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Air Canada one-day passenger load exceeds 100,000 customers

Air Canada has flown more than 100,000 customers in a single day for the first time since early in the pandemic as passenger loads continue to rebound with customers returning to travel. "We were very pleased to have had 100,701 customers board our planes on April 15, 2022, as travellers steadily return. Clearly there is a pent-up demand for travel that is matched only by our enthusia...

Air Canada orders six Airbus A321XLR to sustainably support network expansion from Canada

Air Canada has confirmed an order with Airbus for six A321XLR aircraft, previously listed as undisclosed in the Airbus order book. With this commitment Air Canada’s A321XLR fleet will comprise 26 aircraft including 20 additional A321XLRs the carrier is acquiring through lessors. “Air Canada is committed to further strengthen its market-leading position, especially through investment...

CAE and Air Canada sign exclusive maintenance training agreement

CAE and Air Canada announced the signing of an exclusive five-year aircraft maintenance training partnership agreement. As a result, CAE is now Air Canada’s embedded Transport Canada Approved Training Organization for Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering.  The agreement includes the development, management and delivery of all of Air Canada’s maintenance and engineering training...

Ready to connect Munich to Toronto - Air Canada

Following the Government of Canada announcement to reopen international borders on September 7th, Air Canada is pleased today to unveil additional details of its planned Munich (MUC) – Toronto (YYZ) schedule. Seats are available for sale through all booking channels including aircanada.com and via travel agencies. The loosening of restrictions enables foreign nationals who...

Air Canada reconfigures passenger cabins of 3 aircraft to transport more vital supplies and necessary cargo

Air Canada is reconfiguring the cabins of three of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to give them additional cargo capacity. The first aircraft conversion is complete and is now in service, with the second and third aircraft to be completed shortly. "Bringing critical medical and other vital supplies rapidly to Canada and helping distribute them across the country is imperative...

Air Canada begins Cargo-only flights carrying vital supplies, necessary goods

 Air Canada said today that through its Air Canada Cargo division it has begun using its aircraft to operate cargo-only flights to Europe, with other flights planned for Latin America and South America. The aircraft on these flights carry no passengers but move time-sensitive shipments, including medical supplies to combat COVID-19, and goods to support the global economy....

Air Canada becomes Official Airline of Cirque du Soleil

Air Canada and Cirque du Soleil announced an exclusive partnership designating Air Canada as Official Airline for Big Top and Arena shows for Canada, the U.S., Europe, and select countries around the world. As the most recent major international marketing sponsorship for the airline, the multi-year agreement will see the two brands bringing th...

First Air Canada Airbus A220 delivered

Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January 2020, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America. The A220 will enable the Montreal-based airline to comfortably fly passengers on various routes in Cana...