Air Canada founded in April 11, 1936 is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market and abroad. Commenced operations from January 1, 1965, it is the world’s ninth largest passenger airline by fleet size. Air Canada’s corporate headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec, while its largest hub is in Toronto Pearson International Airport located in Mississauga, Ontario.
The IATA code for Air Canada is AC.
Air Canada serves an array of exclusive services to its passengers seeking enhanced comfort. It is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a 4-star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. Along with services in flights, Air Canada is a leading Canadian tour operator, offering packages that include best accommodation, affordable round-trip airfare aboard as well as a wide assortment of cruises and excursions.
Where does Air Canada fly to?
Air Canada operates approximately 800 flights daily to more than 180 destinations on 5 continents, 60 destinations in Canada, 49 in the United States and 73 in Europe along with the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Mexico and South America. In 2013, Air Canada together with its Air Canada Express regional partners and Air Canada rouge, operates scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers.
Frequent flyers programme
Aeroplan is a loyalty program owned by Aimia, a global loyalty management company. Aeroplan is the incentive program created in July 1984 by Air Canada for its frequent flyer customers. It rewards the airline's most frequent flyers with an array of exclusive travel privileges that includes complimentary upgrades to the Business Class cabins, a complimentary checked baggage allowance, exclusive partner offers and Maple Leaf Lounge access.
Code-share partner airlines
On May 14, 1997 five airlines from three continents including Air Canada came together to launch Star Alliance. With Star Alliance the goal is to have an alliance that will take passengers to every major city on earth. Air Canada has code share agreements with the following airlines - Aer Lingus, Air India, Air China, Aegean Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Avianca, Austrian Airlines, EgyptAir, Brussels Airlines, Etihad Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa, Jet Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Middle East Airlines (SkyTeam), Scandinavian Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld) and TAP Portugal.
When you travel with Air Canada, the maximum size for standard luggage is 23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm (9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in) wheels and handles included and the maximum weight 10 kg (22 lb). For personal luggage, the maximum size is 16 cm x 33 cm x 43 cm (6 in x 13 in x 17 in) and maximum weight is 10 kg (22 lb).
What to do before leaving for the airport?
If you opt for web and mobile check-in, then check-in from 24 hours before your flight and purchase your travel options. Get your boarding pass printed at home or at an airport kiosk, or have it sent to your mobile device. For airport kiosk check-in from 12 hours before your flight and print your boarding pass.