Canada Airports

Airport Privatization Is About To Take Off In Canada

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

What happens when the private sector takes over? While airports may seem like monopolies which have no incentive to reduce ticket prices, it is important to recognize the effective and potential competition with which they are faced.

Privatizing Canadian Airports Will Be A Boon For Travellers

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

The federal government seems to be seriously considering the privatization of Canada's major airports. It has asked Credit Suisse AG, a top investment bank, to analyze several privatization options. This would be good news indeed for the Canadian air travel industry, and ultimately for Canadian travellers.

Airports Must Be Good Neighbours To The Communities Around Them

Hillary Marshall | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Business
Hillary Marshall

happen to believe that airports have a unique opportunity to engage those around us and welcome newcomers to the neighbourhood. After all, our surrounding communities rely on one another to grow and thrive, and without one, we do not have the other.

Layover At LAX? How To Make The Most Of Your Time

Discover LA | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Discover LA

Layovers don't necessarily mean endless hours of waiting and mindlessly flipping the same magazine over and over again. In fact, a layover can mean an extra fun pit stop to your vacation, depending on how many hours you have.

How To Keep Your Sanity Intact During A Layover

travelcuts | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Whether you're a seasoned globetrotter, or earning your wings as a first time flyer, chances are you want to make the most of your travels. There's always a chance, however, that you'll have to layover somewhere (and you're going to hate it). So, as travelers attempt to fly further for cheaper, the chance they'll experience diverted routes, layovers and delays becomes more likely. Here's how to best spend your time during an inevitable lengthy layover.

We Must Prioritize Smarter Transit Options To And From Airports

Hillary Marshall | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
Hillary Marshall

They are small cities that create employment for thousands of people, from air traffic controllers and baggage handlers, to pilots and taxi drivers. Without connectivity, getting to and from flights becomes an issue, but getting to and from work can be an even bigger challenge.

World's Coolest Airports Prove Travel Really Is About The Journey

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Flights mean frisky security, long layovers and unexpected delays, which can sometimes make for unpleasant travel experiences. Still, your airport journey doesn't always have to be terrible. Here are some cool airports that will make you forget about all your travel baggage.

Alternative Airports For Business Travellers

Brian Robertson | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Brian Robertson

Beating the crowds when travelling for business doesn't have to mean taking a 4am flight or flying on Christmas Day, as many business hub destinations...

How Eco-Minded Airports Are Keeping Up With Global Travel

Hillary Marshall | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Travel
Hillary Marshall

The world of global travel is changing. It's becoming more accessible and affordable; some might even say it's a necessity. Experts predict that air travel will double by the mid-2030s. It's boosting our economies, creating access to opportunities in local, national and international markets, and fueling adventure like never before. But it's also impacting our planet.

Duty-Free Shopping Is Not Always A Deal

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

While some items are absolutely worth buying at duty free, others are likely the same price that you'd find at stores around your own city (and you don't have to lug them around in your carry-on). We've done some research and discovered what you should pick up and what you should leave behind the next time you're killing time at the airport.

How to Help Someone With Dementia Sail Through Airport Security

AlzLIVE | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Living
AlzLIVE

Navigating through an airport with a family member who has Alzheimer's can be a nail-biting excursion. Unfamiliar surroundings heighten confusion, impair the ability to follow directions and trigger agitation -- none of which you want to experience as you're getting body-scanned by airport security. Here's how to get through it all with as little hassle as possible.

We Need to Fix Canada's Half-Baked Airport Security System

Colin Kenny | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

As much as I wish the festive season was all eggnog and Christmas carols, the fact of the matter is the holidays have some drawbacks. Top among these is the stress of travelling during the busiest time of the year, which is made even worse by Canada's half-baked airport security system.

Grounded? The Five Best Airport Hotels for Stranded Canadians

Trivago.ca | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Hotel search trivago.ca analyzed every hotel within two kilometers of Canada's five most notoriously weather-delayed airports, to help grounded travellers stay in the ideal airport hotel during the nightmare of holiday delays.

Underwater Tunnel To Toronto Airport Finally Happening

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Business

An underwater walkway tunnel to an airport isn't something that most cities spend $82 million on, but for Toronto it's a reality. The 200-metre tu...

YVR Ranked In Top 10 World's Best Airports

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver International Airport is the only North American hub to crack the top 10 global list of best airports, beating even London Heathrow. ...

As Pearson Airport's Curator, I'm Bringing Art to New Heights

Lee Petrie | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Travel
Lee Petrie

When I walk into Toronto Pearson International Airport, I see a blank canvas and feel a sense of possibility. As Toronto Pearson's curator I'm responsible for programming the exhibition spaces at the airport, ensuring that it reflects the vitality of the local arts and cultural community.

Canadian Flight Prices Need to Ground

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Perhaps you flew off for holidays this summer. Compare any return flights between pairs of cities in Europe and in Canada, with roughly the same distance, and you'll notice a staggering difference in price. Flying from an airport south of the border is cheaper, too.

Does Toronto Airport Plan Hijack Obama, Wynne Vision for the Great Lakes?

Krystyn Tully | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Krystyn Tully

"To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage." - Confucius Hear that sound? That's a collective murmur rippling across Toronto in the wa...

En Francais?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's bilingualism watchdog is going undercover at eight major airports to see if travellers are served equally well in English and French...

Hopping On A Plane Any Time Soon? Tips For Dressing For Your Flight

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Faced with long lineups, security checks and idling in the lounge prior to takeoff, even a short-haul flight can feel lengthy for travellers...

Vic Toews Toes the Big Brother Line Once Again

Michael Geist | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Michael Geist

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is once against in the centre of a major privacy backlash. It has been reported that Canada Border Services has installed surveillance equipment in the Ottawa airport that will allow for eavesdropping on conversations. Canada has already suffered two serious threats to their privacy in recent months. Does it really need a third?

He, She, It -- Does It Really Matter What our Gender is on Passports?

Aviva Rubin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada
Aviva Rubin

Passport Canada is looking into policy changes to the gender requirement on passport, and introducing a "genderless" passport for transgendered peoples. But the question isn't whether we should introduce a third "gender" to passport policies, but rather, should there be gender at all on passports?

Privacy Czar Lashes Out Air Security Agency

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's privacy czar says the national air security agency is collecting too much information about travellers, and sometimes breaches the l...

Creative Spaces: Airports Don't Need to Be Sheer Misery

Rana Florida | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada Business
Rana Florida

It's Going To Cost A Bit More To Head To The U.S.

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

Canadian and Mexican travellers are once again going to have to swallow a $5.50 tax if they enter the United States by air or sea. A U.S.-...