16 Aug 2023 By AWAY IN STYLE

Air Canada Launches Newcomer Program to Help Hong Kong Arrivals Settle with Ease

Air Canada knows moving to a new country can be hectic. From packing to sorting out all the necessary paperwork, while dealing with the prospect of starting over in a new place, it is a period that can be both exciting and daunting. To ease some of that stress, Air Canada has launched a Newcomer Program webpage to help Hong Kong arrivals find information they need when moving to Canada. Travelers can now enjoy a limited time 10% off discount[1] when booking a one-way flight to Canada and enjoy a stress-free journey, while pet owners can also relocate with their pets hassle-free with Air Canada’s selected pet partners.

Flying Stress Free One-Way with Air Canada

As you take a bold step towards the next chapter of life, Air Canada offers the best deals to help facilitate your journey. From now till August 15, 2023, travelers booking via the official website with a special promo code can enjoy a 10% off discount for one-way travel from Hong Kong to any city in Canada. This promotion is applicable to Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, and it is valid for flights between now till March 31, 2024. Travelers can obtain the promo code by contacting the Hong Kong Sales Office (hkg.sales@aircanada.ca).

Bringing Furry Family Members along for the Journey

Pets are also part of the family, and Air Canada wants them to be at ease too. Air Canada is currently the only carrier operating non-stop between Hong Kong and Canada that allows pets in-cabin. Travelers can bring their cats or small dogs into the cabin provided it is small enough to stand, turn around and lie down in its carrier under the seat. [2]

To make relocating to Canada with pets hassle-free, Air Canada is now offering exclusive deals with selected pet partners who specialize in relocating pets to any part of the world[3]. With Pet Movers HK, who has over twenty years of pet relocation experience, travelers can enjoy a HK$500 credit discount and treat pets to a one-way premium escort service with their Mercedes Benz Vito fleet to the Hong Kong International Airport.

Alternatively, relocate pets through one-stop portal Pet Holidays Hong Kong, who are offering an Air Canada-exclusive program for HK$5,000, waiving fees for issuing export documents and also offers a pick-up service in Hong Kong (excluding Outlying Islands district).

Staying Connected on the Way

The flight to Canada is long, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Become an Aeroplan member for free today and add your Aeroplan number to your booking before you check-in to enjoy Air Canada’s free texting service. Simply connect to onboard Wi-Fi after take-off, select the “Free Texting” option, fill in your last name and seat number, then stay connected to friends and family about your travel journey. Apple’s iMessage, Meta’s Messenger and WhatsApp, Messages by Google and Rakuten’s Viber are all supported.[4]

Get Connected in Canada on Day One

Air Canada has partnered with Canadian mobile service provider Bell to make SIM cards available on board with an exclusive mobile plan offer just for Air Canada customers.

Once on board your flight to Canada, simply ask a flight attendant for a free SIM card and activate it during the flight from the comfort of your seat. You’ll save time and money and be ready to use your phone the moment you land.

Passengers will be able to stay connected with family and friends immediately upon their arrival in Canada, saving all the time and hassle of purchasing a SIM card from a shop.