Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline and flag carrier, headquartered in Montreal. It carries over 50 million passengers annually with flights to over 200 destinations worldwide. Some key facts:

– Founded in 1937 with merger of Trans-Canada Air Lines and Canadian Airways
– Hub Airports – Toronto Pearson, Vancouver, Montreal
– Alliance – Star Alliance
– Fleet Size – Over 400 mainline and regional aircraft
– Destinations – Over 200 worldwide
– Annual Passengers – 51 million (2019)
– Revenue – CA$14.4 billion (2019)
– Employees – Over 30,000

Air Canada has an extensive domestic network serving major Canadian cities and also operates long-haul international routes across 5 continents. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance network.

Domestic Network and Hubs

Air Canada has an extensive domestic network within Canada linking cities across all provinces. It serves over 60 domestic airports including hubs at Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. Some of the major domestic routes are:

– Toronto to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal
– Montreal to Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, Ottawa
– Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Victoria, Kelowna
– Calgary to Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton

International Network

From its Canadian hubs, Air Canada connects to major international destinations including:

– USA – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Washington DC
– Europe – London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Madrid, Athens
– Asia – Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore
– Oceania – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
– South America – Sao Paulo

It also has partnerships with other Star Alliance airlines to provide expanded international connectivity.

Fleet Information

Air Canada operates a mix of narrow-body and wide-body aircraft from Airbus and Boeing:

Narrow-body fleet:
– Airbus A220
– Airbus A319, A320, A321

Wide-body fleet:
– Boeing 777, 787
– Airbus A330
– Boeing 767

The flagships of its long-haul fleet are the Boeing 777s and 787 Dreamliner which feature lie flat seats and updated amenities. The A220 offers innovative technology on short-haul routes.

Cabin Classes

Air Canada has 3-4 cabin classes depending on aircraft type:

– Signature Class – Fully lie-flat pods on long-haul, business on short-haul
– Premium Economy – More legroom, amenities
– Economy Class – Standard seating
– Basic Economy – Most restrictive and lowest fare

Signature Class offers lie-flat beds, direct aisle access, and premium dining on long-haul flights. All cabins feature in-flight entertainment and WiFi.

Frequent Flyer – Aeroplan

Aeroplan is Air Canada’s frequent flyer program allowing members to earn miles on Air Canada and partner flights. Miles can be redeemed for seat upgrades, lounge access and reward flights. There are 6 membership tiers:

– Amateur
– Loisirs
– Premium
– Elite 25K
– Elite 35K
– Elite 50K+

Elite levels get significant perks like first class upgrades, Maple Leaf lounge access, priority services and bonuses.

Airline Lounges

Air Canada operates Maple Leaf Lounges for eligible Business and Premium classes passengers, elite frequent flyers, and Star Alliance Gold+ members. Lounges are located at its major hubs and focus airports.

Lounges provide complimentary food/beverages, business amenities, rest areas, and shower facilities before flight. The Signature Suite in Toronto offers high-end amenities and fine dining exclusively for top tier Elites and International Business.

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