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Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been named by Skytrax as North America’s best airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been named by Skytrax as North America’s best airport

For the fifth consecutive year, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been named by Skytrax as North America’s best airport. The announcement was made in Barcelona earlier today during the World Airport Awards – a global benchmark of airport excellence that is known within the travel industry as the Passengers’ Choice Awards. The rankings are based entirely on independent passenger surveys and is held in the highest…

Air Canada rouge Expands In The West

Air Canada has announced that its leisure carrier subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, is expanding to Western Canada to serve a number of predominantly leisure markets from Vancouver and Calgary to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Anchorage. Flights on these routes, currently operated by Air Canada, will be converted to Air Canada rouge service beginning this spring, as will…

US AIRWAYS: NO LONGER AN AEROPLAN PARTNER—EFFECTIVE MARCH 30, 2014.

Effective March 30, 2014, US Airways will no longer be an Aeroplan Partner. You will not be able to earn Aeroplan Miles on US Airways flights scheduled after that date.Accumulation: Mileage accumulation on US Airways flights will be permitted until March 30, 2014. Aeroplan Members will be allowed to claim retro credits until September 30, 2014 for eligible flight flown…

Tour operators impose ‘currency surcharge’ on Canadian travellers

Transat A.T. (TSX-TRZ.B) spokeswoman Debbie Cabana confirmed Thursday that Canada’s largest tour operator is adding a $35 currency surcharge to sun destinations and Florida effective Jan. 27. Published reports say Sunwing and Air Canada Vacations are also both implementing $35 surcharges to offset the falling loonie — Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) effective Jan. 27 and Sunwing effective Jan. 30. Sunquest, a…

WestJet expansion includes Calgary-New York JFK route

WestJet announced five new routes and a number of schedule changes that the Canadian low-cost carrier billed as “its most comprehensive schedule release since the airline took to the skies in 1996.” The highlight for U.S. travelers likely will be WestJet’s new nonstop route between Calgary and New York JFK, a route that will launch April 27. The carrier will…