium led by Air Canada has put forth a proposal to buy Aeroplan, parent company Aimia Inc. has confirmed receipt, saying that it will now consider the proposal with its advisors.
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Board names Air Canada exec Ben Smith as Air France-KLM CEO
Board names former Air Canada exec Ben Smith as Air France-KLM CEO
After much speculation comes official word that the Board of Directors of Air France-KLM has announced the appointment...
G Adventures to add fifth yacht to the Galapagos
G Adventures to add fifth yacht to the Galapagos
G Adventures is ramping up its Galapagos offerings with an additional yacht that will join four other touring vessels...
Dollar and Thrifty lower minimum age for car rentals in North America
Dollar and Thrifty lower minimum age for car rentals in North America
Dollar and Thrifty, both part of the Hertz Corporation, have announced that they are lowering the minimum age to rent a...
Watch two women brawl over the best selfie spot
Watch two women brawl over the best selfie spot
Are ‘selfie spats’ the new barroom brawls?
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