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Norwegian Air puts the brakes on Canada launch, at least until spring 2019

Norwegian Air says its arrival into the Canadian market will be delayed until spring 2019.
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“Definitely targeted to the no-frills consumer, and direct”: trade reacts to basic economy

Now that Canadian carriers are following the U.S. and European lead with rock-bottom basic economy fares, travel agents have a lot of explaining to do.
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Transatlantic fare war could come to Canada if LCC Norwegian Air gets its way

After taking enough market share on U.S. transatlantic routes that legacy carriers including Delta and American brought in bare-bones basic economy fares to Europe, low-cost carrier Norwegian Air is confirming a possible July 2018 launch out of Canada.
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WestJet matches Air Canada’s move with new Econo (Lowest) fare

WestJet has introduced a new basic economy fare, Econo (Lowest).
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Air Canada’s new Economy Basic fare is the airline’s lowest price

Air Canada is taking on competition from ultra low-cost carriers with its new Economy Basic fare.
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IAG confirms plans to acquire struggling Niki

IAG, parent company of British Airways and Iberia, is moving forward with plans to acquire the assets of struggling low-cost carrier Niki.
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Part 2: Can the Canadian market support so many new ULCCs in 2018?

Looking to take wing at the same time as Swoop, upstart ultra low-cost carrier Canada Jetlines is eager to enter the Canadian ULCC fray and plans to start operations in summer 2018.
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Analysis: Can ULCCs fly in Canada? Crunching the numbers on Jetlines, Flair and Swoop

The Canadian skies are about to be filled with a new crop of ultra low-cost carriers (ULCCs) vying for deal-minded Canadian travellers.
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Flair Airlines has new livery and expectations for close to 1.5 million passengers in 2019

Passengers are getting their first look at Flair Airlines’ new aircraft livery as the ultra low-cost carrier signals its intention to make “significant announcements” early in 2018.
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Swoop’s launch means no more crossing the border for cheap fares, says Cummings

While we won’t know the full cost of Swoop charges and destinations until February – when tickets for WestJet’s new ULCC go on sale – the discount airline has made its target markets clear: millennials, young families and frugal travellers.
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WestJet’s YYZ-LGW route to get 787-9 Dreamliner starting Oct. 23
WestJet’s YYZ-LGW route to get 787-9 Dreamliner starting Oct. 23
WestJet’s winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announced this morning, includes new upgraded service for the airline’s...
Eligible Canadians can now use ePassport gates to enter the UK
Eligible Canadians can now use ePassport gates to enter the UK
Canadians no longer need to fill in landing cards upon arrival in the UK, making for a smoother entry to the country...
Save $150 on small groups and self-guided tours with Exodus
Save $150 on small groups and self-guided tours with Exodus
‘Life is good’, says Exodus Travels, especially when it includes savings of $150.
Carnival Sunshine repositions to Charleston to begin year-round service
Carnival Sunshine repositions to Charleston to begin year-round service
Carnival Sunshine has launched a year-round schedule from the Port of Charleston, ranging from four- to 11-day voyages.
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