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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 13

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 14

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 17

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 14

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 51

June 17, 2018 1:27 PM 'Suspicious' bag blamed for Winnipeg airport evacuation

Passengers were allowed back into the airport shortly after 8 a.m. RCMP say a "suspicious" abandoned bag is what prompted the evacuation of the Winnipeg's international airport around 7 a.m. Sunday. Passengers were allowed back inside shortly after 8 a.m. according to the email from RCMP. About 2,000 people had to leave the building and congregated in the airport 55

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 58

May 23, 2018 12:25 PM U.S. company’s search for missing Flight 370 will end next week, Malaysia says

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—The search by a private U.S. company for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will end next week, Malaysia’s transport minister said Wednesday, while families of those who died onboard urged the government to review all matters related to the jet’s disappearance four years ago. Malaysia signed a “no cure, no fee” deal with Texas-based 20

May 15, 2018 7:05 PM Air Canada bows to pressure, listing capital of Taiwan as part of China

Malaysia Airlines and British Airways are among the carriers that have joined Air Canada in adding CN to Taipei on its websites. The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been increasingly assertive about its claims to Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province and has threatened use military force to bring under its control. Delta Air Lines 26

May 15, 2018 6:17 PM American Airlines tightens rules for travelling with emotional support animals

Amphibians, insects, rodents have been added to list of animals excluded by air carrier If you're planning on travelling with your emotional support ferret, spider or snake, American Airlines says those animals are among several that will be prohibited starting July 1. The carrier on Monday unveiled new rules for travelling with emotional support animals 18