Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. In 2015, Air Canada together with its Air Canada Express regional partners carried more than 41 million passengers, offering direct passenger service to more than 200 destinations on six continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, providing the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network.
From Germany Air Canada offers daily non-stop flights from Frankfurt to Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Calgary, as well as from Munich to Toronto. New in the summer of 2017, the Frankfurt-Vancouver route will be operated non-stop and Air Canada Rouge operates non-stop flights from Berlin to Toronto 4 times a week.
Air Canada has major hubs in four Canadian cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary). Its extensive global network provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 Canadian destinations, 54 destinations in the United States and 90 in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada and its Air Canada Express regional partners operate on average 1,500 scheduled flights each day.
Together with its Star Alliance™ partner airlines, Air Canada offers service to 1,321 airports in 192 countries and provides reciprocal top tier frequent flyer benefits. Air Canada has capacity purchase agreements with a number of Canadian regional airlines that supplement its North American network with Air Canada Express service. The airlines operating Air Canada Express flights on behalf of Air Canada are: Jazz Aviation LP, Sky Regional Airlines Inc., Air Georgian Ltd. and Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS).
Air Canada’s four hubs, Toronto (YYZ), Montreal (YUL), Vancouver (YVR) and Calgary (YYC) offer Air Canada customers a streamlined, customer-friendly experience with dedicated transit facilities providing easy security clearance and smooth connections. Its main hub at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport has domestic, transborder and international operations centralized under one roof offering convenient connections for passengers travelling anywhere in Air Canada’s global network. Recent improvements such as a simplified baggage process enable Air Canada to better serve customers travelling in-transit between the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America via Canada.
Air Canada continues renewing its international fleet with state-of-the-art and fuel efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Air Canada plans to operate 21 Boeing 787 Dreamliners by the end of 2016, including 13 larger 787-9 versions, with all 37 scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2019. The Dreamliner currently serves a growing number of routes from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. Customers now have the option of booking Air Canada’s Premium Economy cabin featured on the Boeing 787 Dreamliners and select Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring enhanced comfort and service. As of winter 2016/17, Premium Economy has been offered on all routes from Germany.
Air Canada’s predecessor, Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) inaugurated its first flight on September 1, 1937. The 50-minute flight aboard a Lockheed L-10A carried two passengers and mail between Vancouver and Seattle. By 1964, TCA had grown to become Canada’s national airline; it changed its name to Air Canada. The airline became fully privatized in 1989. Air Canada shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AC). Air Canada is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and employs 27,000 people. Its corporate headquarters are located in Montreal.
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.
Each of our 22 award-winning Maple Leaf Lounges-located at all major airports across Canada and at key international locations-provides a private, serene escape from the bustle of airport activity, offering an unrivaled level of service in a cozy, comfortable setting with clean architectural lines, warm natural colours, and breathtaking views.
Air Canada’s new leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, serves popular leisure destinations in Europe, Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean and, starting in 2015 – Japan, South America and Canada. In the summer of 2017 Air Canada Rouge expands its network with a new non-stop flight between Berlin and Toronto. Four times a week Air Canada Rouge is the only airline to link the German capital to Canada.