Aeroplan, the program that Air Canada uses to issue their awards, has updated its award chart and regions on July 11, 2014.
There are no huge changes and no countries are moving between regions. I would say that this update is more housekeeping.
You can access Aeroplan’s award charts here.
Aeroplan has now added intra-Indian Subcontinent awards that were not previously possible. They are rather pricey though.
Aeroplan has added quite a few countries to various regions, but has not moved any from one to another.
Caribbean & Central America: Honduras & Nicaragua added
Northern South America: Guyana added
Europe 2: Yogoslavia added
Asia 2: Micronesia & Mongolia added
Middle East & North Africa: Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan added
Indian Subcontinent: Afghanistan added
East, West & South Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Gambia, Liberia,Malawi, Mauritania and Zambia added
Australasia: Vanuatu added
Someone, however, made a huge blunder by adding a country called “Yugoslavia”, which has ceased to exist.
Nothing nefarious on this award chart update, although seems that whoever was updating the regions knows nothing about the geography or is living in the past. How on earth would they otherwise add Yugoslavia?