If you follow any of the Canadian Tourism College social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram), you know that it’s no secret that airlines love to hire CTC grads. Alumni not only work as flight attendants, but also on the ground at YVR in positions such as passenger service agents.
AIR CANADA ROUGE
Fast facts: Service with Air Canada Rouge began in July 2013. Their fleet includes the Airbus A319-100, A321-200 and Boeing 767-300ERs.
Where they fly to: Covering the leisure and vacation market, Air Canada Rouge flies to the Caribbean, Mexico, the U.S., Europe, South America, Central America, Africa and Asia.
More about Air Canada Rouge: Flights are customizable, including various meal options, check-in and seating options, and in-flight entertainment via their Air Canada app. They even have wifi! Premium Rouge is available for those who prefer priority check-in boarding and premium meals and beverages with more legroom in-flight!
Fast Facts: Flair Airlines is an ultra-low-cost carrier that has been flying since 2003 and is based out of Kelowna, BC. Currently operates a fleet of Boeing 737-400 aircrafts.
Where they fly to: Abbotsford, Edmonton, Hamilton, Toronto, and Winnipeg.
More about Flair Airlines: Flair Airlines will get you from point A to point B as efficiently and low-cost as possible without having to pay for extras that you don’t want or need. Your flight is completely customizable, allowing you to choose options such as priority boarding or seat selection. For the most part, their main routes are non-stop. Another benefit to flying with Flair Airlines is that you are able to fly out of smaller airports, which can be a more relaxing experience than at your typical large airport.
Fast Facts: Sunwing started as a family business in 2002. They operate Boeing 737-800 aircrafts.
Where they fly to: The Caribbean, Mexico, Central America. Offers departures from 34 locations.
More about Sunwing: Sunwing has travel experts to help you design a personalized vacation, including tours and activities, on a budget you are comfortable with. They have been voted “best leisure carrier” in both the greater Toronto Area and in Vancouver. Not only do they have award-winning in-flight service, they also operate one of Canada’s most environmentally conscious fleets, as the Boeing 737-800 are known to be one of the most fuel-efficient aircrafts out there.
Fast Facts: Service began in February 1996. They operate a modern fleet of Boeing 767-300, and the Boeing Next-Generation 737-600, 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft. WestJet Encore operates a fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.
Where they fly to: Various destinations within Canada, Europe, Mexico, the U.S., and the Caribbean and Central America.
More about WestJet: WestJet prides itself on being extremely customer service focused, with their flight attendants being named the industry’s best in a 2010 survey of air travelers. They moved into the business travel market in 2002 and began flying to the US in 2004. Their first international destination was to the Bahamas in 2006. In 2007, WestJet was named in the top ten of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
Current Deals: Seat Sale! Take advantage of great savings on our beautiful destinations within Canada, and on travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Must book by April 5th and travel between April 17 – July 12 or August 20 – October 27 (Some blackout dates apply).
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