Aviation

Celebrating our 15th anniversary.

Whether retracing moments of glory in product development or divulging the traits and strategies that allow their companies, products, and personas to shine, these business and media personalities have been candid about their approaches to success.

Best in class.

It can almost go without saying that the national airline carrier of the world’s richest country is better than most.

Air pressure.

Love him or loathe him, philosopher Alain de Botton has gotten a couple of things quite right. “There is psychological pleasure [during] takeoff,” he writes in The Art of Travel. “For the swiftness of the plane’s ascent is an exemplary symbol of transformation.”

Lufthansa’s new route: Vancouver to Munich.

As ale-culture gospel doth decree, Munich and beer go hand-in-stein. Germany’s third-largest city is world-famous for its hallowed Oktoberfest when, at the height of the annual festivities, it hosts some seven-million visitors.

Art in the sky.

First, they asked Los Angeles–based street artist Retna to hand-paint the tail of a Bombardier Global Express. Then, along with fine jeweller Fabergé, VistaJet commissioned Turner Prize–nominated artist Ian Davenport to design the tail of one of its new flagship planes: the Bombardier Global 6000.

Whether you board with a briefcase or a rolling trolley, explore the globe in style with these luggage favourites, photographed on board a Bombardier Challenger 605 jet.

Want to fly?

When Want Passport opened up shop at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport last fall, heads turned. It is prim and proper, and it has a resolute purpose to fill every last space in any fashionable traveller’s carry-on.

Virgin Atlantic's new Canadian flight route.

This May, Virgin Atlantic officially enters the Canadian airline market with a new flight route between Vancouver and London (Heathrow Airport). The service will start with four flights per week on its Airbus A340-300 carrier—and, of course, the complete Virgin experience is in the cards for all customers.

Flight plan.

The scene: the Porter Airlines departure lounge at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on a stifling hot summer day. Inside, everything is cool and relaxed.