WEEKLY NEWS | Boeing 737 - Air Canada Updates
Air Canada announced that with the removal of the 737 Max 8’s from their fleet schedule, they would be accommodating all affected routes until at least July 2019 with updated changes. They had since updated their April and May schedule and are looking to do so up until at least July. Air Canada’s cancellation and rebooking policies are in place with full fee waiver for affected customers.
“The Boeing 737 MAX accounted for 6% of Air Canada’s total flying, but there is a domino effect from removing the 737s from our fleet that impacts the schedule and ultimately will impact some customers. We have been working very hard to minimize that impact. To bring certainty to our schedule for our customers when booking and travelling, we are revising our schedule until July and we have taken several steps to continue delivering substantially all of our planned capacity through our global network. Customers who have travel plans between now and July can be reassured that we will keep them informed every step of the way as we revise our schedule. We have a deep global network and many partner airlines to provide solutions so serving our customers and minimizing any disruption is our first priority. We remain committed to delivering the same safe, reliable transportation customers expect from Air Canada. Customers can continue to book and travel on Air Canada with full confidence.” said Lucie Guillemette, Air Canada’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
With Air Canada’s low carrier such as WOW Airlines, which was recently acquired, they have also hired other carriers to provide capacity with this change, one being Air Transat on a temporarily basis, such as the Montreal and Cancun route. In worse case scenarios, they have also had to suspend routes and make small changes to their routes to accommodate this adjustment. Those route suspensions have been adjusted as a temporary solution until they can resume service.
The Luxe and Lavish Travels Team