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Air Canada Domestic Flights

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Why buy Air Canada domestic flights?

Air Canada is the national carrier of Canada and the most well-known and reliable airline in the country. Along with its subsidiaries, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge, it flies to more than 50 destinations within Canada, making it one of the best-connected airlines in the country.

The airline has hubs in four of Canada's major cities — Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR) and flies all over Canada from these hubs to other big cities, as well as the more remote destinations. The airline also offers point-to-point flights between other Canadian destinations too. So, no matter where you're travelling to within Canada, Air Canada will be able to fly you there.

Air Canada internal flights are known for three things — safety, reliability and its high-quality service. As the national carrier and a full-service airline, Air Canada goes above and beyond when it comes to in-flight service. Some of the world's big carriers will often cut-back on their in-flight offering on domestic flights, due to the short flight time. But, Air Canada offers the same great service on all of its flights.

Air Canada Domestic Routes

Air Canada operates tonnes of domestic routes and flies 100s of domestic flights each day. Some of it's more popular domestic routes are:

  • From Toronto to Vancouver, Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg
  • From Vancouver to Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax
  • From Montreal to Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg
  • From Calgary to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg

Below is a table of all domestic destinations and airports that Air Canada serves:

AbbotsfordAbbotsford International Airport
BagotvilleBagotville Airport
CalgaryCalgary International Airport
CastlegarWest Kootenay Regional Airport
CharlottetownCharlottetown Airport
ComoxComox Airport
CranbrookCranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport
Deer LakeDeer Lake Regional Airport
EdmontonEdmonton International Airport
Fort McMurrayFort McMurray International Airport
Fort St. JohnFort St. John Airport
FrederictonFredericton International Airport
GanderGander International Airport
Grande PrairieGrande Prairie Airport
HalifaxHalifax Stanfield International Airport
Happy Valley-Goose BayGoose Bay Airport
Îles de la MadeleineÎles-de-la-Madeleine Airport
KamloopsKamloops Airport
KelownaKelowna International Airport
LondonLondon International Airport
MonctonGreater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport
Mont-TremblantMont Tremblant International Airport
MontrealMontréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
NanaimoNanaimo Airport
OttawaOttawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
PentictonPenticton Regional Airport
Prince GeorgePrince George Airport
Prince RupertPrince Rupert Airport
Quebec CityQuébec City Jean Lesage International Airport
ReginaRegina International Airport
Rouyn-NorandaRouyn-Noranda Airport
Saint JohnSaint John Airport
SandspitSandspit Airport
SaskatoonSaskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
Sault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Airport
Sept-ÎlesSept-Îles Airport
SmithersSmithers Airport
St. John'sSt. John's International Airport
SudburyGreater Sudbury Airport
SydneyJ.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
TerraceNorthwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat
Thunder BayThunder Bay International Airport
TimminsTimmins/Victor M. Power Airport
TorontoToronto Pearson International Airport
TorontoBilly Bishop Toronto City Airport
VancouverVancouver International Airport
VictoriaVictoria International Airport
WhitehorseErik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
WindsorWindsor Airport
WinnipegWinnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
YellowknifeYellowknife Airport
Flight cabin

The Cabin

Air Canada domestic flights offer three different cabins — Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Class. Each offers a different level of service, with various benefits. Find out a little about each cabin, so that you can choose the right cabin class for you. 

Economy Class

Economy Class is the best value cabin if you're looking to travel in for a great price and in comfort but you don't want to splash out on any extras. 

On domestic flights that are under two hours and operated by smaller planes, the Economy cabin offers food and drink available to purchase in-flight or meals available to pre-order, in-flight entertainment available through the Air Canada app on your own personal electronic device and WIFI. 

On domestic flights that are longer than two hours and operated by larger planes, the Economy cabin offers complimentary meals, an in-flight entertainment system installed on the aircraft that is available on seat-back screens and complimentary WIFI. 

Seats in Economy Class on domestic flights are set out in a 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 formation, depending on the plane.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy is only available on Air Canada domestic flights that are over two hours in journey time.

