Air Canada

flag-carrier and largest airline of Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest airline. It flies from Canada to the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and some Caribbean countries. Air Canada began on September 1, 1937.[1] It was first called Trans-Canada Air Lines. The first flight was from Vancouver to Seattle. The airline's name changed to Air Canada in 1964.[2] Air Canada was privatized in 1989.[3] A large strike was launched by Air Canada pilots in September 1998.[4] Air Canada bought Canadian Airlines in 2000.[5] Since the early 2000s Air Canada has had many financial problems.[6]

Air Canada
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsCalgary, Montreal, Toronto
Frequent-flyer programAeroplan
AllianceStar Alliance

Fleet change

Air Canada's fleet includes:[7]

Air Canada has ordered the Boeing 737 MAX airplanes for the future. It is still receiving more Embraers and Boeing 787s. In the past, Air Canada had Airbus A340s, Boeing 727s, Boeing 737s, Boeing 747s, Douglas DC-8s, Douglas DC-9s and Embraer 170s.[9]

Gallery change

References change

  1. "September 1, 1937: Passengers get to fly! 75 - Air Canada's 80th Anniversary". Archived from the original on March 1, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. "Air Canada Corporate Profile".
  3. Apr 12, Annie Bergeron-Oliver Published on; 2013 6:23pm (12 April 2013). "Air Canada's privatization, 25 years later".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. "Remember what happened in the last Air Canada strike? - The Star". 14 June 2011.
  5. Milton, Robert A. (2009). Straight from the Top: The Truth About Air Canada. Greystone Books. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-926685-40-3.
  6. Taylor, Fabrice (17 June 2015). "Memo to lingering skeptics: The new Air Canada is nothing like the old". The Globe and Mail.
  7. "Air Canada Planes, Fleet and Seat Maps".
  8. "Boeing: Air Canada finalizes order for 61 737 MAXs".
  9. "Air Canada Fleet Details and History".