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Air Canada names Cleveland Clinic as its official Medical Advisor

Following yesterday’s news of a possible rapid COVID-19 test in the works, Air Canada has announced a new partnership with Cleveland Clinic to develop biosafety measures across its operations.
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Air Canada looking into possible rapid COVID-19 test

Air Canada is working on a rapid test for COVID-19 that will add another “effective layer” of protection for travellers.
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Air Canada cutting 30 domestic routes ‘indefinitely’, closing operations at 8 airports

MONTREAL — Canada’s smaller cities and airports are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s impact on Air Canada. The airlines has announced the indefinite suspension of service on 30 domestic regional routes as well as the discontinuation of service to eight Canadian airports as it streamlines its operations amid ongoing travel restrictions and advisories that have reduced airline networks to a fraction of their usual size.
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Air Canada rebuilding schedule with a return to full seating starting July 1

While Air Canada is jettisoning the adjacent empty seat policy that saw it through the first few weeks of post-pandemic commercial flights, it is also ramping up bio-safety measures by offering flexible rebooking options to Economy Class customers on flights that are close to capacity,
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Air Canada, WestJet, Transat tackle MPs’ refund questions

Airlines faced a tough reception at the House of Commons health committee Monday as MPs grilled them on the lack of refunds for customers whose flights were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air Canada’s Rousseau echoes calls for easing travel restrictions

Air Canada's chief financial officer echoed on Tuesday his boss's recent call to ease travel restrictions as the airline continues to bleed cash, despite concerns over a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Travel Edge is bringing home stranded Canadians with chartered flight

Travel Edge is going above and beyond – all the way to Bermuda, in fact – to come to the aid of stranded Canadian citizens.
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Air Canada Jetz launching two routes starting June 1

Air Canada will launch Air Canada Jetz aircraft on select flights starting June 1.
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Air Canada looks to raise $1 billion to improve cash position

Air Canada is hoping to raise more than $1 billion in share and debt offerings to bolster its cash position amid the financial devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Transat responds to EC’s investigation into proposed Air Canada deal

Transat A.T. has responded to yesterday’s news that the into its proposed transaction with Air Canada.
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Trafalgar, Costsaver private group tours offer peace of mind
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“Wear to care”: WTTC urges all travellers to wear a mask
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