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Air Canada raises $1.2 billion to keep flying in pandemic

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:40 AM

Coronavirus-hit Air Canada raises funds through an offering of shares and convertible senior notes

FLAG CARRIER. An Air Canada Boeing 700-200. Photo from Shutterstock

Air Canada to lay off half its workforce as virus bites

May 16, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Air Canada, which employs about 38,000 people, says it does not expect a return to normal for a long time

AIR CANADA. Planes parked at the Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Canada. Photo from Shutterstock

Air Canada's Q1 2020 loss surpasses Can$1 billion

May 04, 2020 - 11:00 PM

'We are now living through the darkest period ever in the history of commercial aviation,' says Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu

FLAG CARRIER. An Air Canada Boeing 700-200. Photo from Shutterstock

Air Canada to rehire 16,500 workers laid off due to pandemic

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:55 PM

(UPDATED) Air Canada says it will bring back the people it had furloughed, through a planned Canadian government relief package

AIR CANADA. Planes parked at the Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Canada. Photo from Shutterstock

Air Canada to temporarily lay off half its workforce

Mar 31, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Air Canada says 15,200 employees and about 1,300 managers will be temporarily laid off in the 2nd quarter of 2020

EMERGENCY LANDING. File photo of an Air Canada Boeing 700-200. Shutterstock

Air Canada to lay off more than 5,000 flight attendants – union

Mar 21, 2020 - 10:15 AM

'When conditions permit and service resumes, these employees will be recalled,' says Air Canada

AIR CANADA. Planes parked at the Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Canada. Photo from Shutterstock

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Hawaii

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Air Canada flight AC33 from Vancouver to Sydney hit trouble around two hours beyond Hawaii and diverted back to the US island chain's capital Honolulu, says a company statement

EMERGENCY LANDING. File photo of an Air Canada Boeing 700-200. Shutterstock

No Canadians: Air France unions insist on a French CEO

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Nine out of 10 Air France unions say it is 'inconceivable' that the company falls into the hands of a foreign executive

NO WAY. File photo of Air France-KLM planes. AFP Photo

Air Canada jet skids off Halifax runway, at least 23 injured

Mar 29, 2015 - 3:07 PM

UPDATED Eighteen of the 23 people sent to the hospital are released within hours

NOSE GONE. Handout image released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada showing an Air Canada Airbus A320 which slid off the runway following a hard landing in poor weather conditions in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 29 March 2015. Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout/EPA