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Cargojet CEO Sells a Portion of his Personal Holdings for Estate Planning and Charitable Giving Purposes

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As reported by The Globe and Mail: Cargojet’s CEO cashes out $68-million after stock sets record high following Amazon deal.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 10, 2019 /CNW/ – Cargojet (“Cargojet” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:CJT) said today that during the permitted open period, Ajay Virmani, President and Chief Executive Officer, sold 674,000 common voting shares held through The Virmani Family Trust. The sale was facilitated by a Canadian investment dealer through a block trade arrangement.

After this sale, Mr. Virmani will continue to retain the majority of his holdings in Cargojet and remains committed to leading the Corporation as CEO into its next phase of growth. “Cargojet is uniquely positioned to capitalize on positive industry trends. I’m as excited as ever to lead the strong Cargojet team and intend to continue to participate in the Corporation’s growth through a meaningful equity stake over the long-term,” said Ajay Virmani, President and CEO.

Mr. Virmani plans to use proceeds from the sale of shares for estate planning and to fund his family foundation for charitable giving.

Canadian airline passengers will soon have rights. But will they be enforced?

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BY THE BIG STORY, POSTED SEP 12, 2019

Boy playing with toy plane in airplane. GETTY IMAGES

In today’s Big Story podcast, flying is one of the most stressful things humans subject themselves to. And flying with a screaming kid next to you is one of the worst things that can happen on a plane. There might be only one thing worse: A screaming kid…with no parents.

Of the many horror stories of airline travel is this recent phenomenon: Parents being seated away from their children—and sometimes these kids are three or four—in another section of the aircraft. Or being told they have to pay for reserved seating to avoid the chance this will happen.

It’s this exact kind of you-have-no-option scenario that the Air Passenger Protection Regulations are supposed to prevent when phase two begins in December. But will these regulations be enforced? Or is the language halfhearted enough that nothing will get done, and flying in Canada will continue to be awful with a chance of disastrous?

GUEST: Tamar Satov, Today’s Parent

A media bus damaged the Liberals’ election plane after it drove under the wing in Victoria

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The plane had just landed in Victoria, transporting Justin Trudeau, his team and journalists travelling with the campaign.

THE CANADIAN PRESS Updated: September 12, 2019

A picture showing the aftermath of the damage the bus left on the airplane wing. CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD/POSTMEDIA

VICTORIA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s election plane sustained some damage in Victoria after a media bus drove under one of its wings Wednesday night.

The plane had just landed in the British Columbia capital after transporting Trudeau, his team and several journalists travelling with the campaign across the country for Day 1 of the federal election race.

A bus was parked close to the plane to transport the journalists from the tarmac.

As it departed, it drove under the wing of the plane, making a loud scraping sound as the top of the bus slowly dragged under the wing.

Trudeau has a busy flight schedule planned for Thursday with stops in Kamloops and Edmonton.

A spokeswoman for Trudeau says everything about the plane will be properly assessed, but for now, Thursday’s plans remain the same.

Transat A.T. Inc. – Results for third quarter of 2019

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Third quarter results are up;
Acquisition of the Corporation is pending regulatory approvals

For the third quarter:

  • Revenues of $698.9 million.
  • Adjusted operating income of $21.8 million (operating loss of $7.6 million). *
  • Adjusted net income of $5.7 million (net loss attributable to shareholders of $11.0 million). * 
  • The Corporation took delivery of its first two Airbus A321neoLRs.

For the nine-month period:

  • Revenues of $2.2 billion.
  • Adjusted operating loss1 of $12.9 million (operating loss of $73.3 million). *
  • Adjusted net loss3 of $36.6 million (net loss attributable to shareholders of $53.5 million). * 

Potential transaction:

  • Arrangement plan with Air Canada to acquire the Corporation approved by 94.7% of the shareholders on August 23 and through the issuance of a final approval order by the Superior Court of Québec on August 28.
  • Transaction expected to close by the second quarter of the 2020 calendar year if the required regulatory approvals are obtained and conditions are met.

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Transat A.T. Inc. (“Transat” or the “Corporation”), one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada’s holiday travel leader, announces its results for the third quarter ended July 31, 2019.

