Air Canada Flights

Air Canada is the flag carrier and largest airline in Canada. It is a multi-awarded airline founded in 1936, providing scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 178 destinations worldwide. It is also the world's ninth-largest passenger airline by fleet size, and a founding member of the Star Alliance. Air Canada's headquarters is located in Montreal, Quebec, while its hubs are scattered on the biggest airports in the country, with the main one located in the Toronto-Pearson International Airport.

Canada's national airline originated from the Canadian federal government's Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA), which began operating their first transcontinental flight routes in 1938. In 1965, TCA was renamed to its current name Air Canada, following the approval of the government. After the deregulation of the Canadian airline market in the 1980s, the airline was privatised in 1988. By January 2000, the airliner acquired Canadian Airlines, while in 2003, have filed for bankruptcy protection. In 2006, some 34 million people flew with Air Canada as the airline celebrated their 70th anniversary. Apart from the major brand “Air Canada”, the company also holds a number of subsidiaries which were incorporated during the restructuring a few years after the turn of the century. Its subsidiaries include Air Canada Cargo, which ships to almost 160 destinations; Air Canada Vacations, which operates tour and leisure travel packages; Air Canada Express, which is the regional feeder service (operated by several independent carriers); Air Canada Jetz, which is a charter arm for sports teams, professional entertainers, and corporations; and Air Canada Rouge. Previous subsidiaries include Air Canada Jazz (spun off to Jazz Airlines), Zip (disbanded in 2004), Air Canada Tango (low-fare service), and Aeroplan (spun off in 2005).

Air Canada has a fleet of 173 aircraft, excluding those for use of its subsidiaries. It consists of Airbus A330, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, and Boeing 787 families, along with the Airbus A320 family and the Embraer E170/E190 family. The Boeing family of jets along with Airbus A330s are used for long haul flights, while the Airbus A320 and the Embraer E170/E190 families are used for short to medium haul flights.

Why Fly with Air Canada

How to Check In

Air Canada offers various check-in services for its passengers. They offer web check-in services, mobile check-in services, self-service airport kiosk check-in services, and ticket counter check-in service. All of these services vary in availability depending on the departure airport and the flight destination. Opening times and availability too, depend on the destination and the ticket class.

Baggage Allowance & Fees

Air Canada offers free baggage allowances and carry-on baggage allowances to all its passengers. For carry-on baggage, all passengers are allowed to bring one standard luggage and one baggage containing personal items on board. Each bag should not exceed 10kg, and should not exceed the set dimensions as provided. Meanwhile, free baggage allowance varies depending on the destination. Air Canada allows one free checked bag, with the succeeding bags paid accordingly. Usually, the second bag costs less, while anything in addition will cost more. Long haul flights are also provided bigger baggage allowances. Other items, including electronic devices, sporting equipment, musical instruments, and others are all subject to the rules and regulations of the airline. Further, passengers who have purchased tickets on codeshare may be subject to the baggage policy and other rules of the airliner that operated the first flight in their itinerary.


Air Canada offers various seat classes depending on the destination and the departure point, but generally, it offers four types of seats. These are called international business class, North America Business Class (available only for North American regional flights), premium economy class, and economy class, which is further divided into preferred seats and rouge Plus seats. Whichever seat class a traveller chooses, Air Canada makes it a point to provide its customers with comfortable seats, modern cabin interiors, fully lie-flat seats on all wide-body aircraft, personal seat back entertainment options, as well as standard 110V electrical outlets at arm's reach for all its passengers.

Inflight Services

Apart from great and comfortable seats, Air Canada also offers other inflight services for all its passengers. Inflight entertainment options include the inflight magazine enRoute, movies, music, television, and radio programs, meals and beverage services, an on-board cafe, special meals requests, inflight pre-order/shopping, and many others.

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1-514-393-3333 (long distance charges may apply)


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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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