CTC: total 2013 Canadian outbound travel increases by 2%

5 March, 2014

Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) reported (05-Mar-2014) strong performances from the China, Mexico and India markets helped finish 2013 "on a high note". CTC’s latest global tourism watch report stated Chinese passengers travelling to Canada increased by 24% in Dec-2013, Indian passengers increased by 9%, arrivals from South Korea fell 7%, while Japan's market increased by 2%. The US market declined by 4% while the Mexican market increased by 13% in Dec-2013. Germany's market grew by 7%, passengers from France increased by 6%, although the UK market decreased by 2% in Dec-2013. Total Canadian outbound travel for 2013 increased 2% year-over-year. [more - original PR]

Oman Air reports increased training and recruitment of Omani nationals for flight crew roles

20 January, 2014

Oman Air reported (20-Jan-2014) significant increases in its recruitment of Omani citizens as flight crew and the number of Omanis training for flight-deck roles. The airline said in the last 12 months 38 trainees commenced courses for ATR, E175 and Boeing 737 aircraft with ATC Toulouse, CTC, Ecole National Aviation Civil, Jeppesen and Flight Safety International. [more - original PR]

Canadian Tourism Commission appoints interim CMO and VP, International

2 January, 2014

Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) announced the appointment of Jon Mamela as chief marketing officer and Rupert Peters as interim vice-president, International (CTC News, 02-Jan-2014). Mr Mamela, formerly CTC’s vice-president for International, will report to interim president and CEO Greg Klassen. Rupert Peters, currently CTC’s regional managing director for core markets, will take on the role of interim vice-president, International, and will be responsible for both core and emerging markets. CTC plans to launch a competition for a new vice-president in strategy and corporate communications later in 2014, following the departure of Paul Nursey in mid Jan-2014.

Monarch Airlines selects CTC as its training partner

20 June, 2013

Monarch Airlines selected (19-Jun-2013) CTC as its exclusive partner to provide a further group of aspiring pilots with the opportunity to train to become the airlines future pilots. Monarch Airlines MD Kevin George said the airline's first group of MPL graduates will begin flying with the airline "very soon" and said the airline has "already seen an impressive increase in their capacity and skill". [more - original PR]

easyJet announces pilot training agreement with CTC

24 April, 2013

easyJet announced (24-Apr-2013) an agreement with training company CTC to provide an initial intake of 36 trainees to commence multi-crew pilot's licence training in 2013 and be qualified for line operations with easyJet by late 2014 or early 2015. Training will take place at CTC's facilities in the UK and New Zealand. easyJet head of flight operations Brian Tyrrell said, "easyJet is actively recruiting 200 pilots with a cross-section of experience levels – both qualified and cadet pilots. We have been enhancing the career paths for our pilots and we are confident that we are offering an excellent opportunity for new pilots to begin and develop their careers with us." [more - original PR]

CTC signs training agreements with Royal Brunei Airlines, British Airways and Monarch

24 November, 2011

CTC Aviation Training stated (25-Nov-2011) it is experiencing strong business growth on the back of some significant international contracts. The latest agreement to be signed is a long-term contract with Royal Brunei Airlines to train all the carrier's new pilots. The agreement follows new business from British Airways and Monarch Airlines secured over the last few months. In Oct-2011, Monarch Airlines and CTC Aviation announced a new partnership to deliver Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) training together. Monarch and CTC have a long-standing relationship and almost one quarter of Monarch’s current pilot workforce are graduates of CTC’s cadet training programme. Monarch has selected CTC to exclusively supply all their future cadet pilots under a newly launched cadet training programme. In Aug-2011, CTC signed a long-term agreement with British Airways to manage the whole of the airline’s new ‘Future Pilot Programme’. Cadets selected by CTC and British Airways will undergo training at CTC’s UK and New Zealand training centres. [more - original PR]