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Monday, June 11, 2018

June 11 Update: Air Canada adds fast satellite Wi-Fi to international fleet, Canalta Rewards-Humboldt Broncos donation update & more


Air Canada has expanded their Wi-Fi options on their planes which we have become accustomed to mostly for flights within North America to some of their international flights:
Air Canada has begun offering next-generation, satellite connectivity on its wide-body international fleet with the introduction of Air Canada Wi-Fi provided by Gogo. Starting with flights operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the new service will be the fastest available on any Canadian airline and makes Air Canada the first Canadian carrier to offer customers the ability to stream TV and movies in-flight through the internet.

Air Canada Satellite Wi-Fi is now available on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and on Air Canada Rouge's narrow-body fleet. The entire Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge wide-body fleet – including the Boeing 777-200LR, 787-8/9 and Airbus 330 and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER – is scheduled to be equipped with the system by mid-2019. Customers can choose from a selection of Wi-Fi packages to suit their needs and Air Canada is offering special introductory pricing for the service starting at $5 on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER fleet until August 31, 2018. Customers can determine if a flight has Wi-Fi available by an icon displayed at time of booking or, for upcoming flights, by consulting www.aircanada.com/wifi.


Since early April Canalta Rewards members have been donating their points to help the Humboldt Broncos after their tragedy. The donations closed towards the end of May and members donated a total of $17,250 of their points to the cause! Canalta Rewards topped up the amount to provide the full donation of $20,000 to the SJHL Player Assistance Program. These funds will be used to help support the team as they work towards returning for the 2019 season. Bill Chow (President of the SJHL) can be seen accepting the cheque from Gary Hoffert (Regional VP of Canalta Hotels) on behalf of the SJHL and Humboldt Broncos.

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