Air Canada

Air Canada

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About Air Canada

IATA code AC
Canda headquarters Montreal - Canada
Main operational airport Toronto Pearson International Airport
Number of destinations covered by Air Canada 220
Most popular destination RUH, JED, YUL, KWI
Most popular routes RUH - YYZ, RUH - YUL, YYZ - RUH, YOW - JED
Year of establishment 1936
Parent company Government of Canada
Popular fleet Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 787-9 (789), Airbus A330-300 (333), Boeing 787-8, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A320-200, Embraer E175, Airbus A319-100


As the descendant of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA), which inaugurated its first flight on September 1, 1937, and by 1964 had grown to become Canada’s national airline, Air Canada, the name was chosen to be changed to, is the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, in the Canada-US Transborder market to and from Canada. Moreover, Air Canada is among the 20 largest airlines in the world, with 30000 employees.

Its corporate headquarters is located in Montreal. Basically, as a founding member of Star Alliance, Air Canada provides the most comprehensive air transportation network in the world. In 2016, along with its Air Canada Express, regional partners, Air Canada carried approximately 45 million passengers and served more than 200 destinations on six continents. That is, Air Canada has a massive global network, which provides scheduled passenger services directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States, and 98 in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America. A range of 1600 scheduled flights, on a daily basis, Air Canada and it's Air Canada Express regional partners operate on. The ultimate comfort, technology, and innovation with the ever-growing and ever-changing fleet reflect the vision of the corporate and the commitment, that it is always sticking to, to be at the forefront of the aviation industry. The operating divisions inside the corporate include Air Canada Cargo, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge, along with Air Canada Vacations, which provides vacation packages to over 90 destinations.

Finally, you can book your flight online through the almosafer website, the platform that will enable you to be fully acquainted with all the details and information that you need prior to departure.

Air Canada services for Economy Class, Premium Economy and International Business

Economy Class

  • Comfortable seats pitched 30 to 32 inches (0.76 to 0.81 m) and recline to 4.5 to 6 inches (0.11 to 0.15 m).
  • Complimentary meals on all international flights outside of North America, while for domestic, North American, and Caribbean flights, food, and beverages can be purchased.
  • In-seat power for your laptop
  • An individual reading light

Premium Economy

  • A larger seat with a greater recline compared to those of economy class
  • A welcome beverage once settling into the seat
  • A free choice between two hot meals, accompanied by a refreshing salad and warm bread and dessert, or a hot breakfast served with fresh coffee, juice, pastries, and yogurt; however, in shorter flights within North America, it offers a light breakfast or complimentary snacks.

International Business

  • It is available on European, Asian, Pacific and South American routes  with two different cabins as follows:

    • Executive Pod, of seats which feature electronic flat beds, adjustable pneumatic cushion allowing for customizable comfort, large slide-away table, and a state-of-the-art entertainment system.

    • Classic Pod, of long in lie-flat mode seats, adaptable head and leg rest, touch-screen TV, and noise-cancellation headphones.

  • A broad selection of seasonal dining options, flexible and express, with various and delicious flavors.
  • Extensive menu of the best beverages and drinks.

Air Canada Baggage Allowance

As for your carry-on baggage, whatever your destination is, you can bring 1 standard article and 1 personal article weighed light enough, so that you can store them in the overhead bin unassisted.

As for checked baggage, generally, it varies according to the destinations, from and to. So you can visit the official website to use the checked baggage calculator to determine your free baggage allowance, and any additional fees should you exceed. However, if you are traveling with bags that exceed the below-mentioned criteria, you need to contact Air Canada Cargo:

  • 32 kg in weight
  • 292 cm in linear dimensions
  • 203 cm in length.

Air Canada Check-in Information

Whether through web or mobile, you can check in online from 24 hours before your flight up until the check-in deadline and receive your boarding pass by email or on your phone by SMS, or print it at an airport kiosk.

FAQs for Air Canada

  • Does Air Canada allow web check-in?

    Yes, Air Canada allows web check-in.

  • Does Air Canada provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Air Canada offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Air Canada service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Air Canada is 504.

  • Does Almosafer offer any discounts on Air Canada?

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