 “We’re very satisfied with the strong support received from our shareholders and the final approval of the arrangement plan. The planned transaction is good news for our shareholders, our employees, our clients and our community, and we’re currently working to obtain the required regulatory approvals to complete it,” stated Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat. “Meanwhile, we remain focused on our operations and note an improvement in our adjusted results for the quarter compared with last year.”

* NOTE: Figures in parentheses and not designated as adjusted on this page refer to IFRS financial measures for the current year

Third-quarter highlights

The Corporation posted revenues of $698.9 million for the quarter, up $34.3 million (5.2%) compared with 2018. This increase was attributable to the higher average selling prices and improved load factors across all markets. The number of travellers rose 4.3% in the transatlantic market, the Corporation’s main market for the period.

Operations generated adjusted operating income1 of $21.8 million, compared with $2.4 million in 2018, an improvement of $19.5 million. This increase was mainly driven by the higher average selling prices and improved load factors across all markets.

Net loss attributable to shareholders amounted to $11.0 million or $0.29 per share (diluted) compared with $5.0 million or $0.13 per share (diluted) in 2018. The net loss attributable to shareholders included professional fees of $6.0 million and compensation expenses of $7.7 million recorded in connection with the potential acquisition transaction of the Corporation by Air Canada. The compensation expenses are mainly related to the provisions recorded for stock-based compensation plans which include a change of control clause and to adjustments made to stock-based compensation plan provisions subsequent to the significant rise in the share price. Excluding non-operating items, Transat reported adjusted net income3 of $5.7 million ($0.15 per share) for the third quarter of 2019, compared with an adjusted net loss3 of $5.0 million ($0.13 per share) in 2018.

Nine-month period highlights

The Corporation recognized revenues of $2.2 billion, up $63.8 million or 2.9% from 2018. The higher revenues recorded during the winter season is mainly attributable to the increase in average selling prices across all markets, combined with a 2.8% rise in the number of travellers in the sun destinations market, resulting from the decision to increase capacity in that market. The increase in revenues was offset by a greater proportion of flight-only sales, which generate lower unit revenues than packages. For the summer season, the increase was attributable to the higher average selling prices and improved load factors across all markets. The number of travellers rose 4.3% in the transatlantic market.

For the nine-month period, operations generated an adjusted operating lossof $12.9 million compared with $14.3 million in 2018, an improvement of $1.4 million. This increase resulted from the higher adjusted operating income1 during the summer season, partly offset by the increase in adjusted operating loss for the winter season. The increase in fuel prices, combined with the weakening of the dollar against the U.S. dollar, and the additional costs incurred for the transition and optimization of the Corporation’s fleet exceeded the increase in the average selling prices of packages during the winter season.

Net loss attributable to shareholders amounted to $53.5 million or $1.43 per share (diluted) compared with $0.3 million or $0.01 per share (diluted) for the corresponding nine-month period of 2018. The net loss for 2018 included a $31.3 million gain on the sale of the Corporation’s subsidiary Jonview. Before non-operating items, Transat reported an adjusted net loss3 of $36.6 million ($0.98 per share) for the period ended July 31, 2019, compared with $37.7 million ($1.01 per share) in 2018.

Financial position

As at July 31, 2019, cash and cash equivalents amounted to $723.8 million, compared with $867.2 million on the same date in 2018. This change resulted primarily from the purchase of land in Mexico ($75.7 million), from the purchase of a replacement engine for the Airbus A321neoLR fleet ($16.8 million), from the change in the calculation of cash and cash equivalents to be held in trust following the adoption of the new revenue recognition standard IFRS 15 ($21.3 million), from the adjusted net loss for the past 12 months ($23.0 million) and from commissioning costs for aircraft added to the fleet ($13.8 million).

The working capital ratio was 1.19, compared with 1.41 as at July 31, 2018.

Deposits from customers for future travel amounted to $611.1 million, compared with $587.2 million as at July 31, 2018.

