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Air Canada is Canada's de facto flag carrier and largest full-service airline. Its predecessor, Trans-Canada Air Lines, began passenger and mail service in 1937. Air Canada operates hubs at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Montréal Trudeau International Airport and Vancouver International Airport, while Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa are focus cities for the airline. Air Canada and its regional partner, Air Canada Express, provide service to over 170 destinations in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
Air Canada provides either one or two classes of service on its flights.
Passengers traveling in Executive First Service enjoy priority check-in, security clearance and boarding, lounge access, personal seat-back video screens with on-demand entertainment, power outlets for laptops, and USB ports for game controllers. Additionally, Air Canada's Boeing 777s, Airbus A330s and most Boeing 767s feature fully lie-flat seats in Executive First Service.
Passengers traveling in Executive Class enjoy priority check-in, security clearance and boarding, lounge access, recliner seats, personal video screens with on-demand entertainment, in-seat power outlets for laptops, and USB ports for game controllers.
Economy Class passengers traveling on most of Air Canada's Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft enjoy personal video screens with on-demand entertainment, laptop power outlets, a USB port for game controllers and XM Satellite Radio.
Comfort Plus seats with additional legroom are available on select leisure routes to Europe and the Caribbean on B767s that have an older layout compared to Air Canada's newer Executive First Service product. Comfort Plus seats are located at the front of the aircraft, and they are wider and have a greater seat pitch than standard Economy Class seats.
Air Canada's OnBoard Café is available in Economy Class on domestic flights over 90 minutes in duration and on flights to the U.S. and to other destinations in Central America and the Caribbean. Economy Class passengers may purchase a variety of snacks and alcoholic beverages on flights between 90 minutes and two hours in duration, with a wider selection of snacks and meal items available on flights of more than two hours. Passengers traveling in Executive First Service, Executive Class, or to other international destinations in Economy Class will receive complimentary meal and beverage service.
Generally, Air Canada's aircraft have seat-back video screens at all seats with audio and video on demand, including XM Satellite Radio. Air Canada's regional jets and certain Boeing 767s and Airbus A319s have an older interior and do not have seat-back entertainment systems.
Most of Air Canada's aircraft have a 110V AC power outlet at each seat in Executive First Service and Executive Class and shared power outlets in Economy Class. Air Canada's regional jets and certain 767s and A319s have an older interior and do not have power outlets.
Air Canada's fleet includes the following aircraft types*:
Air Canada has ordered more than 35 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which will replace its B767s.
*Please note that Air Canada often has several configurations of a specific aircraft type, so please check SeatGuru for seat map information and recommendations on the best seats for your flight.
Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance network, which consists of more than twenty airlines including the following:
Additionally, Air Canada codeshares with many Star Alliance members and other airlines, including the following:
Aeroplan is Air Canada's frequent flyer loyalty program.
o Elite and Super Elite members are recognized as Star Alliance Gold members when traveling on Star Alliance airlines and have access to Star Alliance members' owned lounges with the Star Alliance Gold logo at the entrance when traveling on international itineraries.