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History:   Air Canada's predecessor, Trans-Canada Airlines, was created by federal legislation as a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway on 11 April 1936. The first passenger flights flew on 1 September 1937, with an Electra carrying two passengers and mail from Vancouver to Seattle. By January 1940, the airline had grown to about 500 employees. By 1964, TCA had grown to become Canada's national airline and, in 1964, the name changed from Trans-Canada Airlines to Air Canada. 
During the 1970s government regulations ensured Air Canada's dominance over domestic regional carriers and rival CP Air. The carrier's fleet expansion saw the acquisition of Boeing 727, Boeing 747, and Lockheed Tristar jetliners. In 1988 Air Canada was privatised, and 43% of shares are sold on the public market. By this time, long-haul rival CP Air had become Canadian Airlines International following their acquisition by Pacific Western Airlines. On 7 December 1987, Air Canada became the first airline in the world with a fleet-wide non-smoking policy and in 1989 became completely privatised. In the early 1990s, Air Canada encountered financial difficulties as the airline industry slumped in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War. By 1994, Air Canada had returned to profitability. In 1995, taking advantage of a new U.S.-Canada open skies agreement, Air Canada added 30 new trans-border routes.
In May 1997, Air Canada became a founding member of the Star Alliance,  In January 2001, Air Canada acquired Canada's second largest air carrier, Canadian Airlines, merging the latter's operations, becoming the world's twelfth-largest airline. 
On 31 October 2004, the last Air Canada Boeing 747 flight landed in Toronto from Frankfurt as AC873, ending 33 years of 747 service with the airline. The Boeing 747-400 fleet was replaced by the Airbus A340 fleet. On 19 October 2005 Air Canada unveiled a new aircraft colour scheme and uniforms. A Boeing 767-300ER was painted in the new silver-blue colour, and the dark green/almost black tail was replaced with a new version of the maple leaf known as the 'Frosted Leaf'. On 24 April 2007, Air Canada exercised half of their options for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Also Air Canada ordered and took delivery of the 18 Boeing 777s on order. Air Canada has also taken delivery of 15 Embraer 175s and 45 Embraer 190s. In 2010 Air Canada created a low cost division, Air Canada Rouge, which the parent company would transfer Airbus A319 and Boeing 767-300ER. 
 
Now a days, Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S and in the international market to and from Canada.Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners and leisure carrier,Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada serves over 38 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 190 destinations on five continents.
Operations:  Air Canada is the official airline of Canada and operates from west and east to it's most furthest points in the country. The main bases are Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa where it's has strong presence and has short and long haul fleet's based there. It flies to a mix of destinations across 5 continents, from Sydney, Auckland,Beijing, Tokyo and Delhi to the west and from the east to main European capitals plus middle East and India. It flies to South America including Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Lima or Sau Paulo. It's position also makes it ideal for connection in the USA and the Caribbean. 
Fleet:  Air Canada has a big and strong fleet and modern equipment. it's long haul routes are operated with 777-300ER, 777-200LR ,787-9, 787-8, 767-300ER and Airbus A330-300. Medium routes and domestic routes are operated with Airbus A321-200 A320-200 Airbus A319-100 and Embraer E190. 
It's division Air Canada Express is operated with Embraer jets E175, Bombardier Jets CRJ705, CRJ100/200,Bombardier Propeller Q400 and Dash 8-300/100.
Last it's leisure arm Air Canada Rouge uses Boeing 767-300 for long haul and Airbus A321 and A319 for short/medium routes. 

Personal Review:

         
Good Service overall from Check-in to Cabin serviceExpensive fares
 Route Network, connecting bigger and smaller cities through it's hubs. Clearance of US Immigration at Canada Transit stops. Some routes have changed to Air Canada Rouge with a lower offering and having to pay for extras.
 Modern planes used, with new ones arriving year by year. (Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 787-800). Cabin configuration on the Boeing 777-300 on long haul routes is a 3-4-3 in Economy, losing space and comfort. 
 Good Cabin luggage allowance , two items can be taken on board at no charge.  Some routes operated with older Boeing 767 planes not having upgraded entertainment systems. 
 Member of the Star Alliance, for millage redemption. 

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