Air Canada

French language advocates protest Air Canada’s chief executive Michael Rousseau’s inability to speak French in front of the airline’s head office during a demonstration in Montreal, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The Commissioner of Official Languages says a preliminary report into whether a speech by the chief executive of Air Canada in November met the airline’s obligations under the Official Languages Act has established that the complaints are founded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Preliminary report finds complaints about Air Canada CEO speech founded: commissioner

Air Canada CEO has been taking French lessons since saying he ‘didn’t need to learn’ the language

 

A plane is seen through the window on the tarmac of Vancouver International Airport as the waiting room is empty Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Air Canada says it is suspending flights between Vancouver and Delhi this summer due to extended flying times and a refueling stop that are needed to avoid Russian and Ukraine airspace. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Air Canada to suspend flights between Vancouver and Delhi this summer

Flights unavailable from early June to early September due to Ukraine war

 

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Air Canada plans to more than double its capacity this year compared with 2021, but says it will remain below its pre-pandemic level. CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada to ramp up capacity this year, but won’t yet reach pre-pandemic levels

Air Canada to ramp up capacity this year, but won’t yet reach pre-pandemic levels

 

An Air Canada ticketing station is shown at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada CEO demands eased travel rules as bookings grow after Omicron takes a toll

Air Canada CEO demands eased travel rules as bookings grow after Omicron takes a toll

An Air Canada ticketing station is shown at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada withdraws from federal government aid deal as position improves

Federal government bought $500 million worth of Air Canada shares as part 0f aid package

Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Deputy prime minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives to hold a news conference at the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Deputy PM Freeland writes to Air Canada’s board about CEO’s comments on French

Deputy PM Freeland writes to Air Canada’s board about CEO’s comments on French

Deputy prime minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives to hold a news conference at the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Air Canada suspends more than 800 unvaccinated workers under new federal rules

Air Canada suspends more than 800 unvaccinated workers under new federal rules

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada reports $640M Q3 loss, revenue nearly triples compared with a year ago

Air Canada plans to increase fourth-quarter capacity by about 135 per cent

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A Porter Airlines plane lands next to a taxiing plane at Toronto's Island Airport on November 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Porter and Air Canada Rouge return to the skies months after COVID-19 groundings

Porter and Air Canada Rouge return to the skies months after COVID-19 groundings

A Porter Airlines plane lands next to a taxiing plane at Toronto's Island Airport on November 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Air Canada logo is seen on a hangar at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, March 20, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

PBO estimates federal government will profit in Air Canada aid deal

PBO estimates federal government will profit in Air Canada aid deal

The Air Canada logo is seen on a hangar at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, March 20, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An Air Canada hangar is seen behind a security fence at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air Canada anticipating recovery in demand as travel restrictions are eased

Air Canada anticipating recovery in demand as travel restrictions are eased

An Air Canada hangar is seen behind a security fence at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Air Canada is announcing dozens of trans-border routes to the U.S. as part of its summer schedule, with the change coming after the Canadian government loosened border restrictions Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada announces dozens of U.S. routes as border restrictions ease

Air Canada announces dozens of U.S. routes as border restrictions ease

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Air Canada is announcing dozens of trans-border routes to the U.S. as part of its summer schedule, with the change coming after the Canadian government loosened border restrictions Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Air Canada says it will recall more than 2,600 employees who were furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada to recall 2,600 workers, extends deadline for COVID-19 refunds

In April, agreement reached with Ottawa for $5.9-billion aid package

Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Air Canada says it will recall more than 2,600 employees who were furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada says senior executives to voluntarily return 2020 bonuses

Air Canada says senior executives to voluntarily return 2020 bonuses

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland participates in a virtual discussion from Ottawa on Monday, May 3, 2021, with seniors from Residence Memphremagog in Magog, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Freeland says feds will voice concerns to Air Canada over executive bonuses

Freeland says feds will voice concerns to Air Canada over executive bonuses

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland participates in a virtual discussion from Ottawa on Monday, May 3, 2021, with seniors from Residence Memphremagog in Magog, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Air Canada agrees to $5.9-billion aid package, giving Ottawa equity stake in airline

$1.4 billion earmarked to help reimburse thousands of customers

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Air Transat and an Air Canada planes are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Transat AT shares plunge in first trading after Air Canada pulls plug on takeover

Transat AT shares plunge in first trading after Air Canada pulls plug on takeover

Air Transat and an Air Canada planes are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Air Transat and an Air Canada aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Air Canada, Transat call off $190 million deal after European approval denied

Air Canada, Transat call off $190 million deal after European approval denied

Air Transat and an Air Canada aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Unifor national president Jerry Dias speaks during a press conference in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Dias says Air Canada is pledging passenger refunds as negotiations over federal aid for airlines drag on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Unifor’s Dias says Air Canada holding to refund pledge as aid negotiations drag on

Unifor’s Dias says Air Canada holding to refund pledge as aid negotiations drag on

Unifor national president Jerry Dias speaks during a press conference in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Dias says Air Canada is pledging passenger refunds as negotiations over federal aid for airlines drag on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
The Air Canada logo is seen on a hangar at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air Canada makes Jazz Aviation sole operator of Express regional flights

Air Canada makes Jazz Aviation sole operator of Express regional flights

The Air Canada logo is seen on a hangar at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck