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About Air Canada

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 and Sky Alliance

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.

 


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Air Canada Economy Class

Air Canada Economy Class is separated into two classes depending on your flight routes: International Economy Class and North America and Caribbean Economy Class

 

Air Canada Economy Class Facilities

International Economy Class:

Enjoy a range of complimentary spirits, wines and soft drinks. Hot meals are also included and in-flight entertainment.

Duty free shopping, USB port for charging devices and power supply is available as well as a Air Canada’s own enRoute magazine.

 

North America and Caribbean Economy Class

This class presents a variety of amenities: reading light per seat, blanket and pillow, enRoute magazine and in-flight entertainment with a touch-screen tv.

Air Canada Bistro meal and beverages is available for flights of 90 minutes and more.

 

Air Canada Economy Class Seats

Preferred seats option is available to purchase. These are available in exit rows, first few rows and bulkhead rows. Please note not everyone can sit in an exit row.

 


Air Canada Seat Selection

Choose the seat you want when booking Air Canada airline tickets with Alternative Airlines. Alternative Airlines give you the option to choose your Air Canada preferred seat before check-in so that you can guarantee you'll get the seat that you want! We display Air Canada seat availability on all Air Canada reservations, no matter what service class you're flying in! Visit our seat selection page to find out how to book your Air Canada seat.

 


Air Canada Fare Classes

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 Fleet

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.

 


Air Canada WIFI

Check your emails, connect to your favourite streaming services and browse the web when you use Air Canada WIFI. Air Canada WIFI is available on select aircraft and routes, including services within North America, to the Caribbean and international flights.

Air Canada WIFI Price

You can pre-purchase Air Canada WIFI at a discounted price online. Air Canada offers a '1-hour pass' at $6.50 CAD, a '1-way pass' at $21.00 CAD and a monthly pass 'Air Canada Plan' at $69.95 CAD. 

You can also buy Air Canada WIFI on board at an hourly rate.

 


Air Canada Food

Air Canada Meal Options

Air Canada Signature Class - passengers flying in the Signature Class are offered meals inspired by the destinations travelling to, such as chicken biryani, Moroccan tagine and dim sum for flights to Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Passengers can be flexible with the time they wish to eat, meaning they are not fixed to eat at the time of the eating schedule. In addition, there is the option to choose a express light meal for a lighter option.

North America & Caribbean Business Class, Premium Economy (International and select North American routes) and International Economy Class - Passengers are given a complimentary hot meal with salad, bread and dessert.

Premium Economy (Shorter flights within North America) - passengers are given a light breakfast or snacks.

North America & Caribbean Economy Class and North America & Caribbean  Rouge Class - On these classes, passengers are offered Air Canada Bistro meals for purchase which includes breakfasts, snacks, meals for lunches and dinners. The Bistro menu is available for most flights which are longer than 90 minutes, with fresh meals being available on flights of 2 or more hours and those departing before 10pm.

International Premium Rouge and North America and Caribbean Premium Rouge - Passengers are offered complimentary premium hot meals and snacks.

International Rouge - Passengers are offered complimentary meals, which vary depending on the flight times and routes.

 

Air Canada Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals (within North America) are available in Premium Economy within North America and in Business class within North America. For International Flights, special meals will be available on all classes where a meal service is provided. Any flights which offers Air Canada Bistro service, special meals will not be available, as the menu already caters to many different tastes and requirements, including Kosher-certified products.

For passengers who require a Kosher special meal, or for any special meals on flights departing Germany or Switzerland, they must be ordered at least 24 hours prior to flight departure time. For all other requests for special meals, these must be requested 18 hours before flying. This can be done online by contacting Air Canada Reservations. The selection of special meals are as follows:

  • Baby meal
  • Bland meal
  • Children’s meal
  • Diabetic meal
  • Fruit plate meal
  • Gluten intolerant meal
  • Hindu meal
  • Kosher meal
  • Low-calorie meal
  • Low fat meal
  • Low lactose meal
  • Low salt meal
  • Moslem meal
  • Vegetarian Asian/Hindu meal
  • Vegetarian Jain meal
  • Vegetarian Vegan meal meal
  • Vegetarian meal (lacto-ovo) meal
  • Vegetarian oriental meal

 

Air Canada Drinks & Alcohol

On most flights, there will be a full drinks service on board, including alcoholic, soft and hot beverages.

For Air Canada Signature Class, North America & Caribbean Business Class, Premium Economy, International Economy Class, International Premium Rouge and North America and Caribbean Premium Rouge, there will be complimentary drinks available as part of the meal service, including a selection of wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.

For North America & Caribbean Economy Class and North America and Caribbean Rouge classes, there will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available to purchase.

 


Air Canada Route Map

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Air Canada Popular Routes

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Calgary dark grey plane icon Edmonton

 

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Victoria dark grey plane icon New Orleans

 

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Air Canada Hub Airport

Air Canada is based at Calgary International Airport  which offers non-stop flights to major cities in Canada, United States and Latin America.  The airport is also a hub for WestJet and WestJet Encore. It has 4 runways and can handle nearly 16 million passengers a year. Other airlines which fly to and from Calgary International Airport include Air North, American Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Northern Air, Sunwing Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Flair Airlines, Condor and many others.

Interior Calgary Airport

 


Air Canada Sky Team Alliance

Air Canada forms part of Star Alliance, which is one of the leading global airline networks. Star Alliance was founded in 1997 with the five founding airlines and now has grown considerably now to airlines which fly to 1,321 airports and 193 countries, carrying 637 million passengers every year!

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Air Canada News

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.