Air Canada News Thread

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  1. ACMM
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    Thought we could use a thread for general Air Canada in the general news?
    I will start below.
     
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    Great idea for non-specific news coverage.
     
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    Air Canada Suspends Cargo Shipments to the USA

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    Last updated Wednesday March 9 at 5:24 p.m.
    TORONTO, ON: Air Canada Cargo has issued a bulletin to all customers on March 9th informing them that an emergency change to US security measures means they will not be able to ship any air cargo to the US until they can ensure compliance.

    The text of their bulletin follows:

    “The US Transport Security Administration (TSA) has issued an emergency amendment to security measures which will take effect March 10, 2011.

    Given the short notice, it will not be possible for us to implement the necessary measures to ensure compliance and as a result, we are required to embargo all cargo flown to the US effective March 10, 2011 until further notice. Shipments already accepted prior to this date will be carried to destination.

    Discussions continue with TSA as well as other country security agencies to find ways to mitigate this situation as quickly as possible.

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    Worth a try I guess... now it may be hard to keep discussion on many topics and if so then we just let this thread die and do it one thread at a time ... whatever works best :)
     
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    I think those of us who are known for posting links to stories are fairly apt at separating out those stories that are likely to generate enough interest/conversation to warrant their own threads, from those that don't.
     
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    I am curious - does anyone have any details behind this? I have not seen (maybe missed) anything real in the news about it.
     
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    Air Canada slashes routes, forecasts

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    "Air Canada cut “no longer profitable routes” and lowered its 2011 forecast on Wednesday because of high jet fuel costs, just days after it tacked on a $10 each way fuel surcharge. Canada’s biggest airline now expect 2011 system-wide capacity growth of 4.5% to 5.5%, down from 5.5% to 6.5% forecast just last month. The company expects jet fuel to cost an average of 76 cents per litre in the first quarter and 87 cents a litre for the year as a whole."

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    Also in the Globe and Mail

    "Air Canada (AC.B-T2.72-0.04-1.45%) is suspending a number of unprofitable routes and slashing planned seat capacity as it grapples with soaring fuel costs.
    The airline’s move, revising a capacity forecast published just five weeks ago, highlights the extent to which fuel costs are straining the industry. It also illustrates the sector’s increasing willingness to make tough calls in order to protect profits, with a number of U.S. airlines having made similar revisions recently."
     
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    AC's cutting some unprofitable routes.

    • Ottawa—Thunder Bay
      • Ottawa—Washington Dulles
        • Montreal—Washington Dulles
          • Calgary—Chicago
            • Calgary—San Francisco
              • Calgary—London, ON
     
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    Calgary is getting hit. Surprises me. More load from YEG maybe?
     

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