Air Canada Partners with Colleges to Support Diversity in Aviation with New Scholarships

Open to women and visible minorities, one recipient per school will receive $1,500 towards their education Strengthens airline’s commitment to supporting access for under-represented students in this highly desirable career (IN SHORT) Air Canada has announced a collaboration with seven colleges nationwide to offer financial assistance to students identifying as women or visible minorities pursuing studies as… Read the full press release

Air Canada Achieves Strong Operational Performance During Holiday Travel Season

Nearly 2.6 million customers transported safely to celebrate the season (IN SHORT) Air Canada reported robust operational performance during the year-end holiday travel period, transporting nearly 2.6 million customers safely. The airline achieved its best operational results in a decade, completing 98% of scheduled flights with an on-time performance of 70%. Highlights include a 10%… Read the full press release

Air Canada Enters Historic Partnership with Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) to Champion Gender Equality in Sports

Deal sees Air Canada become Inaugural Premier Partner of PWHL and Official Airline to First 6 Teams Air Canada also granted official jersey branding rights for Montreal’s PWHL team Airline launches ad campaign featuring young PWHL hopefuls and Canadian hockey legend Mélodie Daoust (IN SHORT) Air Canada has announced a groundbreaking partnership with the new Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) as… Read the full press release

Air Canada Receives Recognition for Outstanding Commitment to Employment Equity and Sector Distinction

Presented by the Federal Minister of Labour, awards recognizes airline’s commitment to employment equity and a diverse workforce (IN SHORT) Air Canada has been honored with two awards at the Employment Equity Achievement Awards, presented by Federal Minister of Labour and Seniors, The Honourable Seamus O’Regan. The airline was recognized for its exceptional commitment to… Read the full press release

Air Canada First to Offer Disney+ Originals In-Flight Entertainment Worldwide

Continuing collaboration with one of the world’s most recognized brand marks airline’s latest investment in its award-winning customer experience Builds on airline’s previous Disney collaborations including the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida themed inflight safety video and Disney-Pixar’s Turning Red special livery Select episodes of Disney+ Original series including Star Wars spin-off “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and Marvel Studios’ “Loki” Season… Read the full press release

Air Canada’s Upgraded Airbus A321 Unveils Innovative Features for Passengers

Cabin improvements include larger overhead bins, new seating, and a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system Industry-first exterior cameras on a narrow-body aircraft provide customers real time, high-definition flight views on IFE seatback screens  Aircraft will serve as onboard trial environment for new technologies such as Bluetooth audio at seatbacks and free high-speed Internet available to all customers MONTREAL,… Read the full press release

Travelport and Air Canada Renew Content Distribution Agreement, Enhancing Access to NDC Content

New, multi-year distribution agreement includes full range of NDC-sourced Air Canada content for Travelport-connected agencies and travel management companies Long-term partnership ensures worldwide distribution via Travelport+, including full end-to-end servicing of NDC bookings Launch of Air Canada’s NDC content expected in the coming months LANGLEY UK, 2023-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a global technology company… Read the full press release

Aeroplan Launches 20th Anniversary Points Matching Week to Support Children’s Hospital Transportation Program

Aeroplan Points Matching Week takes place from October 2 – 8 Aeroplan points donated to the Air Canada Foundation’s Hospital Transportation Program will be matched by Aeroplan and its partners TD, CIBC, and Avis Budget Group All donated points benefit the Hospital Transportation Program, connecting children with the medical care they need away from home  MONTREAL,… Read the full press release

Air Canada Places Firm Order for 18 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners with Options for 12 More

Firm order for 18 aircraft and 12 options; first delivery scheduled for late 2025 Aircraft to feature new, state-of-the-art interior cabin design Air Canada converts two Boeing 777 freighter orders to passenger aircraft MONTREAL, CANADA, 2023-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada said it has placed a firm order with The Boeing Company for 18 Boeing… Read the full press release

Air Canada Orders 18 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Jets with Sustainability in Mind

