Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

hoverlink emblemTransportation in the 'Golden Horseshoe' area is getting a much-needed lift.

A new hovercraft service could cut travel time between Toronto and the Niagara Region down to 30 minutes.

Hoverlink Ontario Inc. announced that they have entered the final stage of approval to introduce a high-speed hovercraft service to the Golden Horseshoe. The first of its kind in North America.

With plans to begin operation next summer, the hovercraft service will travel across Lake Ontario between Ontario Place in downtown Toronto and Port Weller in St. Catharines, Ont., a trip that can take about two hours by car or train.

"What this means for families across our country is potentially game changing," Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Hoverlink's chief government relations officer and former Toronto Argonauts star, said.

"It's a rapid transit solution for the Golden Horseshoe and as most people are saying it now, a game changer," said Chris Morga, CEO and founder of Hoverlink Ontario Inc.

The company said the service will complete 48 rides each day, carrying up to 180 passengers on each trip. The hovercraft is designed to operate on land, water and ice, making it available for trips year-round.

Ticket prices are expected to be $25 to $30 for one-way and $50 to $60 for a return trip.

Source: www.CBC.ca

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Conclusion of the Air Canada nee Trans-Canada Air Lines History, started in NetLetter #1483.

Source: Air Canada 75 years of innovation

  • 2011
    • In August 2011, Air Canada joined ENGAGE, an international fuel-saving and emissions-reducing initiative that aims for more efficient traffic flow in the busy North Atlantic airspace.
    • On December 22, 2011, the airline helps a puffin fly record distances. After being found stranded in the streets of Montreal, presumably having caught a ride on a ship, the bird is rescued by a local bird sanctuary and shipped back to St. John's on the next available flight.
  • 2012
    • In July 2012. Air Canada is voted Best International Airline in North America in the Skytrax World Airline Awards survey of international air travellers, making it the third consecutive year. That alone is something to celebrate!

Here's to the next 75 years of innovation.

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