Off-balance-sheet agreements, excluding contracts with service providers, stood at $2.4 billion as at July 31, 2019, compared with $2.5 billion as at October 31, 2018. The $152.8 million decrease resulted primarily from repayments made during the nine-month period, partially offset by the weakening of the dollar against the U.S. dollar.

Outlook

2019 fourth quarter – The transatlantic market outbound from Canada and Europe accounts for a substantial portion of Transat’s business during the summer season. For the period from August to October 2019, Transat’s capacity is similar to that deployed on the same date last year. To date, 83% of the capacity has been sold, the load factors are lower by 0.9% compared with summer 2018 and selling prices of bookings taken are 2.1% higher than those recorded at the same date in 2018. The impact of currency variations, combined with lower fuel costs in U.S. dollars, will not result in a significant increase in operating costs if aircraft fuel prices remain stable and the dollar remains at its current level against the U.S. dollar, the euro and the pound.

On the sun destinations market outbound from Canada, for which summer is low season, 83% of capacity is sold and the load factors are 5.6% higher compared with 2018. Unit margins are currently higher compared with those recorded on the same date last year.

If the current trends hold, the Corporation expects its results for the fourth quarter to be slightly higher than those of last year.

2020 winter – On the sun destinations market, the Corporation’s main market during the winter season, Transat’s capacity is 9% higher than that deployed on the same date last year. To date, 27% of the capacity has been sold and load factors are 1.8% higher compared with 2019. The impact of lower fuel costs, combined with fluctuations of the Canadian dollar, will not result in a significant increase in operating costs if aircraft fuel prices remain stable and the dollar remains at its current level against the U.S. dollar.

The Corporation believes it is still too early to draw any conclusions regarding winter season results.

Discussions relating to the sale of the Corporation

On August 23, 2019, a significant majority of the Corporation’s shareholders voted in favour of the special resolution approving the plan of arrangement entered into on June 27 pursuant to which Air Canada is expected to acquire all of the issued and outstanding Class A variable voting shares and Class B voting shares of Transat for a cash consideration of $18.00 per share.

On August 29, 2019, the Corporation announced that the Superior Court of Quebec issued a final order approving the plan of arrangement with Air Canada. The arrangement remains subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals described in Transat’s management information circular dated July 19, 2019, as well as other customary closing conditions. In addition, a public interest assessment regarding the arrangement is being undertaken by Transport Canada with input from the Commissioner of Competition. If the required regulatory approvals are obtained and conditions are met, it is now expected that the transaction will close by the second quarter of the 2020 calendar year.

The management information circular dated July 19, 2019 contains additional information regarding the arrangement.

The Corporation has agreed to limit its undertakings and expenses related to the execution of its hotel strategy in the period leading up to the closing of the potential transaction.

Restatement

On June 27, 2019, the Corporation announced that it needed to restate its consolidated financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the year ended October 31, 2018 as well as for the first quarter ended January 31, 2019 and the second quarter ended April 30, 2019. Management has concluded that a restatement of its consolidated financial statements was necessary regarding the carrying amount of the non-controlling interest in the Trafictours Canada Inc. subsidiary.

The carrying amount of the non-controlling interest is related to the Trafictours Canada Inc. subsidiary and the right of the minority shareholder to require the Corporation to purchase the Trafictours Canada Inc. shares it holds at a price calculated in accordance with a pre-determined formula, subject to adjustment based on the circumstances, payable in cash. The estimated repurchase value of this option is taken into account in the carrying amount of the non-controlling interest. The difference results from the application of a different formula than as per the contract for the calculation of the purchase price of the minority interest. As a result, the Corporation restated its financial statements to increase the liability for the non-controlling interest reported under Trade and other payables in the consolidated statements of financial position which was undervalued by $25.9 million, $23.3 million and $20.5 million as at October 31, 2018, January 31, 2019 and April 30, 2019, respectively. The recording of these adjustments had no impact on the Corporation’s consolidated statements of income for the aforementioned periods as these adjustments are recorded as equity transactions in Retained earnings.

