Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lawsuit of the week!

Porter CEO sues Air Canada
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Canadian Press
The head of Porter Airlines is personally suing Air Canada, claiming the country's largest airline has broken an agreement to give him and his spouse free travel passes for life.
Robert Deluce's family sold Air Ontario and Austin Airways to Air Canada in 1986. He is seeking up to $5 million from the airline, a rival to Porter.
Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce's lawsuit claims up to $5 million from Air Canada. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
Deluce claims Air Canada agreed to provide him and his wife with the passes as part of the sale of the two airlines.
He says Air Canada stopped honouring the arrangement last fall without any warning.
Both airlines have had a history of legal clashes, most notably over claims by Air Canada that it should have access to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Porter's main hub.
A spokesman for Air Canada says it's completely understandable why Deluce would prefer to fly Air Canada.


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