Canada’s largest airline chooses 787-10, with its market-leading environmental performance to replace older, less efficient widebody aircraft The only complete widebody family, the 787 Dreamliner maximizes network coverage with outstanding range, flexibility and commonality Fuel-efficient Dreamliner reduces CO2 by up to 25%, supporting Air Canada’s commitment to a sustainable future SEATTLE, WA, 2023-Sep-26 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Emirates Expands Codeshare Partnership with Air Canada to Include Montréal, Offering Seamless Connectivity to 11 Canadian Destinations and Beyond

Codeshare partnership between Emirates and Air Canada extends to flights between 11 domestic Canadian points and Montréal Expansion of partnership complements network of 19 points via Toronto Seamless connectivity, travel itineraries that include both carriers on a single ticket and baggage transfers are among the host of customer benefits Dubai, UAE, 2023-Aug-18 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Air Canada Clinches Fifth Consecutive Title as North America’s Favorite Airline in 2023 Trazee Awards

The Trazees are selected by the readers of trazeetravel.com with an audience in the 25-40 age demographic MONTREAL, CANADA, 2023-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — “Travel connects people, families, cultures and communities, and Air Canada is thrilled to be recognized again by this important and discerning demographic as their favourite airline in North America. We’re continuing… Read the full press release

Air Canada Unveils New Maple Leaf Lounge with Outdoor Terrace at San Francisco International Airport

Exclusive 165-seat space located in Terminal 2, features airline’s first outdoor terrace, range of premium amenities Lounge provides elevated comfort and convenience to departing San Francisco customers 28th lounge globally with more to come, including at Newark Terminal A this week MONTREAL, CANADA, 2023-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada has opened its brand-new Maple Leaf… Read the full press release

Emirates announces daily flights from Dubai to Montreal starting July 5th, expanding its Canadian footprint

Airline spreads its wings to second Canadian gateway to meet demand for international travel between Canada and the rest of the world From 5 July, daily flights to Montréal on widebody Boeing 777-300ER to complement daily A380 services to Toronto Airline’s network expands to 18 points across the Americas, including Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil and… Read the full press release

Air Canada Appoints Industry Veteran Jon Turner as Vice President of Cargo to Lead Global Business Strategy

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2023-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (January 25, 2023) announced that Jon Turner, currently Vice President, Inflight Services, has been appointed Vice President, Cargo effective February 18, 2023. An accomplished airline executive with expertise in global strategy, operations and customer service, Mr. Turner has held a wide range of progressively… Read the full press release

Air Canada Cargo Launches New Freighter Routes to Liege and Basel, Connecting European Markets to Global Network

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2023-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada Cargo today (January 24, 2023) announced that scheduled service to Liege with its Boeing 767 freighters will begin next month, while flights to Basel are slated to begin in April. Air Canada Cargo will operate flights twice per week to Liege, with service increasing to… Read the full press release

Air Canada Named One of Canada’s Best Employers for 8th Consecutive Year by Forbes

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2023-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada has been named one of Canada’s Best Employers 2023 by Forbes for the eighth consecutive year, recognizing the airline’s commitment to providing excellent employment opportunities for employees in Canada. “We are honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers 2023 by Forbes yet again, a clear signal that… Read the full press release

Air Canada’s Lucie Guillemette Retires After Five Decades of Exceptional Service

New senior management structure will create two new EVP positions MONTREAL, CANADA,, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Jan. 12, 2023) announced the retirement of Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Ms. Guillemette, who is responsible for the airline’s commercial strategies, will retire at the end of April 2023, ending… Read the full press release

Air Canada Prepares for Winter Holidays, Successfully Carries Over 2 Million Customers Despite Disruptions

More than 2 million customers safely transported on nearly 17,000 flights MONTREAL, CANADA, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada made extensive preparations for the winter holiday season, which is typically one of the peak travel periods of the year. This year, more than 2 million customers were anticipated to fly with the carrier… Read the full press release

