Air Canada is moving to begin contract negotiations with its pilots union early in hopes of avoiding the acrimony that marked the last round talks that ended up being eventually settled by a federal arbitrator.
An Air Canada flight to Tel Aviv circled above Israel's main international airport before landing on Friday after rockets were fired at the airport. The Israeli army confirmed that rockets were fired at Ben Gurion Airport Friday morning. They were all shot down by Israel's Iron Dome defence system.
Shares of Air Canada hit a more than six-year high Friday after industry analysts upgraded their outlook for the country's largest carrier on "fundamental" cost-cutting moves and improving passenger travel demand.
Actor Rob Lowe called out Air Canada's low-cost carrier 'rouge' via Twitter early this week, poking fun at the cabin crew's Justin Timberlake-inspired uniforms and complaining about lack of legroom on the flight.
Air Canada's machinists union wants the country's labour relations board to ensure it represents workers at the airline's low-cost subsidiary Air Canada Rouge and Sky Regional Airlines, an privately owned partner.