Thousands of Swoop passengers have been forced to make alternative last-minute flight plans after the WestJet Airlines discount subsidiary cancelled 16 flights in the coming days between Canada and the United States.
WestJet Airlines Ltd. plans to launch non-stop service from Calgary to Dublin, Paris and London's Gatwick Airport using its first three new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, challenging Air Canada with transatlantic flights that target business passengers and the jet set.
Thousands of travellers in Europe saw their plans disrupted Friday after airline Ryanair cancelled more than 200 flights because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.
Some 20,000 Air Canada customers woke up Wednesday to learn their personal information may have been compromised after a breach in the airline's mobile app that prompted a lockdown on all 1.7 million accounts until their passwords could be changed.
Partnership agreements between Aimia Inc. and two more Canadian airlines have taken flight, slated to take effect after the Montreal-based company's current agreement with Air Canada ends in July 2020.
WestJet Airlines Ltd. says its ultra low cost Swoop airline will soon begin transborder service as it looks to regroup from a "deeply disappointing" second quarter when it was hurt by the impact of a pilot strike threat, intensified competition and soaring fuel costs.
Shares of Aimia Inc. surged as much as 44 per cent after a group led by Air Canada made an unsolicited offer to buy its Aeroplan loyalty business in a deal valued at $2.25 billion, including points liabilities they would assume.