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Sats wins contract from Air Canada as the carrier resumes flights to Changi Airport

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan • 2 min read
Sats wins contract from Air Canada as the carrier resumes flights to Changi Airport
Air Canada will launch four Boeing 787-9 flights a week between the Canadian city and Singapore from April 4 onwards, providing the only non-stop service connecting both countries. Photo: Sats
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Sats has been awarded a passenger, ramp and cargo handling contract from Air Canada, a member of the Star Alliance network. The move comes as Air Canada prepares to resume flights from Vancouver to Singapore’s Changi Airport for the first time in over 30 years.

Air Canada will launch four Boeing 787-9 flights a week between the Canadian city and Singapore from April 4 onwards, providing the only non-stop service connecting both countries.

Sats currently handles all the partners under the Star Alliance programme in Singapore, which enables the airline the benefit of benefit of seamless passenger and cargo connections beyond Singapore to other key airports across Southeast Asia.

According to Sats, the contract also extends Air Canada’s global partnership with Sats and Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), now a member of the Sats group.

“We are delighted to welcome Air Canada back to Singapore and proud that the airline has chosen to extend its partnership with Sats into Southeast Asia. This is another significant business win for Sats at Changi Airport, reinforcing the good and longstanding partnership with Air Canada as a major customer of WFS,” says Bob Chi, CEO of gateway services at Sats.

“Air Canada and its customers will benefit from our combination of operational excellence and global network connectivity,” he adds.

See also: SIA Group announces $30 mil foundation to support students in need, local aviation sector

As at 4.54pm, shares in Sats are trading flat at $2.54.

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