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Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu retiring in February 2021

Air Canada has announced that its President and CEO, Calin Rovinescu, will retire on February 15, 2021.
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WestJet is cutting 80% of its Atlantic Canada capacity; 6 gateways plus YQB

WestJet is indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, and significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s, amid the sharp downturn in travel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Manulife’s new COVID-19 travel insurance launches next month

Canada’s largest travel insurance provider has announced that it will start offering coverage for COVID-19 next month, giving travellers across the country some much needed peace of mind.
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WestJet unveils free COVID-19 travel insurance for air and vacation reservations

WestJet has announced that it will be offering no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for eligible guests booking travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, including the United Kingdom.
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CDC extends No Sail Order to Sept. 30; CLIA issues response

The CDC in the U.S. has extended its No Sail Order on cruise ships until the end of Sept. 30, 2020.
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Air France-KLM sees uptick in Canadian departures in past few weeks

Catherine Guillemart-Dias is taking over for Vincent Etchebehere as Vice-President and General Manager Canada for Air France KLM, effective Aug. 1.
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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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WestJet releases July schedule: “We’re ready to get Canadians flying”

WestJet has released an updated schedule for July, saying “we’re ready to get Canadians flying."
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WestJet removing 4,000 flights weekly from its domestic schedule

As the coronavirus crisis continues to ravage the airline industry, WestJet has released new details about its domestic flight schedule, announcing it will remove some 4,000 weekly flights, or 600 daily flights, from May 5 through June 4.
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Air Canada to suspend almost all int’l & U.S. flights by March 31

Air Canada says it will gradually suspend the majority of its international and U.S. transborder flights by March 31, 2020 in response to decisions by national governments, including Canada and the U.S., to close borders and restrict commercial aviation as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
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ETC, Italy, Switzerland weigh in on EU’s Canadian ban
ETC, Italy, Switzerland weigh in on EU’s Canadian ban
Canadians were dealt with another blow this week when news broke that the European Union was set to remove Canada from...
Feds partner with YYC and Alberta govt. on rapid COVID-19 testing pilot project
A new pilot project for rapid COVID-19 testing at Calgary Airport is being trumpeted as a first step in shortening and...
Travel agencies need the full 90% rent subsidy, says ACTA 
Travel agencies need the full 90% rent subsidy, says ACTA 
ACTA is advocating for agents during the COVID-19 crisis not just at the federal level, but at the provincial level...
Insight Vacations debuts 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond collection
Insight Vacations debuts 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond collection
Insight Vacations’ new 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond collection, just released, includes...
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