Air Canada Cargo Vice President Jason Berry named Executive of the Year by Air Cargo World

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Dec. 12, 2022) congratulated Jason Berry, Vice President, Cargo, on being named Executive of the Year by Air Cargo World, one of the longest-standing publications focused on the transportation and logistics industries. “This award is a very well-deserved recognition for Jason, which I know he… Read the full press release

Air Canada launches its first non-stop service to Southeast Asia with the inaugural flight to Bangkok

Only Non-Stop Service Between North America and Thailand Four-times weekly, seasonal flights from YVR until Mar. 26 MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A celebration was held at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) yesterday to mark Air Canada’s inaugural flight AC65, which departed last night from YVR. The flight is now enroute to Thailand and scheduled to arrive in… Read the full press release

Air Canada named Best Airline in North America by Global Traveler readers for the fourth consecutive year

Also named Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness for the third consecutive year MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada has been named the Best Airline in North America for the fourth consecutive year by the readers of Global Traveler. The airline also won for Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness for the third consecutive year in the 19th edition of… Read the full press release

Air Canada sends Canadians a message of togetherness with heartfelt short film to celebrate the holiday season

Animated short film follows a heartwarming story of a baby loon reuniting with loved ones for the holidays MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada is celebrating the holiday season with a new, heartfelt short film to enchant Canadians with a message of togetherness. Launching today (Dec 5, 2022) across Canada, the… Read the full press release

Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program wins five category at 2022 Canada’s Choice competition

Air Canada program tops every category it entered, winning five top finishes MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program had a strong showing at this year’s Canada’s Choice travel rewards, where Canadians are invited to name their favourite loyalty programs and credit cards in Canada. Aeroplan and its credit card partners were eligible for five… Read the full press release

Air Canada adds Live TV as the newest addition to its onboard entertainment

Six Canadian national sports and news channels in English and French Customers can watch exciting live sports on TSN and RDS, including soccer, hockey, football, golf, basketball and more, plus national, world, and business news 55% of mainline aircraft to be Live TV-enabled by the second quarter of 2023 MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Air Canada Cargo announces new equine product

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada Cargo today (Nov 07, 2022) announced the introduction of a specialized service for equine transportation utilizing its Boeing 767-300 freighters. Air Canada Cargo will use stalls that are specifically designed to transport prized horses, with up to three animals per unit. Equine attendants accompanying horses… Read the full press release

Emirates and Air Canada launch codeshare cooperation

Emirates and Air Canada customers will have access to 46 points across North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa Frequent flyer members of Skywards and Aeroplan will soon be able to earn and redeem points or miles when flying with both airlines Enhanced customer offering implemented with the issuance of a single ticket and baggage transfers through to… Read the full press release

Air Canada converts options to bring to 60 its total confirmed A220 order

Advances Air Canada’s modernization program for more fuel-efficient fleet MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Oct. 26, 2022) announced that it has converted options for 15 Airbus A220-300 aircraft into firm orders, bringing to 60 the total number of the Canadian-built aircraft it will acquire for its fleet. “This expanded… Read the full press release

Air Canada enhances customer experience with new range of product improvements

Upgraded International Economy Class meals including Chef Jérôme Ferrer created entrees, plus new Air Canada Bistro choices Complimentary Wi-Fi for all Premium Rouge customers 25 per cent increase in onboard entertainment content, including Live TV New Acqua di Parma amenity kits and, in Vancouver, Porsche-powered Air Canada Chauffeur Service for Air Canada Signature Class MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Nov-01 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Air Canada and CAE to double the Captain Judy Cameron scholarships for Canadian women in flight training

Eight scholarships will be awarded to young Canadian women studying to become commercial pilots or maintenance engineers Four aspiring commercial pilots to become CAE Women in Flight – Air Canada ambassadors Scholarship applications open Nov. 1 here MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada and CAE today (Oct. 25, 2022) announced the two Montreal-based… Read the full press release