Premium Economy offers everything that Economy Class does, with an installed in-flight entertainment system, complimentary meals and WIFI, plus a little bit extra!

In Premium Economy, you're given a dedicated check-in process, priority boarding lanes and special baggage handling.

Premium Economy seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation and give extra legroom and more seat recline.

Business Class

Business Class is the most luxurious and relaxed cabin that you can fly in on Air Canada domestic flights. 

The Business Class cabin offers in-flight entertainment, WIFI and an exclusive Business Class in-flight meal experience, with its own menu. 

In Business Class you're always the first to board. You're also taken through a priority security check process, given priority check-in and baggage handling. Plus, you'll have access to the Air Canada or airport Business Class lounge. 

Business Class seats give more comfort than any other seat on the plane. They're set out in a 2 x 2 formation, with extra recline, width and pitch.

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Check-In & Arrival

How to check-in

For Air Canada internal flights, you can either check-in online or at the airport.


You can check-in for your domestic flight through the Air Canada online check-in page or on the Air Canada mobile app. Online check-in opens 24 hours before flight time and closes 45 minutes before. You can use online check-in regardless of whether your flight is an Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada Rogue flight.


You can check-in for your domestic flight at the airport by visiting one of the airline check-in desks. Airport check-in closes 45 minutes before flight departure time.

Arrival time

If you've checked in online, you should arrive at the airport at least 60 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.

If you're checking-in at the airport, you should arrive at least 90 minutes before scheduled flight departure time. 

Carry-on baggage

Air Canada Domestic Flight Baggage


For domestic Air Canada flights, you can bring one carry-on bag and one personal item, free of charge.

The carry-on bag must fit within the dimensions of 55 cm (21") x 23 cm (9") x 40 cm (15.5").

The personal item must fit within the dimensions of 33 cm (13") x 16 cm (6") x 43 cm (17").


If you're flying in Economy Class, you're not given a free checked baggage allowance. Although, checked baggage is available to purchase at a fee.

If you're flying in Premium Economy or Business Class, you're allowed to check two pieces of baggage free of charge. In Premium Economy, this baggage can't weigh more than 23 kg per piece. In Business Class, this baggage can't weigh more than 32 kg per piece.

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Do you need a passport for Air Canada domestic flights?

No, you don't need a passport to travel within Canada, unless you're a non-Canadian citizen. 

If you're a Canadian citizen, all you need is one piece of government-issued photo ID that also shows your date of birth and gender. Or, you can use two pieces of government-issued non-photo identification that also show your date of birth and gender and both match. 

How early should I arrive for Air Canada domestic flights?

You should arrive for your Air Canada domestic flight at least 90 minutes before flight departure time if you're checking-in at the airport and at least 60 minutes before flight departure time if you've already checked-in online and don't have any baggage.

Which terminal do Air Canada domestic flights depart from?

The terminal that your Air Canada domestic flight will depart from depends on which airport you're departing from. Here are the departure terminals for each of Air Canada's domestic hubs:

  • Toronto International Airport: Terminal 1
  • Montréal-Trudeau International Airport: a single terminal
  • Vancouver International Airport: Main Terminal
  • Calgary International Airport: both terminal buildings
Does Air Canada charge for baggage on domestic flights?

Yes, if you're flying in Economy Class, Air Canada charges for baggage on domestic flights. At Alternative Airlines, you can add baggage to your Air Canada domestic flight at the time of booking. Check out our page on how to add baggage to find out more.

If you're flying in Premium Economy or Business Class on an Air Canada domestic flight, you'll be given a free baggage allowance and won't be charged for baggage.

What meals are available on Air Canada domestic flights?

Meals are available on domestic flights for a fee if you're flying in Economy Class and are given as complimentary if you're flying in Premium Economy or Business Class.

If you fly in Economy Class or Premium Economy, your meal box consists of one main (e.g a sandwich or wrap) and two snacks (e.g chocolate, cereal bar, nuts or potato chips), as well a drink of your choice.

If you fly in Business Class, you're able to order from the airline's special Business Class menu, which has a variety of choice.