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Friday, August 5, 2022
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Pearson seeing fewer flight delays, shorter wait times for baggage, says GTAA CEO

The head of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which oversees Toronto Pearson airport, says the facility is seeing “measurable improvements” in flight delays, cancellations, luggage delivery and wait times. CEO Deborah Flint addressed media on Friday (Aug. 5) at YYZ.

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ArriveCAN advance declaration to expand to more airports; “eGates” arrive at YYZ

Canada Border Services Agency says it plans to expand the Advance CBSA Declaration feature within ArriveCAN to other airports around the country "in the coming months." Meanwhile, "eGates" for customs and immigration declaration have officially opened at Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson airport.

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WestJet reports high flight completion rate for July; an FAQ on cancellations, lost bags

In its latest operational update, WestJet’s on Friday (Aug. 5) indicated that it “led amongst major Canadian air carriers” from July 1-31 in terms of flight completion times. WestJet completed 97.5% of all scheduled flights that month, with 82% of scheduled and operated flights arriving within 45 minutes of scheduled times, according to Cirium.

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8 recommendations ACTA has submitted to Ottawa's Tourism Growth Strategy

The federal government has opened a stakeholder consultation on its Tourism Growth Strategy to plot a course for growth, investment and stability in Canada’s travel and tourism sector. In response, ACTA has submitted eight recommendations that support travel agencies and independent travel agents.

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Royal Caribbean outlines revised testing rules for most U.S. sailings

Clarifying information that was shared in a conference call last month, Royal Caribbean has posted an official update to its testing requirements for most U.S.-based itineraries. Starting Aug. 8, 2022, fully vaccinated guests will only have to show a test result at boarding if the sailing is six nights or longer.

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Quark launches 2022 Canadian Arctic season with new ship Ultramarine

Quark Expeditions is celebrating a successful inaugural voyage of Ultramarine in the Canadian Arctic. On Aug. 1, 2022, Quark Expeditions' newest vessel embarked on the 17-day Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin voyage, which is one of the operator's five expeditions that explore the Canadian High Arctic.

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Swan Hellenic welcomes Gordon Dirker as VP of sales, North America

Swan Hellenic has announced that Gordon Dirker has been appointed vice-president of sales, North America. Dirker, who previously worked at Celestyal Cruises and Hurtigruten, will join the company on Aug. 8. Dirker also spent 18 years in progressively senior roles at TTC.

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Tourcan has a new online air booking engine

Tourcan Vacations is offering agents the opportunity to book their client’s air arrangements directly on their new online booking engine that was launched this week.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Flair adds non-stop Toronto-Cancun flights, moves Los Angeles service to LAX

Flair Airlines is adding another route to its Mexico network with twice weekly service to Cancun from Toronto starting November 3. The low-cost airline is also moving its Los Angeles operations from Hollywood Burbank Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, effective Oct. 31.

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On Location: PAX joins agents in unlocking the secrets of Secrets St. Martin

Exclusive: PAX joins Air Canada Vacations, AMR Collection and travel advisors on a tour of the new Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa, which first opened March 1, 2020, and then re-opened in April of 2021 after a pandemic shutdown. The 258-suite property, tucked away in calm-watered Anse Marcel cove, is a newly-renovated takeover that is unlike any other Secrets.

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Canada Jetlines postpones launch as licensing evaluation continues

Canada’s newest airline has postponed its launch date as federal regulators continue their licensing evaluation. Canada Jetlines, which was supposed to begin flights out of Toronto Pearson to Winnipeg and Moncton on Aug. 15, says its inaugural day has been rescheduled to Aug. 29, 2022.

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