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Canada, China to boost air links as accord reached

New air pact will increase flights between Canada and China. Photo: XinhuaFriday, 5 July, 2013, 10:38am

Rough landing

Last week, Jeffrey Simpson, one of Canada's most prominent political columnists, used the valuable newspaper space he occupies to publicly flay the country's national airline, Air Canada. He was angry and he was merciless. It was quite a whipping.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Canada bullish on China deal

Air agreement to triple flights between both countries is part of Ottawa's Pacific Gateway strategy

Chinese President Hu Jintao is expected to sign a new bilateral aviation agreement during his state visit to Canada tomorrow that will triple the number of flights available to both countries' airlines, according to Canada's most senior transport official.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Victor Li's reputation on the line in Air Canada gamble

Last year, Canada and Hong Kong shared the dubious distinction of being two of the worst Sars-affected areas outside the mainland.

Perhaps ironically, the resulting fallout sent Air Canada, Canada's largest airline, into bankruptcy protection and now into the arms of white knight Victor Li Tzar-kuoi - deputy chairman of the Cheung Kong Group and a Canadian citizen.

20 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Air Canada to offer personal touch with executive service

CANADA'STOP CARRIER is set to introduce a premium international service for the globetrotting business traveller with a new range of perks to help eat up the miles.

22 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Indian stopover

A number of specials are available at hotels in India. The Ashok Hotel New Delhi has a stopover package from US$90 per night, including transfers from the airport to the hotel and other amenities. The Hotel Janpath has a summer stopover special from US$65 per night, including transfers and other benefits.

13 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Travel Notes

Nagoya-Vancouver

All Nippon Airways and Air Canada will begin a non-stop code-share service between Nagoya in Japan and Vancouver four times a week from Monday. The service, to be operated with an Air Canada Boeing 767-300 aircraft, will increase to five flights per week on April 1 and to a daily service in May. www.ana.co.jp.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Airline cuts Canada flights

Thousands of passengers have been bumped off flights since Air Canada cancelled more than 180 between Hong Kong and Canada.

Staff are working overtime to find passengers alternative flights after the decision to cancel half of the services scheduled between March 4 and May 31 because of low demand.

27 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Cathay seen near to joining global airline alliance

Cathay Pacific Airways is reportedly preparing to sign next week with British Airways, American Airlines and Qantas Airways in a global bloc to rival the Star Alliance.

The four airlines are planning a joint announcement in London on Monday, a report in the Australian Financial Review said.

19 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Strike strands SAR passengers

About 40 passengers from Hong Kong were stranded at Vancouver airport yesterday as Air Canada's 2,100 pilots went on strike.

The delayed passengers, mostly en-route to Toronto, had to seek alternative flights.

4 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Air Canada strike hits thousands

Thousands of passengers, including Hong Kong students returning to school and college in Canada, face disruption from a second transpacific airline strike.

Flights to Vancouver were cancelled as Air Canada pilots went on strike yesterday, adding to problems caused by industrial action by Northwest Airlines flight crew.

3 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Air Canada pilot strike

Passengers heading across the Pacific should prepare for packed planes and more stopovers as Air Canada looks set to become the second airline hit by a pilots' strike.

1 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Air Canada sees cargo increase

Air Canada has recorded a 2.8 per cent increase in cargo traffic in the first seven months of this year compared with January-July 1997. Cargo traffic so far this year totals 511 million revenue tonne miles compared to 497 million revenue tonne miles in the same period last year.

17 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Air Canada offers passengers service with Jeeves-style ring

Air Canada has launched a concierge-type service which is being tested in Toronto before being fine-tuned and expanded to other international airports.

The airline launched the 'Executive First VIP Service' last month in response to a survey among its first and business class customers.

10 May 1998 - 12:00am

Unfair fares

There seems to be a great deal of concern about the downturn in tourism.

I thought I might arrange for family members to visit from Canada and the United States.

14 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

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