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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. It operates from its hub airports, Calgary International Airport, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The Canadian airline 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 Georgian, Air New Zealand, Avianca, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and many others.


The airline 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, Ottawa, Paris, pointe-a-Pitre, Quebec City, Regina and Richmond.

Domestic Destinations

Calgary Edmonton Fort McMurray Halifax Kelowna
Montréal Montréal–Mirabel International Airport Ottawa Regina Saskatoon
St. John's Toronto Vancouver Whitehorse Winnipeg

Domestic Destinations

Algeria Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's V. C. Bird International Airport
Argentina Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Aruba Oranjestad Queen Beatrix International Airport
Australia Brisbane Brisbane Airport
Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport
Australia Sydney Sydney Airport
Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport
Bahamas George Town, Exuma Exuma International Airport
Barbados Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport
Bermuda Hamilton L.F. Wade International Airport
Brazil São Paulo São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport
Cayman Islands George Town Owen Roberts International Airport
Chile Santiago Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport
China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport
Croatia Zagreb Zagreb Airport
Cuba Cayo Coco Jardines del Rey Airport
Cuba Havana José Martí International Airport
Cuba Santa Clara Abel Santa María Airport
Cuba Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport
Curaçao Curaçao Hato International Airport
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague
Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport
Dominican Republic Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport
Dominican Republic Samana Samaná El Catey International Airport
France Bordeaux Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
France Fort-de-France Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport
France Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport
France Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
France Pointe-à-Pitre Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
Germany Munich Munich Airport
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
Iceland Reykjavík Keflavík International Airport
India Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
India Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
Ireland Dublin Dublin Airport
Ireland Shannon Shannon Airport
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
Italy Milan Milan–Malpensa Airport
Italy Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
Japan Tokyo Haneda International Airport
Japan Narita International Airport
Mexico Bahías de Huatulco Bahías de Huatulco International Airport
Mexico Cancún Cancún International Airport
Mexico Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
Mexico Mexico City Mexico City International Airport
Mexico Puerto Vallarta Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
Mexico San José del Cabo Los Cabos International Airport
Morocco Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
New Zealand Auckland Auckland Airport
Puerto Rico San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Sint Maarten Philipsburg Princess Juliana International Airport
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport
Spain Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Switzerland Geneva Geneva Airport
Switzerland Zürich Zürich Airport
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales Providenciales International Airport
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport
United Kingdom London London Heathrow International Airport
United States Anchorage Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
United States Austin Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
United States Boston Logan International Airport
United States Denver Denver International Airport
United States Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
United States Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
United States Kahului Kahului Airport
United States Kona Kona International Airport
United States Lihue Lihue Airport
United States Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport
United States Minneapolis-Saint Paul Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
United States Newark Newark Liberty International Airport
United States New York City LaGuardia Airport
United States John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminated
United States Orange County John Wayne Airport
United States Palm Springs Palm Springs International Airport
United States Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
United States San Francisco San Francisco International Airport
United States San Jose, CA San Jose International Airport
United States Seattle Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
United States West Palm Beach Palm Beach International Airport

Baggage Allowance

Carry-On Baggage

The maximum dimensions of the carry-on baggage is 55cm x 23cm x 40cm (21.5" x 9" x 15.5") for every passengers. All passengers are entitled to one carry-on baggage and a personal item. Personal items have to fit under the seat in front of you on the aircraft, this could be shopping bags, garment bag, camera bag and a cat/dog in its own carrier bag. There is no weight limit to your carry-on bag.

Passengers travelling with an infant will have an additional carry-on suitcase allowed.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage varies between routes and cabin classes, please check your baggage allowance when booking your flight. If you have any questions regarding your baggage allowance or if you wish to purchase excess baggage, please contact our customer service team.

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Pay for your Flights with a payment plan

Split the cost of your Air Canada flights in 4 over 6 weeks using Sezzle at checkout, in either CAD or USD. Longer term monthly instalments can be done when paying with PayBright. Make the cost of flights more affordable with manageable 6 or 12 month payment plans to finance your flights. PayBright is only available to Canadian residents, discover more here. If you are based in the U.S, you can also spread the cost of your tickets with Affirm.

Seat Selection

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Fare Classes

It offers two classes of service, Business and Economy on most of its 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.

Economy Class

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

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 an 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 are available for flights of 90 minutes and more.

What is Economy Class Seats Like?

Preferred seat 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.

Business Class

Business Class Facilities

When you travel in Business Class from Toronto Pearson International Airport, you’ll enjoy an exclusive full-service check-in space featuring comfortable seating and dedicated self-service check-in kiosks.

Dedicated Priority Check-In counters for accelerated services are available at all airports. Speed through security via exclusive access lanes at security screening points. Your bags will be marked with priority tags so they’re first on the carousel when you arrive at your destination

Before your flight, relax in one of our Maple Leaf Lounges, Star Alliance or contract partner lounges across North America.

What are Business Class

The exclusive cabin where each seat is guaranteed to provide access to a window or aisle. Larger seats with more recline, extra legroom and adjustable head and footrests. Complimentary pillow and blanket, hot towel service and premium earbuds. Onboard, Business Class service features a delectable menu with a flair for international cuisine, a full-service bar including fine wines, and unequalled service.

The Business Class Flexible fare is a fully refundable ticket with Air Canada.


Meal Options

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 an 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 10 pm.

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.

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 meal service is provided. Any flights which offer 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

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.


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

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 WIFI on board at an hourly rate.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in opens 24 hours prior to scheduled departure time. Passengers can check-in via the Air Canada mobile app or the airline website. Online check-in closes 45 minutes before for domestic flights and 60 minutes before departure time for international flights.

Please get your booking reference and your passport details ready for check-in.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check-in 12 hours prior to departure time using the self-service check-in kiosks at the airport. Check-in closes 45 minutes before for domestic flights and 60 minutes for international flights.

We recommend passengers to arrive at the airport early to avoid any unexpected delays. Please note that the airline reserves the rights to deny boarding if passenger check-in or arrive at the boarding gate late.

Star 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!


The air operator 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.

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Hub Airport

The airline is based at Calgary International Airport which offers non-stop flights to major cities in Canada, the United States and Latin America. The airport is also a hub for WestJet and WestJet Encore and also a secondary hub for Pacific Coastal Airlines. 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, Sunwing Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Flair Airlines, Condor and many others.

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