As part of the restatement of its consolidated financial statements as at October 31, 2018, the Corporation had to review subsequent events up to September 11, 2019, the new date of authorization to publish the financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2018. On June 5, 2019, the Corporation settled without admission of liability, for an amount of US$5.0 million [$6.7 million], a litigation whereby plaintiffs alleged misappropriation of confidential information and solicitation of employees. The amount was recorded under Special items in the restated consolidated statement of income for the year ended October 31, 2018. This adjustment is included under Trade and other payables and Retained earnings in the consolidated statements of financial position as at October 31, 2018. No provision was recorded in the financial statements as at October 31, 2018 as initially published as it was not possible to determine with any degree of certainty the extent of any financial liability that would have arisen had the Corporation been unsuccessful in its defence of this lawsuit.

Seven charges laid following series of luggage thefts from Vancouver’s airport

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THE CANADIAN PRESS Updated: September 11, 2019

RICHMOND, B.C. — Seven charges have been laid after the RCMP investigated a series of luggage thefts at Vancouver International Airport.

Police say a Vancouver woman was arrested early last month.

The province’s prosecution service says it has approved seven counts of theft under $5,000 against a 26-year-old Miriam Tremblay.

Police say the alleged thefts occurred at luggage carousels in the airport’s domestic terminal between July 12 and Aug. 2.

Winnipeg airport to re-open runway after months of repairs

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11 September 2019 By Sam Thompson Online Journalist  Global News

Runway 13/31 is being reconstructed at the Winnipeg airport in 2019.
Runway 13/31 is being reconstructed at the Winnipeg airport in 2019.Winnipeg Airport Authority

A runway at Winnipeg’s airport will be re-opening after six months of repairs.

The Winnipeg Airports Authority said runway 13/31, which was closed for extensive rehabilitation in April, is re-opening Saturday.

The runway needed pavement repairs, upgrades to its runway lights, and drainage improvements.

READ MORE: Baggage system upgrade, runway construction on tap for Winnipeg airport this summer

Once the runway is re-opened, air traffic will return to its normal flight paths, which will affect a number of local areas.

Fort Garry-Riverview, Fort Richmond, west Fort Rouge, northeast Fort Whyte, Headingley, Riel, River Heights, Seine River, Southdale, St. Francois-Xavier, east St. James, St. Vital, east Tuxedo, and west Wolseley will all see a return to pre-construction air traffic.

WATCH: Aviation Museum: Winnipeg’s original airport terminal – located at the bottom part of the story

Warman, Sask., teen now one of Canada’s youngest pilots

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Sara Striker, 14, made successful solo flight in August

Danny Kerslake · CBC News · Posted: Sep 10, 2019

Sara Striker from Warman, Sask., completed a solo flight and landing in August and is now believed to be one of Canada’s youngest pilots. (Ashleigh Mattern/CBC)

Sara Striker’s dreams may seem a little pie in the sky.  

“I’m hoping to fly float planes and bush planes,” she said. “Then hopefully I’ll move to big airlines like Air Canada or WestJet.”

But the 14-year-old from Warman, Sask., is doing a lot more than just thinking about her future. Striker has been studying at flight school and spending time behind the controls of a small airplane.

“Flying to me is a hobby and it’s a stress reliever,” she said. “It just kind of relieves all that stress of school and friends and all that kind of stuff.”

Solo Striker

Striker completed her first solo flight and landing in August and is now one of Canada’s youngest pilots.

“I always get nervous when my students go solo,” said flight instructor Kristin Penner. “I was watching her and I could see her on final approach and I saw her add some power … like she was supposed to, and that’s when I knew she was going to nail it.”

Striker has her student pilot permit so she can now fly solo or with a flight instructor. (Ashleigh Mattern/CBC)

Striker was a little nervous too.

“I was freaking out,” she said. “I was like, what if I crash? What if I do something? And then I was thinking, all right, you know you’ve done this for like your entire life, you’re fine, you’ve got this.”

Raised in the cockpit 

Striker’s aviation journey began when she was a little girl flying with her father, a bush pilot, who made room for her in the cockpit in the summer months.

“I’d say about at like 9, 10, 11 is when he actually started to tell me what everything was used for and, like, what to do when you’re taking off, landing, when you’re in the air.”

