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Overview - Air Canada
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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.
Electronic ticketing is offered on virtually all Air Canada flights operating on North American routes, and is expanding this convenient service to include most 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.