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  • Air Canada revealed a partnership with The Landline Company to connect airports in the Hamilton and Waterloo regions with Toronto Pearson’s global airline hub
  • Passengers will be able to book a single itinerary combining luxury motorcoach services with Air Canada flights
  • The services will begin operating as a pilot project from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and the Region of Waterloo International Airport in May 2024
  • Shares of Air Canada are down 0.28 per cent to C$17.84 as of 11:45 am ET

Air Canada (TSX:AC) has revealed a partnership with The Landline Company to connect airports in the Hamilton and Waterloo regions with Toronto Pearson’s global airline hub.

In a news release, the airline company stated that passengers will be able to book a single itinerary combining luxury motorcoach services with Air Canada flights.

A pilot program is expected to launch in May 2024 and will operate from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and the Region of Waterloo International Airport.

“Customers travelling between airports on Landline’s premium motorcoaches will enjoy the same benefits as those making air-only connections, including the convenience of a single itinerary, through-checked baggage when departing Hamilton or Region of Waterloo, disruption protection and Aeroplan earning opportunities,” Alexandre Lefevre, vice president network planning, North America, and scheduling, at Air Canada, said in a statement. “We will look to further expand our regional network in Canada through our Landline partnership, as it also advances our sustainability programs by potentially removing tens of thousands of vehicles from the road each year.”

Landline will operate six, non-stop round trips daily to Toronto Pearson from the Hamilton and Region of Waterloo airports in Southern Ontario.

Air Canada customers will be able to check in as normal for their flights and obtain boarding passes for all segments of their trip. At a designated stop at both airports, passengers will board an Air Canada-branded motorcoach and their checked baggage will be loaded. Once arriving at Toronto Pearson, passengers will proceed directly through security screening as their checked bags will transfer to their connecting flights.

In other Air Canada news this week, the airline will participate in a mediation process with the Air Line Pilots Association in hopes of securing a new labour agreement with the group that represents more than 5,000 Air Canada pilots.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline that provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada, the United States and Internationally on six continents.

Shares of Air Canada are down 0.28 per cent to C$17.84 as of 11:45 am ET.

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