Striker and her dad, Ron Striker, bring a plane out of a hangar in Saskatoon. (Ashleigh Mattern/CBC)

Right now, Striker is qualified as a student pilot and can fly solo or with a flight instructor. But she has to wait until she’s 16 to test for an actual pilot’s licence.

Her flight instructor has no doubt that Striker will be get her pilot’s licence one day.

“Her birthdays are all going to be flight tests,” said Penner. “I mean, that’s no fun. But if that’s what she wants to do to celebrate.”

With files from Saskatoon Morning

Valsoft Enters the Aviation Vertical With the Acquisition of Commsoft OASES

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MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Valsoft Corporation Inc. (“Valsoft”), a Montreal-based company specializing in the acquisition and development of vertical market software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Communications Software (Airline Systems) Limited (Commsoft OASES), a leader in the aviation engineering and maintenance software market, based in Tiptree, UK.

Communications Software (Airline Systems) Limited, which was founded as a software house in 1971, won its first airline contract in 1975 with industry innovator Laker Airways in the UK, leading to the launch of the predecessor to OASES (Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System) the following year. Since its first association with the airline industry more than 40 years ago, Commsoft has been continually developing its MRO IT system, now called OASES – a process that has been shaped in large part by feedback from its clients.

Gary Pollak, James Stock, David Pusey and Nick Godwin are extremely proud of the company they have built along with their employees, and are optimistic about the company’s future. “In Valsoft, we have found a cultural fit and an entrepreneurial team that we confidently believe will be able to help Commsoft continue to grow and evolve. We are confident our customers are in good hands, benefiting from a team of dedicated and passionate aviation professionals, as well as the backing of a larger software organization,” said Gary Pollak.

The directors will remain involved to ensure a smooth transition, while Nick Godwin will continue to lead the company as Managing Director. The company will continue to develop and support OASES, as well as all other products and services, providing a robust software solution to customers.

“This acquisition is a milestone in Valsoft’s growth. We are entering a new and exciting vertical, with a business that has a long history of providing high-quality, mission-critical solutions. We plan to invest tens of millions in the aviation software space through additional acquisitions and the development of complementary technologies. As such, this will further build on Commsoft’s reputation of customer success. We welcome the Commsoft team, clients and partners to our family and look forward to years of prosperous growth,” said Stephane Manos, head of M&A and co-founder of Valsoft. “We will do our utmost to ensure that the directors’ legacy thrives and that customers continue to benefit from world class products and support.”

Air Canada to Launch Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London-Heathrow

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MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada announced today it will upgrade its non-stop flights from Ottawa to London-Heathrow to operate the daily service with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Beginning next spring, customers travelling between Ottawa and London-Heathrow will have the option to fly in Air Canada’s Signature cabin, featuring fully lie-flat suites, as well as the added choice of a Premium Economy cabin. 

“Air Canada is pleased to offer customers travelling between Ottawa and London-Heathrow the added comfort of service aboard our flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers love this aircraft whose revolutionary design improves the on-board air quality, which, combined with other features such as our next generation cabin, mood lighting and other amenities, mitigates jet lag. As a result, customers arrive better rested to hit the ground running for either business or pleasure. With the Dreamliner, we are also now offering customers flying between Ottawa and London the additional option of Air Canada’s Premium Economy cabin,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.  

The 255-seat Boeing 787-8, configured in three cabins of service, will be dedicated year-round to the route beginning March 29, 2020. It will replace a 211-seat Boeing 767-300ER with two cabins of service.

Also today, Air Canada announced it is suspending its summer seasonal, Ottawa-Frankfurt service. The last flight on this route will be operated on October 24, 2019. Customers travelling to Europe from Ottawa next summer will have an additional option to fly to Frankfurt on a new seasonal service provided by our Star Alliance partner Lufthansa, which will begin operating on May 16th, 2020 and end October 24, 2020. 

