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October 15, 2018 9:16 PM Airlines impose cannabis ban on pilots and cabin crew

Jazz has introduced a similar policy, banning employees in safety-critical positions from using marijuana on or off duty, spokesperson Debra Williams said. Nav Canada, the private company that operates the country’s air traffic control system, said it would reveal its cannabis policy for employees on Wednesday. But a spokesperson said it already has a zero tolerance 7

September 25, 2018 1:31 PM National safety board expected to determine cause of Air Canada close call

Video captured the moment that an Air Canada jet flew off course and just over four other jetliners filled with passengers late on a July night last year in San Francisco. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the close call. Board members are likely to focus on actions of the Air Canada pilots 13

September 21, 2018 4:29 PM Airline fight push to regulate ticket-change fees

“I have sympathy for someone who is making a change well in advance,” Peter Ingram, chief executive of the airline’s parent Hawaiian Holdings Inc., said in an interview. “It’s worthwhile for us to consider whether we should change something on that.” John Heimlich, the airline trade group’s chief economist, said 3% of all passengers pay change fees, and that those 11

September 4, 2018 4:00 AM China says ‘no way’ to United’s workaround Taiwan reference, U.S., Beijing

The Civil Aviation Administration of China asked 44 foreign airlines to change their online references to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau to reflect these locations as part of China. For instance, Taiwan should be referred to as “China Taiwan” or the “China Taiwan region.” While almost all the airlines complied with the demand, China has said changes by United 16

August 7, 2018 7:35 PM Air Transat, Flair Airlines sign on with Aimia as Aeroplan partners

Partnership agreements between Aimia Inc. and two more Canadian airlines have taken flight, slated to take effect after the Montreal-based company’s current agreement with Air Canada ends in July 2020. One of Aimia’s new partners is Air Transat, a long-established airline owned by travel and leisure company Transat AT, based in Montreal. Aimia’s other 26

August 2, 2018 7:54 PM Aimia in talks with Air Canada rival Oneworld alliance as potential Aeroplan partner

Aeroplan operator Aimia Inc. and the Oneworld airline alliance confirmed Thursday they are in talks about a potential partnership for the loyalty points program, the same day a takeover offer led by Air Canada is set to expire. The Oneworld alliance, whose 13 members include British Airways, American Airlines and Cathay Pacific, is a direct competitor 21

July 30, 2018 1:58 PM Missing Flight MH370 was possibly ‘manipulated’ off course by a third party, report says

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing since 2014, was probably deliberately steered off course and flown to the southern Indian Ocean, according to the Malaysian government’s safety report into the disaster. MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board. Investigators have never been able to explain why the jet abandoned 27

July 18, 2018 10:40 PM Bird of peace: 1st commercial flight from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea lands

JOHANNESBURG—Hailed as “the bird of peace,” the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to former rival Eritrea landed on Wednesday as air links resumed after the swift and stunning end of a 20-year state of war. Eritrea’s information minister announced the arrival of the Ethiopian Airlines flight in the capital, Asmara, to a warm red-carpet welcome with the flags 19

June 20, 2018 5:59 PM Major U.S. airlines refuse to carry children seized by immigration agents

Major U.S. airlines are telling the White House that they don't want to participate in any transportation of migrant children who have been separated from their parents at border crossings. In a statement Wednesday, American Airlines said it doesn't know whether any migrant children have been on its flights, but it doesn't want to profit from the current 152

June 17, 2018 1:27 PM Winnipeg airport evacuated due to 'security incident'

Order for passengers and employees to head to the parking lot lifted about an hour later Winnipeg's international airport was evacuated Sunday morning because of a "possible security incident," before returning to normal operations nearly an hour later. Officials did not release much information about the incident, saying only that people at the airport 100