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Air Canada is the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada. The Canadian flag carrier was founded in 1937 and is currently the world's tenth largest passenger airline in terms of fleet size. Air Canada operates from its hub airports, Calgary International Airport, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Air Canada joins 11 other carriers in the world as the few airlines that fly to all six inhabited continents. The carrier's operating divisions include Air Canada Cargo, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge.
Air Canada also has codeshare agreements with many airlines including Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Avianca, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and many others.
Air Canada and its subsidiaries fly to over 180 destinations across the globe, including:
Abbotsford, Acapulco, Amsterdam, Anchorage, Athens, Austin, Barcelona, Basseterrem, Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Copenhagen, Madrid, Manchester, Memphis, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Mexico City, New York City, Ottawam, Paris, pointe-a-pitre, Quebec City, Regina and Richmond.
Air Canada was one of the founding carriers of the Sky Alliance - the world's largest global airline alliance.
The Sky Alliance has two tiers of their reward's program, Silver and Gold, with incentives including upgrades and priority boarding.
The Sky alliance now has 27 members operating with a combined fleet of over 4,000 aircraft serving more than 1,000 airports.
7th June 2018
Air Canada and Air China sign a new partnership deal
Air Canada and Air China recently signed the contract for a new joint venture that has been in the works for quite some time. The new agreement will be the first partnership deal between a Chinese and North American Airlines and will see Air Canada share more than $1 billion USD in revenue on flights between the carriers respective home countries, Canada and China.
The deal had been in the negotiation stage for the past four years, but this week the two airlines finally came to an agreement. The deal between Air Canada and Air China was commemorated with a champagne celebration in Beijing on the day that the contract was signed. Air Canada and Air China currently operate 52 joint flights a week and many involved with the airlines are describing the partnership as a very important event in their history.
Air Canada Chief Executive stated the joint venture is a great opportunity for Air Canada as Chinese aviation is estimated to become the world's largest aviation market in the next four years.
31st May 2018
Air Canada Launches into Summer 2018 with the First of 25 New Non-Stop Routes Beginning this Season
Air Canada today inaugurates non-stop service between Toronto and Omaha, the first of 25 new year-round and seasonal routes the carrier is launching this summer. The new non-stop routes are consistent with company growth plans and will extend Air Canada's network with new destinations and city pairings in Canada, the U.S. and internationally to give customers greater choice and convenience when they travel.
"Air Canada is well established as a leading global carrier now serving 222 destinations on six continents. These route additions broaden and deepen our already expansive network by adding new destinations and city pairings. In recent years, Air Canada has been profitably adding capacity and building its network so that today we now operate 430 routes, providing customers more choice and travel options aboard the Best Airline in North America, as rated by the respected Skytrax global survey," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
The 25 new routes will launch between May 1 and July 2, 2018 and include international services such as Vancouver to Paris and Zurich, Toronto to Buenos Aries and Shannon, and Montreal to Tokyo-Narita and Bucharest. The routes include a combination of Air Canada mainline, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express services. Flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada's global network at major hubs, provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access where available, priority boarding and other benefits.
Air Canada offers two classes of service, Business and Economy on most of it aircraft.
On their long-haul international routes, Business class and Economy class is offered, with certain flights additionally offering a Premium Economy class.
All mainline seats feature audio video on demand and mood lighting.
Air Canada has a fleet of Airbus A330, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, and Boeing 787 wide-body jetliners on long-haul routes and uses the Airbus A320 family aircraft, including the A319, A320, and A321 variations, and Embraer E190 family aircraft on short-haul routes.