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Overview - Air Canada
Air Canada together with its regional airline subsidiary, Air Canada Jazz, provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations in Canada and around the world, vacation packages to over 90 destinations, as well as maintenance, ground handling and training services to other airlines.
As Canada’s flag carrier, Air Canada is recognized as a leader in the global air transportation market by pursuing a strategy based on value-added customer service, technical excellence and passenger safety.
Air Canada has been ranked as the world’s safest airline in an independent analysis by air safety consultants of more than 500 airlines using ten management and environment criteria. In a 2002, survey of the world’s most frequent air travellers, conducted by travel information publisher OAG, Air Canada was voted best airline in North America for the second time in three years; Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, Aeroplan, was voted best in the world for two consecutive years in 2002, and again in 2003 when the airline’s website was also voted best in the world. In 1999, Air Canada was selected as best passenger service airline in the world by Air Transport World Magazine. In addition, the readers of Business Traveler International have chosen Air Canada as their preferred airline to Canada for the past ten consecutive years.
Air Canada's predecessor, Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA), inaugurated its first flight on September 1st, 1937. The 50-minute flight aboard a Lockheed 10A carried two passengers and mail between Vancouver and Seattle. By 1964, TCA had grown to become Canada's national airline; it changed its name to Air Canada. The airline became fully privatized in 1989. In 2000, Air Canada acquired Canadian Airlines International, Canada’s second largest air carrier, thus becoming the world’s tenth largest international carrier.
Customer Service Highlights
Executive First, Air Canada’s redesigned international executive class service, offers first class comfort and sophistication at business class fares and is available on most transatlantic and all transpacific routes. Air Canada’s personalized Concierge service is available for Executive First and Aeroplan Super Elite customers at major Canadian, US and international airports.
Air Canada offers electronic ticketing on virtually all of its North American routes, and is expanding this convenient service to include international destinations as well.
In 1999, Air Canada became the first airline in Canada to introduce the convenience of self-serve check-in kiosks at major airports across Canada.
Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges welcome Executive First and Executive Class ticket holders, as well as Aeroplan Super Elite and Elite members, Star Alliance Gold cardholders and Diners/enRoute Maple Leaf Club cardholders. Air Canada's 19 quiet, comfortable lounges offer a selection of newspapers and magazines as well as complimentary beverages. They are ideal for customers who want to work or relax before a flight. Many of Air Canada's lounges offer state-of-the-art business centres. The Xerox Business Centres offer a complete range of leading-edge business equipment and computers, modern furnishings and high-speed Internet accessibility.
Air Canada offers its longhaul customers the convenience of freshening up after overnight flights at its arrivals lounges at London Heathrow and Vancouver airports. These lounges have private shower facilities as well as valet services for clothes pressing and shoe cleaning, Xerox business centres, dining areas for continental breakfast, and quiet lounge areas.
Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, Aeroplan, is Canada’s most popular. Over 6 million members earn miles toward reward travel to destinations served by Air Canada, its regional airlines and worldwide partner airlines. Aeroplan miles earned on Star Alliance flights count toward achieving top-tier membership status with Air Canada. In addition, Air Canada Aeroplan members earn miles through an extensive network of car rental companies, hotels, telephone companies and affinity credit card companies.