Lufthansa Group to offer five Canadian gateways in 2020 with Ottawa as new addition

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  • Lufthansa begins flights to and from Ottawa, Canada – Frankfurt, Germany
  • Canadian passengers will have increased opportunities to experience Lufthansa Group carriers when traveling to Europe and beyond

EAST MEADOW, NY, Sept. 10, 2019 /CNW/ – Great news is coming for Lufthansa Group passengers in the Canadian capital. The group, Europe’s largest aviation company, will increase its number of gateways in Canada, commencing service from Ottawa to Frankfurt, Germany. On May 16th, 2020, Ottawa joins the four other Lufthansa Group Canadian gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.

The new Ottawa route, beginning on May 16, 2020 and lasting until October 24, 2020, will be a summer seasonal flight with an Airbus A340-300 offering a seat configuration of 30 Business Class seats, 28 Premium Economy Class Seats and 221 Economy Class seats. The flight will operate five times per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. LH 473 will depart Ottawa at 5:50pm and arrive the following day at Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub at 7:15am. The return flight from Frankfurt – LH 472 – will depart at 1:45pm and arrive back in Ottawa at 4:05pm. All times are local.

“These are exciting times for the Lufthansa Group and its expansion, growth and increased capacity in North America. We have been serving Canada for over six decades and the ongoing expansion of our airlines flying to the region, especially the addition of the new Ottawa – Frankfurt route, underscores the Lufthansa Group’s ever-increasing commitment to the Canadian market, its economy and our customers,” said Hans DeHaan, Senior Director of Sales Canada, Lufthansa Group.

Onboard Experience

Lufthansa’s Ottawa service employs the Airbus A330-300 in a three-class cabin configuration. The aircraft includes 30 Business Class, 28 Premium Economy and 221 Economy Class seats to accommodate a total of 279 passengers. Lufthansa’s state-of-the-art aircraft offers customers an onboard experience that includes comfortable seating in all classes, acclaimed culinary offerings, a plethora of in-flight entertainment operations and Wi-Fi throughout the entire journey. As the only five-star-rated airline in the Western Hemisphere (certified by Skytrax), Lufthansa is one of a select group of airlines worldwide to earn the coveted rating.

Frankfurt, Germany’s most international city, offers a rich culture and history, with a population of about 5.6 million. The Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region is one of Europe’s leading economic centers and a popular travel destination. It is home to a wide range of tourist attractions and sights, including world-class ballet, opera, theaters and art exhibitions. As Germany’s fifth largest city, it is the nation’s financial powerhouse—home to the German Central Bank and the European Central bank, which manages the euro. It is also the gateway to Germany’s robust hi-tech scene.

The Lufthansa Group – with its airlines Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Edelweiss, Eurowings and Swiss International Air Lines – as well as its Star Alliance and joint venture partner Air Canada, additionally offer a large range of options to fly from Canada to Europe and beyond.  Passengers specifically arriving in Frankfurt can connect to over 1,300 destinations worldwide through Lufthansa Group carriers and Star Alliance partners—the world’s largest airline network.

Aside from the new Ottawa route, the Lufthansa Group also serves four other Canadian gateways:

Lufthansa Group in Montreal
Beginning in March 2020, Brussels Airlines will launch its new, non-stop seasonal service between Montréal, Quebec and Brussels, Belgium. With Brussels’ new gateway in Montreal, Lufthansa Group’s passenger airlines will be fully represented in this region, joining Austrian, which was successfully introduced to Montreal in April 2019, as well as Lufthansa and SWISS.

Lufthansa Group in Toronto
Lufthansa offers year-round, daily flights from Toronto to its two hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.

Lufthansa Group in Vancouver
Lufthansa and Edelweiss (a subsidiary of SWISS) fly to Vancouver. Lufthansa flies daily from Vancouver to its two main hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, while Edelweiss offers service from Vancouver to Zurich on a seasonal basis.

Lufthansa Group in Calgary
SWISS’s subsidiary, Edelweiss, offers seasonal flights from Calgary to Zurich. The next timetable runs from May – August 2020.

The New Service in Brief
2020 Summer Schedule (May 16th, 2020 – October 24th, 2020) in local time

FlightFromToDepartureArrivalDays
LH473OttawaFrankfurt17:5007:15 (+1)Mon,Tu,Thu,Sat,
Sun
LH472FrankfurtOttawa13:4516:05Mon,Tu,Thu,Sat,
Sun