Meetings Canada



WestJet Tops for Corporate Social Responsibility

November 17, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet is the most reputable Canadian company for corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to a new study by the Reputation Institute, a research and advisory firm for reputation, it was announced last month. The results are based on


WestJet CEO One of Most 50 Influential People

July 7, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — Alberta Venture magazine has named WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People for 2016, it was announced July 4. First published by the magazine in 1997, Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People list


Porter Denies Sale Rumours

February 10, 2016 by Lori Smith

Porter Airlines has informed CBC News via email that it is not looking for a buyer. The denial follows an article published in the Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 edition of The Globe and Mail which reported that Porter’s financial backers “have been actively looking for


Air Canada Elevating In-Flight and Lounge Dining

September 19, 2015 by Lori Smith
Yellowfin Tuna Tataki, Chef David Hawksworth for Air Canada Partners with Chef David Hawksworth

After a cross-country search, Air Canada selected award-winning Canadian chef David Hawksworth, owner of Hawksworth Restaurant in Vancouver, to design an array of signature dishes, which will be featured in the carrier’s International Business Class and in its Maple Leaf Lounges. The partnership


WestJet Increasing Service in East

January 22, 2015 by Lori Smith

WestJet has announced its largest increase in service to and from Halifax, Nova Scotia since it started landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in 2003. “Halifax is at the core of our service increase across Atlantic Canada, now marking WestJet


More Airlift to Germany

May 28, 2014 by Lori Smith

German carrier Lufthansa has expanded its long-haul services from Montreal to include its Frankfurt hub and is launching a new route from Toronto to Munich. The new Montreal-Frankfurt service started on May 16th and will continue operation until October 12.


Air Canada Expands Service to Europe

October 10, 2013 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is undertaking a major expansion of international service to Europe from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary in 2014. Highlights of the Summer 2012 schedule include: introduction of year-round non-stop service from Toronto to Milan, Italy with up to


Aer Lingus to Open Direct Toronto to Dublin Service in 2014

July 3, 2013 by Lori Smith

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline, will open a new direct service route between Toronto and Dublin, beginning April 2014. The new service, which will benefit both MICE and leisure markets, will operate daily during the peak summer season and up


Porter Begins Electronic Ticketing

April 8, 2013 by Lori Smith

Porter Airlines is now offering electronic ticketing for travel agencies. The program will rollout first to Sabre GDS travel agencies in North America through ARC and BSP. Amadeus and Travelport compatibility will follow later this year.


WestJet Announces Scheduled Service to Cuba

April 1, 2010 by Christine Otsuka

WestJet is now flying between Toronto and Varadero, Cayo Coco and Hoguin, Cuba, on a scheduled basis, starting April 1.


Skyservice Shuts Down

March 31, 2010 by Christine Otsuka

The Skyservice chartered airline shut down its operations Wednesday after filing for receivership.