The airline is Canada’s leading airline, and goes well beyond national boundaries. Air Canada carries over 40 million passengers a year through cheap flights in North America and various parts of the world. In addition, it is the founding member of Star Alliance’s largest alliance in international aviation. It was founded in 1937 as Trans-Canada Airlines, and has made its first flight to Vancouver and Seattle. With the takeover of Canadian Airlines, Air Canada has become the 12th largest airline in the world.
Air Canada is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. The airline uses Calgary International Airport, MontrÃ©al-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver International Airport as hubs.
Air Canada Rouges, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Jets are subsidiaries of the airline.
The airlines perform seasonal flights to the listed cities, San Salvador in the Bahamas; Whitehorse in Canada; Cayo Coco and Santa Clara in Cuba; Curacao; Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Samana in the Dominican Republic; Milan in Italy; Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo in Mexico; In the US, Anchorage, Vail, Kona, Orlando, Portland, Salt Lake City and West Palm Beach.
The cities that are flying domestically are Deer Lake, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Halifax, Kelowna, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, St. Louis. John’s, Victoria and Winnipeg.
Countries that are flying abroad except these destinations; Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Martinique , Mexico, Netherlands, People’s Republic of China, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Aegean Airlines||Central Mountain Air||Middle East Airlines|
|Aer Lingus||Croatia Airlines||Scandinavian Airlines|
|Air China||EgyptAir||Singapore Airlines|
|Air India||Ethiopian Airlines||South African Airways|
|Air New Zealand||Etihad Airways||SriLankan Airlines|
|All Nippon Airways||Eurowings||Swiss International Air Lines|
|Asiana Airlines||EVA Air||TAP Portugal|
|Austrian Airlines||Germanwings||Thai Airways|
|Avianca||Gol Transportes Aereos||Turkish Airlines|
|Avianca Brazil||Jet Airways||United Airlines|
|Brussels Airlines||LOT Polish Airlines||Virgin Australia|
Air Canada offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 24 hours before the flight and continues until 60 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Air Canada website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
Who flies with Air Canada, should first read the provisions on the hand luggage and the items that may be in it. Top objects and weapons, as well as insufficiently packaged liquids, must not be carried on board. The maximum size of the hand luggage is 55 x 40 x 23 cm on all connections and in all booking classes. The maximum weight is 10 kg, also on all connections and in each booked class. In addition, a smaller hand bag with the maximum dimensions of 43 x 33 x 16 cm and a maximum of 10 kg weight may be taken into the cabin.
The free baggage limit varies greatly according to the connections offered by Air Canada. In terms of weight, it is generally true that this is very dependent on the booking class. In Economy Class, a baggage of 23 kg can be carried on inner-European and transatlantic routes (a second costs 100 CA dollars – about 70 Euro); in the premium economy, a second piece of luggage with the same maximum weight, in which Premium Rouge Class and Business Class, on the other hand, two luggage items with a respective weight limit of 32 kg are included. For connections to the rest of the world, the free-luggage limit of Economy Class is generally higher, while on routes within North America there is no free baggage in the lowest booking category. A fee of 25 to 30 CA dollars is to be paid for the first piece of luggage. A maximum total of 158 cm per piece of luggage applies to all lines and all classes.
Anyone who intends to carry musical instruments or sports equipment on his flight with Air Canada should also consider some of the airline’s conditions. In principle, she tries to accommodate small instruments as an additional hand luggage, which can be carried on board free of charge if there is sufficient space under the seat. This means that the baggage allowance is to be passed on to the air passenger. Larger instruments and sports equipment that exceed the respective upper limit of luggage due to their weight, size or additional luggage are subject to a charge. Your transport is estimated at up to 100 CA dollars.
To make a comfortable trip with Air Canada, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
The frequent flyer program Aeroplan is part of the Star Alliance. Participation offers the valuable advantage of being able to earn miles at Air Canada and all member companies of the network. Other miles are charged for hotel and car rental reservations, travel insurance and pre-orders of duty-free products via the airline’s website. The Aeroplan – miles can be used for freedays, package tours, events, car rental or hotel reservations and products from areas such as electronics, travel and sports. Travel privileges only grant the status level of the Altitude frequenting club beyond the Basic membership.
Three categories with special advantages – Air Canada Altitude
The Prestige status requires 25 one-way flights or 25,000 points a year. For this, members are preferred in the seat selection and at the check-in and are given priority on waiting lists and on non-reserved flights. From 35,000 miles or 50 one-way routes a year, members reach the Elite level. The privileges also include boarding, check-in and luggage baggage, as well as an increase in the baggage allowance and access to the Star Alliance lounges. The highest rank in the frequent flyer program Aeroplan Miles is the super elite status, which comes into force from 95 one-way flights or 100,000 collected miles annually. Discounts are supplemented by a concierge service and a reservation guarantee for paid tickets.
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, Air Canada offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Air Canada.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Air Canada lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.