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Updated: Jun 16, 2018

​ ​ ​ WiFi now available on Air Canada's international flights.

​Air Canada has begun offering next-generation, satellite connectivity on its wide-body international fleet with the introduction of Air Canada Wi-Fi provided by Gogo. ​ Starting with flights operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the new service will be the fastest available on any Canadian airline and makes Air Canada the first Canadian carrier to offer customers the ability to stream TV and movies in-flight through the internet. ​ Air Canada customers on international wide-body flights will have access to the fastest internet service available on any Canadian carrier, Air Canada Wi-Fi will make traveling more enjoyable whether you're connecting with family and friends, watching a favorite movie or TV program on the internet, or scrolling through your social media feeds. The speed and reliability of Air Canada Wi-Fi will also make it an excellent productivity tool for business travelers, who will be able to keep in touch and work during their journey so they can stay up-to-date and arrive fully prepared for any meeting or event. ​ Air Canada Satellite Wi-Fi is now available on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and on Air Canada Rouge's narrow-body fleet. ​ The entire Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge wide-body fleet – including the Boeing 777-200LR, 787-8/9 and Airbus 330 and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER – is scheduled to be equipped with the system by mid-2019. ​ Customers can choose from a selection of Wi-Fi packages to suit their needs and Air Canada is offering special introductory pricing for the service starting at $5 on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER fleet until August 31, 2018. Customers can determine if a flight has Wi-Fi available by an icon displayed at time of booking or, for upcoming flights, by consulting ​ In addition to the satellite connectivity available on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and the Air Canada Rouge Airbus narrow-body fleet, Air Canada and Air Canada Express also offer customers Wi-Fi connectivity through a ground-based system provided by Gogo on their narrow-body Airbus A319/320/321, Embraer 175/190 and Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft travelling within North America. ​

New itinerary and early start mark Uncruise's 2019 Alaska season. ​ ​

A new itinerary and an earlier start to the season are among the highlights of UnCruise Adventures’ 2019 Alaska program. ​ Starting April 6 – the earliest start in the company’s history - seven small ships sail 142 departures on 11 itineraries. ​ From April through September, boutique yachts and expedition ships sail adventure cruises lasting one to two weeks from homeports of Seattle, WA; Ketchikan, Juneau, Petersburg and Sitka, Alaska. Ships carry 22 to 90 guests. ​ In spring 2019, UnCruise will feature 24 Alaska Awakening departures in April and May and will begin spring sailings the earliest in company history. New itinerary Among the sailings is a new Alaska’s Glacier Country itinerary sailing roundtrip from Juneau. The 90-guest S.S. Legacy and the 36-guest Safari Explorer sail 36 departures with one day in Glacier Bay National Park. The itinerary also explores Icy Strait, Endicott Arm with Dawes Glacier, Fords Terror Wilderness Area, as well as searches for humpback whales in Chatham Strait and Frederick Sound.

New service marks first route to Tianjin and Shenzhen from Canada. ​

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated the arrival of Hainan Airlines and its inaugural flight between YVR and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) via Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN). The twice-weekly service marks the first route to Shenzhen and Tianjin from Canada and is Tianjin’s first connection to North America. ​ Coinciding with the Canada-China Year of Tourism, the year-round service will further link Canada to two exciting cities in China. ​ YVR now has the most Mainland Chinese carriers in North America and, when combined with Air Canada’s existing services to this important market, is now well established as a leading connecting hub between Asia and the Americas. ​ The route will be operated on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with a seat configuration of 36 Business class and 177 Economy class seats. Hainan Airlines will depart from YVR at 11:30 a.m. and arrive at TSN at 2:15 p.m. (+1), before continuing the journey. The flight arrives at SZX at 7:45 p.m. On return, it departs SZX at 7:25 a.m. and arrives at TSN at 10:25 a.m. before departing Tianjin and arriving at YVR at 9:30 a.m.

YVR Celebrates New Services to Zurich and Paris.

Air Canada expands its European connections with two seasonal services. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated the launch of two new, non-stop seasonal services: Air Canada’s thrice-weekly service to Zurich that had its inaugural flight on 7th June As well as four-time weekly service to Paris, launched on 8th June. These new routes will further connect YVR’s passengers with two key European cities. Air Canada will service the new routes with their state-of-the-art 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring Air Canada’s Signature Class lie-flat pod suites, Premium Economy and Economy Class seats. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

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