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Air Canada Helps Katrina Survivors  
User currently offlineHanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

It's nice to see that Air Canada is pitching in to help our neighbours to the South.  bigthumbsup 

Quote:
Air Canada provides rescue flights to evacuate New Orleans

In response to a request from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Air Canada is participating along with U.S. member airlines of the Air Transport Association, in a voluntary airline industry initiative to support rescue and relief operations in the region ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Air Canada today dispatched an Airbus A321 aircraft from Toronto to New Orleans, Louisiana, carrying bottled water and relief supplies. As part of the disaster relief effort organized by the Department of Homeland Security, Air Canada will operate shuttle flights on a continuous basis over the next several days to assist in the evacuation of approximately 25,000 victims, from New Orleans to the safety of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas.

Since Air Canada received the request for assistance yesterday evening from the Air Transport Association, of which it is a member, Air Canada employees worked around the clock to prepare and dispatch the donated aircraft and voluntary crew for the shuttle mission. The Air Canada Airbus A321 is the largest narrow-body aircraft in its fleet, capable of carrying up to 166 passengers and 5,600 kg of cargo.

"On behalf of the more than 30,000 employees of Air Canada and the entire ACE group of companies, I want to express our sadness and extend our condolences to those affected by this terrible catastrophe," said Robert Milton, Chairman, President and CEO of ACE Aviation Holdings, on board the first flight as it departed Toronto today at 1:00 p.m. en route to New Orleans. "Air Canada is proud to represent Canada in this relief effort and contribute to help those in greatest need, as quickly as possible."

In addition, Air Canada today announced a partnership with the Canadian Red Cross to help raise funds to assist people affected by Hurricane Katrina. Beginning as early as Saturday September 3, 2005, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz flight attendants will distribute and collect Red Cross donation envelopes on flights across its North American network in Canada and the U.S.
Vicky Karantzavelou (vicky@traveldailynews.com) -- Monday, September 05, 2005.



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User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1083 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2423 times:
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http://www.achorizons.ca/en/issues/2005/september/comments.htm


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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4990 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

From the US Embassy in Ottawa:

http://www.usembassycanada.gov/conte...mbconsul&document=wilkins_thankyou



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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

I'm (pleasantly) surprised that this is not getting the same reaction as the Beluga help thread.

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

I think US/Canada relations can be easily mended on an individual basis. Forget about the dopey governments! Thanks, AC, and it's generous employees!


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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Quoting LongHauler (Reply 2):
From the US Embassy in Ottawa:

That brought a tear to the eye! It's nice to be appreciated.



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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1161 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

Two thumbs up for AC!!!  thumbsup   thumbsup 


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User currently offlineKaniksu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

That's awesome! Do the airlines pay for this out of pocket?

User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Quoting Kaniksu (Reply 7):
That's awesome! Do the airlines pay for this out of pocket?

AC provided the acft and paid costs related to the operation (fuel etc) and the employee's all were volunteers.


User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

AC does something similer for the Children's Wish Foundation don't they? I seem to remember reading about a duo of 767's plus aircrew all donated to bring kids to Disneyworld in Florida. Great stuff!

GU



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User currently offlineHardkor From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Great job to everyone involved with Air Canada! In a tragedy such as this, as Canadians it's out responsibility to help as much as possible, as I believe the US would be there just as quickly for us.
My thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy in the US
Hardkor


User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Quoting Gearup (Reply 9):
AC does something similer for the Children's Wish Foundation don't they? I seem to remember reading about a duo of 767's plus aircrew all donated to bring kids to Disneyworld in Florida. Great stuff!

AC has it's own program "Dreams Take Flight" Every year groups of under privileged and/or disabled children are treated to a day at either DisneyWorld or Disneyland. The programs runs from most major AC stations (YHZ,YUL,YOW,YYZ,YWG,YYC,YEG,YVR). AC donates the equipment and the employee's volunteer their time. It is a year round program with many fundraising event's and drives to cover the costs. There are also corporate sponsors (eg: Cara provides the meals for the flights.)

http://www.dreamstakeflight.ca/


User currently offlineChgoflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

AC is a worldclass organization and that's why I always stick with them when possible. Just enjoyed ORD.YUL.LHR and it was truely special.


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User currently offlineChrisA330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

http://www.usembassycanada.gov/conte...mbconsul&document=wilkins_thankyou

Letter to Canadians from the US Ambassador to Canada. AC is mentioned...


User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

It really moved me when AC donated an A340 during the Asian Tsunami to fly relief and supplies over. And now here they are again coming to the rescue in the U.S. I wish I could have been part of the volunteer crew - what a life changing experience! Air Canada truly is a world class organization with a commitment to the communities it serves. And Robert Milton - what a true leader! I hope all those anti-Milton people out there will give him a second chance - he's earned my respect!

User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1916 times:

Quoting Accargo (Reply 11):

AC has it's own program "Dreams Take Flight" Every year groups of under privileged and/or disabled children are treated to a day at either DisneyWorld or Disneyland. The programs runs from most major AC stations (YHZ,YUL,YOW,YYZ,YWG,YYC,YEG,YVR). AC donates the equipment and the employee's volunteer their time. It is a year round program with many fundraising event's and drives to cover the costs. There are also corporate sponsors (eg: Cara provides the meals for the flights.)

That is really awesome, kudos to all involved.

GU



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User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

I'm glad to see they will be collecting donations on board across North America. Many people want to make donations but can't find the time. I will be flying on AC this weekend and I will make a donation then. I have to be honest, if it wasn't for that opportunity I might not get around to making that donation.

Thanks a lot AC for making us Canadians proud AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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