Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) has lodged an appeal to the World Bank to repatriate ticket revenue from Venezuela. The Canadian national carrier registered a case with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes on January 13 to recover USD35 million in blocked funds. A tribunal is yet to be constituted.
International airlines have found it increasingly difficult to convert funds from the Bolivar since 2003, when rates were fixed and strict controls on exchange were ...
Jazz Air (QK, Halifax) has taken delivery of its first two CRJ-900s following the arrival of C-FJZD (msn 15420) and C-FJZL (msn 15421) in Halifax last week.
The aircraft are part of a firm order for five Chorus Aviation placed with Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) in April last year which also included purchase rights for an additional five CRJ-900 aircraft.
The agreement also provided for the reconfiguration of Jazz Air's sixteen CRJ-705s into CRJ-900 aircraft with 76 seats.
In a statement, the Canadian carrier said the A330-300-operated flights will begin on June 18 and run through until October 29.
"We are thrilled to feature our very first destination in the Middle East. The demand for a direct Montreal-Tel Aviv flight was high for travellers visiting friends and family in the two cities and those in ...