Air Canada

Blaze jet aborts takeoff

An engine fire forced a Canadian Airlines DC10 bound for Vancouver to abort its flight just minutes before takeoff last night. Some 62 passengers and crew were evacuated and returned to the airport terminal. No one was injured.

Saturday, 26 October, 1996, 12:00am

Canadian Air Cargo expands in South Pacific with new pacts

Canadian Air Cargo is expanding its presence in the South Pacific by signing new cargo-handling agreements with three additional carriers and relocating to a larger cargo facility in Honolulu.

'The expansion entrenches the strong profile already held by the company in this region,' said John Gibson, general manager, international, for Canadian Air Cargo.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Spreading their wings

Canada's two main airlines are seeking to increase their presence in Asia with new routes and more frequent flights.

1 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Canada cuts red tape to lift maritime trade

Canada is doing its utmost to eliminate red tape in the maritime industry to enhance its economic strategies, Canadian commissioner Garrett Lambert says.

17 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Obstruction annoys Air Canada head

Air Canada's newly appointed president and chief executive officer, Lamar Durrett, has hit out at the Canadian Government for not allowing the airline more flights to Hong Kong.

5 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Seoul jets shadow HK-bound jumbo

TWO South Korean fighter aircraft intercepted and shadowed an Air Canada jumbo en route to Hong Kong from Vancouver in December after the jet strayed into Korean airspace without permission, the airline said yesterday.

2 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

On the Road

CANADIAN Airlines is offering a special economy class fare from Hong Kong to Canada for travel commencing before December 9, valid on weekdays only. HK-Vancouver is HK$4,525 one-way and $8,040 return.

There are also specials to Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg.

7 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Price war ruled out in fresh Canada challenge

AIR Canada will begin regular services between Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto on December 22 and expects to reach break-even within six months, its regional director Robert Pinkerton said.

A spokesman for Canada's largest carrier ruled out a price-cutting war with CathayPacific and Canadian Airlines, which have dominated the route for 50 years.

31 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Major airline breaks duopoly

CANADIAN Airlines and Cathay, which have enjoyed a virtual duopoly on passenger travel between Canada and Hong Kong for the past 50 years, are about to be joined by Air Canada.

It will begin a thrice-weekly service to the territory on December 20.

1 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Air Canada workers upset by delay

CRIES of protest are emerging from Canada's largest airline, Air Canada, over a nine-month restriction imposed by its government's Ministry of Transport on starting services to Hong Kong.

29 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Air Canada HK link set to trim fares

FARES on busy Hong Kong-Canada routes are expected to drop this summer with the arrival of a third competitor in the market.

Air Canada will probably join Canadian Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways on the lucrative routes to Vancouver and Toronto, following a surprise announcement by Canadian Federal Minister of Transport Doug Young.

15 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Competition hots up for air travellers

FROM the skiing grounds of the Rockies in the northwest to the tropical Everglades in the southeast, North America offers plenty of attractions to keep people from Hong Kong going back for more.

24 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Flight scare

ABOUT 75 passengers and 15 flight crew were evacuated from their Canadian Airlines 747 at Kai Tak yesterday when a fire warning light flashed on in the cockpit during a flight from Bangkok. A wiring test revealed the indicator light for the No 2 hold was faulty. The light was replaced and the plane took off for Vancouver last night.

9 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

CAI to increase services to Asia

CANADIAN Airlines International (CAI) is to increase its services to Hongkong and other cities in Asia.

''We are also planning to return service to China and we're studying other destinations in a long-term approach,'' said the manager of sales and service for Orient routes, Tosh Naganuma.

13 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Airlines bid to fix 'inadequacies' in Canada

A TASK force of Asian and Canadian airline officials will be set up to tackle the ''inadequacies'' they all face in Canada, says Canadian Transport Minister Jean Corbeil.

13 Jan 1993 - 12:00am