Air Canada is one of the largest airlines in Canada and it is considered to be its flag carrier. The airline was founded on 11 April 1937 and provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 182 destinations worldwide. It is the world’s tenth-largest passenger airline by fleet size, and is founding member of the Star Alliance, which is the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada’s corporate headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec, while its largest hub is Toronto Pearson International Airport, located in Mississauga, Ontario.
Canada’s national airline originated from the Canadian federal government’s 1936 creation of Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA). In 1965, TCA was renamed Air Canada following government consent.
Air Canada serves over 38 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 190 destinations on five continents. It also has a proud history of assisting organizations that concentration on the improvement of the lives of Canadians. They participate in the community’s social fabric by supporting charitable organizations that help children and youth through their organization named the Air Canada Foundation. They also support local events and activities by non-profit organizations that assist in the economic growth of the community.
Together with its employees, the airline conducts its business in a way that safeguards the health and safety of its employees, customers, the general public, its contractors, agents, subsidiary, and associated companies. While still meeting its responsibilities under all appropriate guidelines such as ensuring that there is active involvement of management, employees and Safety & Health Committees. They also ensure the institution of suitable training and education programs and in continual development, monitoring and improvement of effective safety practices.
Air Canada traces its roots back to sweet humble beginnings and but today, it finds itself among the world’s 20 largest airlines.