Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. The national carrier for Canada is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and served close to 45 million customers in 2016. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States, and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries.
Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline in North America.
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Air Canada History
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 Georgian,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.
|Hub airport:||Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International|
Air Canada Baggage Allowance
A maximum of two checked bags weighing 23 kg or less each per passenger.
A maximum of two checked bags weighing 23 kg or less each per passenger.
A maximum of two checked bags weighing 32 kg or less each per passenger.
Children and infants
One bag weighing 23 kg or less per child/infant. Air Canada also accepts one collapsible stroller and one car seat per infant.
Air Canada Check In
Air Canada offers a variety of check in options, including at the counter, web, mobile and using a digital kiosk at the airport.
If you are on an international flight, it is advised that you check in 3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time. If you are flying to a destination within Canada, you can check in 90 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time.
Checking in online is perhaps the simplest and quickest option. Online check-in opens 24 hours and closes 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your flight. If you are unable to print out your boarding pass, you can opt to get an electronic boarding pass for your mobile device or get one printed at a self-service kiosk at the airport.
Mobile check-in works exactly the same as web check-in, except you work through Air Canada’s mobi site. You will get an electronic boarding pass sent to your mobile device.
This is a great option for those who may not feel comfortable checking in online, but don’t want to be caught up in long queues at the airport. Self-service kiosks can be used if your ticket was purchased through the internet, Air Canada Reservations, or a travel agent. Check-in starts 12 hours and closes 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight.
Air Canada Destinations
Air Canada has four hubs spread across Canada. Toronto Pearson International Airport is the largest, while Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International is considered to be its corporate headquarters. The other two hubs are located at Calgary International Airport and Vancouver International Airport.
Top destinations for Air Canada:
- Mexico City
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 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 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 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.
What are Economy Class Seats Like?
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.
Business Class Facilities
When you travel in Air Canada 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
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 ear buds. Onboard, Business Class service features a delectable menu with a flair for international cuisine, a full-service bar including fine wines, and unequalled service.
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 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 Hub Airport
Air Canada is based at Calgary International Airport which offers non-stop flights to major cities in Canada, United States andLatin America. The airport is also a hub for WestJet and WestJet Encoreand also a secondary hub for Pacific Coastal Airlines. Ithas 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.
Pay for your Air Canada Flights with a payment plan
Split the cost of your Air Canada flights with monthly instalments 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.
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!