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Air Canada

Air Canada is the largest airline in Canada. The airline, Air Canada was founded in 1937 and Air Canada is also a founding member of the Star Alliance.

Air Canada provides vacation packages to over 90 destinations in the whole world. If we add air Canada and its partners then the airline serves over an average of more than 1,613 scheduled flights per day domestic and internationally.

General Information

  • IATA Code: AC
  • ICAO Code: ACA
  • Alliance: Star alliance 
  • Frequent Flyer Program: Aeroplan
  • Headquarters: Cote-Vertu Boulevard West, Dorval, Quebec, Canada

Air Canada provides a scheduled and charter air transport service for its passengers and cargo to over 207 destinations approx worldwide.

Air Canada has different varieties of the fleet like Airbus A330, Boeing 777, and Boeing 787 that are used on long-haul routes because of the wide-body aircraft and uses the Airbus A320, including the A319, A320, and A321, Boeing 737 MAX 8, and Airbus A220-300 family aircraft on short-haul routes especially for domestic purpose.

Air Canada flies about to 64 domestic destinations and 158 international destinations across the whole world including these continents like Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Australia.

If we add air Canada with its regional partners, the airline’s carrier operates over 222 destinations in 47 countries of 6 continents worldwide.

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Contact Information

  • Website:
  • Email : N/A
  • Reservations: 1-888-247-2262
  • Baggage: 1-888 689-2247
  • Technical issues & Complain: 1-855-281-1761
  • Enquiry form: 1-844-347-4268
  • Enquiry : 1-514-393-3333

Air Canada Baggage Fees

All passengers must follow these criteria that checked bags must have a maximum weight of 50 pounds (23 kg) and the maximum dimensions of the bag is 62 inches (158 cm), otherwise, you have to pay extra money for your luggage.

  • Premium Economy: 2 bags included free of cost.
  • Business Class: 2 bags included free of cost.
Region Bags & Cost 
The US To/From Canada
1st bag$302nd bag$503rd + bag$100 each
The US To/From Mexico
1st bag$302nd bag$503rd + bag$225
US To/From Europe
1st bag$702nd bag$1003rd + bag$225
Canada To/From Europe
1st bag$702nd bag$1003rd + bag$225
The domestic U.S.
1st bag free 2nd bag$703rd + bag$225
Domestic Canada
1st bag$302nd bag$503rd + bag$100

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Air Canada Airlines History

TCA was formed through federal legalization on 11th April 1937 as a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railways. The new department planned for linking cities through the airline by the government control from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast. Therefore, Canadian Airways bought two Lockheed Model 10 Electras along with one Boeing Stearman biplane.

Passengers’ flight started on 1st Sept 1937. On first July 1938 TCA hired its first flight attendant! st April 1939 the route from Montreal to Vancouver started. The airline has grown with 579 employees by Jan 1940. Later on, the Canadian Pacific Airlines in the year 1942 suggested joining with TCA. But got rejected by  William Lyon Mackenzie King. During World War II, Air travel increased. And CP started a few international Routes. In 1964, TCA became the national airline of Canada.

In 1976, Air Canada became an independent Crown Corporation. Air Canada was privatized in 1988 and they sold 43% of their share to the public market. On Oct 7th, 1987 it has become the first airline in the world with a fleet-wide non-smoking policy and finally, it became completely privatized by 1989.

During the 21st century, it has become the 20th world largest airline in the world. From 16th March 2016 negotiation for buying the Transat A.T. was going on and finally, by Aug 2019 Transat A.T. approved 95% of its shareholder acquisition by Air Canada.

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