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Air Canada Summer 2019 Western Canada service adjustment

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By Jim Liu | Posted 30 April 2019

Air Canada during summer season is adjusting service in Western Canada, as the airline continues moving most service to Dash8-Q400 aircraft, instead of -300 (or -300/Q400 mix, based on comparison with summer 2018 season). Planned changes, effective 01MAY19, as follows.

Calgary – Kelowna Dash8-Q400 service increases from 3 to 4 daily (All flights operated by Q400)
Calgary – Saskatoon Dash8-Q400 service increases from 3 to 4 daily (All flights operated by Q400)
Calgary – Winnipeg 2 daily A320 and 1 daily CRJ900, replacing 4 daily CRJ900/Dash8-Q400
Vancouver – Comox 4 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 5 daily Dash8-300
Vancouver – Kamloops 4 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 5 daily Dash8-300/Q400
Vancouver – Nanaimo 7 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 8 daily Dash8-300/Q400
Vancouver – Penticton 3 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 4 daily Dash8-300
Vancouver – Prince Rupert 2 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 3 daily (weekdays) Dash8-300. Aircraft change from 01JUN19
Vancouver – Sandspit 2 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of Dash8-300/Q400. Aircraft change to all-Q400 from 01JUN19
Vancouver – Smithers 2 daily service operated by Dash8-Q400, instead of 3 daily Dash8-300

NO PENALTIES – Airlines allow changes to flights affected by wildfires

20 AUG 2018: The BC government declared a state of emergency Wednesday in response to more than 500 fires that have burned through the province’s firefighting capacity and triggered international support. WestJet and Air Canada have announced more flexible flight options for passengers booked to fly in or out of some cities in BC, that have been affected by the wildfires.

WestJet passengers scheduled to travel to or from Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George or Terrace until Aug. 22 can cancel or rebook their flights without a penalty fee, the Calgary-based airline said Thursday.

Air Canada tickets for flights up until Aug. 22 heading in or out of six cities in the BC interior can be changed to another date before Sept. 1. free of charge, the Montreal-based airline said.

Firefighters from Australia, New Zealand and Mexico are now taking part in the fight.

Ottawa announced Monday it would deploy 200 soldiers and several aircraft to help battle the fires, which have prompted evacuation orders covering more than 1,500 properties and affecting about 3,000 people.

Canadian Forces personnel joined the 3,400 firefighters already fighting the summer infernos. About 150 new fires ignited across BC last weekend, according to the BC government.

The state of emergency applies to the entire province and ensures federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a coordinated manner, BC Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Wednesday.

But humans can only do so much to douse the flames, he said.

“The best thing we can hope for is a change in weather: winds to blow smoke away, a good old-fashioned drenching of rain to extinguish fires and improve air quality,” Farnworth said.

More than 1,800 forest fires have been recorded since the season began on April 1, charring nearly 3,800-square kilometres of timber and bush, the wildfire service said.

Air Canada Inaugurates Three New Non-Stop Domestic Routes

Rouge-Boeing-767-300-Coastal-5Air Canada today inaugurated the first of three new, non-stop domestic services from BC communities with the departure of AC1976 from Kamloops to Toronto. Tomorrow, Air Canada will inaugurate new non-stop seasonal services from Victoria to Montreal, and from Nanaimo to Toronto. These newest domestic long-haul services are operated onboard the airline’s leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge, which will be celebrating its fifth birthday on July 1.

“We are very pleased to launch the only non-stop services from Nanaimo and Kamloops to Toronto, and from Victoria to Montreal in time for the busy summer travel period. The convenience of these new services makes it easier than ever for customers from other parts of our network to travel to beautiful British Columbia’s Vancouver Island and Thompson Okanagan areas. Customers from Nanaimo, Victoria and Kamloops now have the convenience of non-stop flights to Toronto and Montreal, where unparalleled connecting options are also available throughout our far-reaching North American and global network,” said Benjamin Smith, President,  Airlines and Chief Operating Officer at Air Canada.

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