Major airlines have started to impose bans on ‘Smart luggage’ – luggage that can charge phones or be driven around the airport.
Effective July 19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require additional screening measures for customers flying on international flights bound for the U.S.
Due to ongoing Forest Fires affecting British Columbia, both Air Canada and WestJet have stepped in to offer discounts on flights out of the BC interior.
Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the U.S.A.
On Tuesday, May 16, construction on Runway 05/23 at Toronto Pearson International Airport was completed and the first aircraft to use the rehabilitated surface landed. The runway work, which began on March 28, was a critical infrastructure project, required for the safe operation of the airport today and in the future.
Required runway construction at Toronto Pearson is resulting in reduced runway capacity and could impact aircraft traffic into and out of the airport.
Effective March 25th, 2017 in accordance with new United States government regulations, all passengers travelling on United States-bound flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa are prohibited from carrying electronic devices larger than a smartphone or exceeding 16 x 9.3 x 1.5 cm (h x w x d) in the cabin of the aircraft.
At 16:42 EST on Friday January 27th, President Trump signed an executive order titled Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States, effectively banning visitors travelling from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen for a period of 90 days. In addition, all refugee admissions are to be halted for 120 days, with the entry of Syrian refugees suspended indefinitely.
This is a reminder that effective November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals must obtain an eTA before boarding a flight to Canada.
In light of the many recent cases of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that have caught fire and the cessation of further manufacture of this model by Samsung Corporation throughout the world. Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in Canada and the United States.