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WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

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WestJet’s Santa Claus surprises travellers at Winnipeg’s airport on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Travellers at 12 Canadian airports have been gifted the joy of Christmas magic over the last several weeks as WestJet surprised guests as part of its annual Christmas Miracle celebration.

The Calgary-based airline’s 12 Flights of Christmas made a pitstop in Winnipeg on November 21, where members of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed an abbreviated version of Nutcracker.

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Edmonton Airport Travellers Can Read Free Short Stories While Waiting for Flight

Edmonton Airport Travellers Can Read Free Short Stories While Waiting for Flight

By The Canadian Press

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Megan Hall takes a printout from a short story dispenser at Edmonton International Airport in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Traci Bednard)

EDMONTON – Weary air travellers heading out from Edmonton can break up the wait with a free short story.

Edmonton International Airport has a Short Story Dispenser in its main terminal.

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WestJet, Delta Sign Preliminary Deal to Deepen Cross-Border Partnership

WestJet, Delta Sign Preliminary Deal to Deepen Cross-Border Partnership

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

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WestJet and Delta Air Lines plan to form a joint venture that will enhance transborder service and deepen the relationship between the two companies.

They said in a statement early Wednesday that the joint venture, which has yet to be approved, would increase travel choices between Canada and the United States along with enhanced frequent flyer benefits.

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Air Transat Slammed, Fined for Handling of Hours-Long Tarmac Delay

Air Transat Slammed, Fined for Handling of Hours-Long Tarmac Delay

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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An Air Transat Airbus A330 lands at Montreal’s Trudeau Airport, Sunday, July 31, 2016. A federal agency is ordering Air Transat to cover out-of-pocket expenses for passengers caught in an hours-long tarmac delay this summer as part of a ruling that lays blame solely on the airline for the fiasco. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

OTTAWA – Air Transat failed its passengers during a sweltering, hours-long ordeal aboard two of its grounded aircraft this summer, a federal agency ruled Thursday as it fined the airline $295,000 and ordered it to cover the out-of-pocket expenses of affected passengers.

The Canadian Transportation Agency said Air Transat broke a tariff agreement with customers that governs when passengers can be let off a flight due to a tarmac delay.

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Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace: Jackman-Atkinson

Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, The Neepawa Banner & Press

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A World War II bomber sits on display near Edmonston, N.B. (PAT BRENNAN PHOTO)

NEEPAWA, Man. — The airplane is an iconic image of World War II. While planes were used in WWI, their transformation from a mostly reconnaissance tool to a full-fledged weapon was a defining characteristic of the Second World War. From dogfights over Europe to bombers over Japan, the airplane played a crucial role in bringing the battlefield to the skies.

What many people don’t know, however, is the important role Canada played in preparing aircrews, including pilots, air observers, navigators, wireless operators, air gunners and flight engineers for the front lines.

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Winnipeg Airport Passenger Traffic Up as New Restaurant Set to Open

Winnipeg Airport Passenger Traffic Up as New Restaurant Set to Open

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

WINNIPEG — Passenger traffic soared 7.4 percent in the third quarter at James Richardson International Airport compared to the same period last year.

New figures released Tuesday by the Winnipeg Airports Authority also report this past July and August were the two busiest months on record.

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