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Air Canada named ‘Best Airline in North America’

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada has been named Best Airline in North America by the Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards announced at the Paris Air Show.

Air Canada shares plunge

Air Canada shares fell Monday after the country’s largest airline issued a surprise preliminary profit warning that it will record a loss in the first quarter.

Air Canada becomes the only international four-star airline in North America

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada has become the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.

Air Canada unveils its new leisure airline

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada today unveiled its new leisure airline, marking a milestone in the transformation of Canada's flag carrier to compete in the growing leisure travel sector.

Air Canada and Turkish Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada and Turkish Airlines are pleased to announce today a reciprocal code sharing agreement that will make it easy and convenient for customers to connect between the two Star

Air Canada reports record October load factor

MONTREAL, Canada - For the month of October, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 82.9%, versus 79.4% in October 2011, an increase of 3.5 percentage points.

Air Canada announces fleet plan for international growth

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada today unveiled a fleet plan providing for international growth at both the mainline carrier and its new low-cost leisure airline to be launched in 2013.

Air Canada and Aer Lingus sign interline agreement

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada and Aer Lingus today announced they have signed an interline agreement to make flying between Canada and Ireland more convenient.

Delta Hotels and Resorts, Air Canada and Aeroplan partner to offer...

TORONTO, Canada - Delta Hotels and Resorts, Air Canada and Aeroplan are proud to announce an exclusive promotion and contest providing loyalty members who stay at any Delta hotel or resort with 15 per

Air Canada to hire over 900 employees

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada said today that it will hire more than 900 employees over the next 12 months to meet its planned workforce requirements.

Air Canada launches promotion to mark 75th anniversary of inaugural flight

MONTREAL, Canada - In celebration of the 75th anniversary of its inaugural flight, Air Canada has launched a special promotion offering a 15 per cent discount off Tango and Tango Plus fares for travel

Air Canada passenger finds sewing needle in catered sandwich

A passenger on an Air Canada flight found a sewing needle in a catered sandwich during a flight Monday, the airline said.

Air Canada hosts Star Alliance CEOs in Vancouver for annual strategy...

VANCOUVER, Canada - Air Canada welcomed in Vancouver today the chief executives of more than 20 Star Alliance member airlines.

Air Canada expects to resume regular schedule Saturday April 14

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada is preparing to resume its full flight schedule for Saturday April 14, 2012 following the cancellation of approximately 75 flights on Friday April 13 due to illegal job a

Update on Air Canada flight delays and cancellations

MONTREAL, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Although Air Canada ground handling employees at Toronto and Montreal international airports have returned to work following an illegal work stoppage this morni

Quebec threatens to sue Air Canada, Canadian government

The Government of Quebec is considering suing Air Canada and the federal government over the closing of Montreal service facility that was servicing Air Canada's planes.

Air Canada pilots stage massive “sick-out”

A surge in sick calls from Air Canada pilots, along with morning fog and a fire at the country’s largest airport, led to snarled travel schedules on one of the busiest weekends of the year.

No disruption of service at Air Canada

MONTREAL, Canada - Canada's Minister of Labour, the Hon.

Air Canada receives strike notice

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada has been advised by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), representing the airline's approximately 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers

Air Canada celebrates 75th anniversary with debut of Dreamliner in Canada

TORONTO, Canada - Thousands of Air Canada customers, employees and suppliers are taking part today in an open house event in Toronto to kick off a year-long celebration of the airline's 75th anniversa

Sports executive welcomes Toronto-St.Thomas flights

TORONTO, Canada - A leading tennis coach and sports administrator in Canada sees the launch of nonstop Air Canada service to St.

Air Canada voted Best North American Airline

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada has been voted the Best Airline in North America by the readers of Global Traveler magazine in an international survey of business travelers.

WestJet prepares for potential Air Canada strike

CALGARY - WestJet today announced that in the event of strike action at Air Canada, it will add extra flights in order to accommodate passengers that may be otherwise stranded.

Air Canada to launch Toronto-St. Kitts service

St. Kitts tourism officials are reminding agents that Air Canada will begin service to St. Kitts on Dec. 23 for the peak winter 2011/2012 travel season which ends in April 2012.

Federal government to stay out of Air Canada strike

Canada's federal government served notice last night that it plans to table legislation to end the strike by Air Canada’s call centre, check-in and gate agents.

Air Canada pilots reject agreement with airline

Air Canada has been advised by the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) that the tentative agreement reached on March 18 was not ratified by the pilot membership.

Air Canada resumed service from Toronto Island airport

Air Canada resumed service from the Toronto Island airport in downtown Toronto yesterday, providing travellers with additional options for flying between Toronto and Montreal.

Air Canada adjusts outlook in light of sustained high fuel costs

Air Canada said that it is adjusting its previously communicated plans for 2011 system capacity growth in light of sustained high fuel costs. AC had said back on Feb.

Star Alliance expands its Upgrade Awards program

Frankfurt, GERMANY – Frequent flyers on the Star Alliance network can now also use their miles to upgrade when travelling on Air Canada, TAM and US Airways.

Air Canada operations in northern Europe limited by weather

Air Canada is advising that the continuing effects of severe winter conditions in England are strictly limiting its operations to and from London and passengers are urged to consult the company web si