Air Canada agrees to lease aircraft and crews to Qantas. With last month's collapse of Ansett Australia, approximately 40 per cent of Australia's domestic
capacity has disappeared. In response to a request from Qantas, Air Canada has signed a lease agreement with the carrier for three Boeing 767-300 aircraft with
crews. They will operate flights between Australia and New Zealand. The total number of Air Canada crew members temporarily stationed in Auckland and
Christchurch, New Zealand is approximately 35 pilots and 125 flight attendants.