Aeroplan to launch charter airline after Air Canada partnership ends

Aeroplan aims to get into the airline business by offering charter flights to its most popular destinations as the loyalty program prepares for the end of its exclusive partnership with Air Canada in 2020.

“We have routes where we have enough redemption demand today that we can fly a daily charter throughout the year on some particular routes,” Jeremy Rabe said in his first media interview since taking over in May as CEO of parent company Aimia Inc.

“Those will be dedicated Aeroplan aircraft that are flying just for Aeroplan.”

Aimia is in negotiations with potential airline partners to operate narrow-body aircraft ideally suited for flights to sun destinations in the Caribbean.
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A founder of WestJet and JetBlue commits to order 60 A220s, formerly known as Bombardier’s CSeries, for new U.S. airline

One of the founders of WestJet Airlines Ltd. and JetBlue Airways Corp. has committed to buy 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft for a new U.S. airline he’s launching.

A memorandum of understanding for the aircraft which was developed by Bombardier Inc. was announced at the Farnborough Air Show.
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JetBlue says Airbus joint venture with Bombardier secondary reason to order A220

Shares of Bombardier Inc. hit a nearly seven-year high Wednesday after the C Series jet it developed secured the largest order since the announcement of a joint venture with Airbus.

JetBlue Airways Corp. ordered 60 of the aircraft, renamed by Airbus as the A220-300, for delivery starting in 2020 with the option for another 60 starting in 2025.

The firm deal announced late Tuesday was valued at $5.4 billion US at list prices, but airlines typically receive large discounts.
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