As Canada’s national carrier and the only Four-star international network carrier in North America, Air Canada and its regional partners proudly carry over 38 million passengers annually to almost 200 destinations globally.
As a multi-year recipient of the ’Best International Airline in North America’ award, Air Canada has been turning heads. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, and together with its airline partners, provides seamless, direct and connecting scheduled air service spanning five continents. Frequent flyer points can be accumulated and redeemed with the airline and its Star Alliance partners through Air Canada’s Aeroplan travel rewards program.
Focusing on all aspects of the travel experience, the airline’s leisure tour operator, Air Canada Vacations, packages Air Canada flights with worldwide hotel stays, tours, cruises and airport/hotel transfers wherever possible all eligible for Aeroplan points.
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Air Canada is one of North America's premier flight carriers serving world-class destinations around the globe.
Originally Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA), the company entered the market in September of 1937 and has become Canada's largest airline provider for passenger full-service flights.
The airline offers departures from Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto among other Canadian destinations. Guests flying with Air Canada can expect comfort and the highest level of service, no matter which class they book. All classes provide each traveller with an 8.9-inch touch screen TV, offering hundreds of hours of entertainment on most planes. International flights provide guests with free hot meals in economy class.
Customers in economy class flying in North America and to "Sun Destinations" (the Caribbean and Mexico, except for Mexico City) who may be worried about food and drink will be pleased to hear about OnBoard cafe, Air Canada's meal service. On shorter flights, Tango travelers may purchase snacks and will receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Latitude fliers will receive free snacks and drinks. Longer flights offer more options for Tango fliers and a full meal and snack for Latitude customers. All seats offers customers access to a power unit to plug-in electronics as well as an individual reading light.
Air Canada's business class, also known as "executive class," offers adjustable head and foot rests, XM Satelitte Radio, separate bathrooms and access to the Maple Leaf Lounge areas in designated airports. Other typical business class amenities are also available. The Maple Leaf Lounge offers a quiet place away from the noise and bustle of airports with services such as free newspapers, HD televisions, snacks, beverages (including beer and wine) and a Hewlett-Packard business center.
Offered only on international flights, Executive First Service offers passenger suites that have beds, a 12-inch TV with noise-cancelling headphones, mood lighting aimed to prevent jet lag and a personal workstation.
In May 2010, Air Canada won the title "Best Airline (in) North America," in the World Airline Awards, a survey of 17 million worldwide travellers conducted by research firm, Skytrax.
Two different classes of tickets are available for purchase. Discount economy fares called Tango tickets are non-refundable while Latitude fares are more expensive but can be refunded.
Air Canada services hundreds of cities in and out of the country, meaning guests who want to visit from around the world won't have a problem getting there, it's the leaving part once travellers arrive that's hard.