Air Canada is Canada's largest airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. In 2018, Air Canada, together with its Air Canada Express regional partners, carried nearly 51 million passengers, offering direct passenger service to more than 220 destinations on six continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
In 2019, we will welcome the first of 45 Airbus A220-300 (formerly the Bombardier C Series) aircraft to our fleet as we move forward with the renewal and modernization of our narrow-body fleet. We will take delivery of another 18 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which joined our fleet in 2017 after a firm order of 61. This builds on the airline’s recent international fleet renewal of state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Air Canada plans to operate 37 Boeing 787 Dreamliners by the end of 2019, including 29 larger Boeing 787-9 versions, with all 37 scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2019.
Air Canada offers Wi-Fi access on select North American flights and across most its 184 narrow-body aircraft, with the goal of having all of our aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi by the end of 2019. All future deliveries of the Boeing 737 MAX and the Airbus A220-300 will come with Wi-Fi installed. Wi-Fi service is the latest product enhancement following the airline’s introduction of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner International Business Class and Premium Economy seating across its Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 777-200LR fleet. Air Canada’s Premium Economy cabin featuring enhanced comfort and amenities is offered on all wide-body aircraft on international flights: Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Boeing 777-300ERs and -200LRs, and Airbus A330-300s.
Air Canada continues to expand its network with the announcement of new destinations launching in 2019:
In 2018, Air Canada launched 29 new routes, including 11 new international routes:
Air Canada has been part of Canadians’ lives and given back to communities across Canada for over 80 years. Established as a registered charitable organization in 2012, the Air Canada Foundation’s mission is focused on the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada and on helping to connect sick children to the medical care they need away from home, granting children’s wishes and alleviating child poverty.
The Foundation works towards its mission by: