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Air CanadaCargo Globally Certified For Safe Transport of Animals.
Air Canada Cargo have achieved
the first CEIV Live Animals certification in the world,Passenger, Cargo and Security.
Proper handling and transporting of live animals is a very important aspect of the cargo supply chain, with many unique complexities. Global standards and expertise are key to the safe and humane transportation by air of this precious cargo.
For more information on Air Canada Cargo's transportation of live animals, visit Air Canada Cargo's website.
IATA launched the new standardized global certification program to improve and reinforce the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air earlier this year.
Air Canada Cargo was chosen to undergo a pilot for the program.
Over several months from January to July, as part of a thorough audit,
IATA's specialists reviewed Air Canada Cargo's live animal transport policies and procedures in its Montreal facility.
Compliance with Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) was fully reviewed as was compliance with protocols like the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Wow Air Coming To Vancouver.
WOW air, Iceland's only ultra-low cost airline, is expanding its Canadian services by opening a new route in Vancouver.
Starting June 2019, there will be six weekly flights out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) with one-way fares to Reykjavik starting for as low as $129.
The route, operating A321neo aircraft, a first for YVR, will connect Canadians travellers to New Delhi, Tel Aviv and other European destinations*.
Stopover in Reykjavik
The new route also includes a stopover in Reykjavik, where they can stay for as long as they wish with the WOW Stopover. This option gives travellers the flexibility to break up a long journey and discover the natural beauty of the Northern Lights, the Blue Lagoon, the Landbrotalaug Hot Spring and many more exciting destinations Iceland has to offer.
*Promotion for the new route offers fares as low as $129 to Iceland and $199 to European destinations such as Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Lyon, Milan and Berlin. Prices for New Delhi are from $329 and Tel Aviv $249.
Travel period for the promotion is June and September through October 25 2019. Prices for WOW premium start from $658.
Alaska Airlines Raises Checked Baggage Fee.
Alaska Airlines Raises Checked Bag Fee to $30, Matching Rivals.
Alaska Airlines is the latest U.S. airline to jump on the fee-hike bandwagon.
The Seattle-based carrier said that, effective Dec. 5, it will increase baggage fees to the now-standard $30 for the first bag and $40 for the second.
The airline is thus falling in line with the U.S. airline industry, where, with the exception of Southwest, the price to check luggage is a minimum of $30 one-way.
Alaska passengers, however, will see a bigger increase if they choose to check a second bag, because Alaska was charging $25 for an additional bag, below the then-standard $35 on other lines.
Alaska is also raising the price for a third checked bag, from $75 to $100. American, Delta and United charge $150 for the same service.
Carriers say that the fee increases are a response to higher expenses, in particular, jet fuel, which is 50 percent more expensive than it was a year ago. Carrying more luggage adds to the weight of the plane, and thus, consumes more fuel, this argument goes.
However, one unintended result is that many passengers attempt to lug all their belongings in their carry-on bags, leading to overstuffed bins. As a result, more airlines are charging for carry-ons, as well.