Air Canada Express

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Air Canada Express
Air Canada Express' new logo, 2017.png
C-FRUZ@YYJ 21Oct19.jpg
Air Canada Express De Havilland Dash 8 in the current 2017 livery
IATA ICAO Callsign
various various See Operators
FoundedMay 3, 2011
AOC #5262[1]
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programAeroplan (Air Canada)
AllianceStar Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size133
Parent companyAir Canada
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada

Air Canada Express is a brand name under which two regional airlines operate feeder flights for Air Canada. They primarily connect smaller cities with Air Canada's domestic hub airports and focus cities, although they offer some point-to-point and international (United States) service; for example, direct service from Toronto (YYZ) to Boston (BOS).

On April 26, 2011, it was reported that Air Canada decided to retire the Air Canada Jazz brand and created the Air Canada Express brand.[2] Prior to establishing the Express name, the flights operated primarily under the Air Canada Jazz or Air Canada Alliance banners. As of January 2020, Air Georgian no longer provides services under the capacity purchase agreement. Those services were transferred back to Jazz.


Operators and fleet[edit]

As of June 2020, the combined fleet consists of the following aircraft operated by these regional air carriers:[3]

Air Canada Express fleet
Airline IATA Service ICAO Code Callsign Aircraft In service Passengers Parent
J Y Total
Jazz Aviation QK JZA Jazz De Havilland Dash 8-300 23 50 50 Chorus Aviation
De Havilland Dash 8-400 44 74 74
78 78
Bombardier CRJ-200 15 50 50
Bombardier CRJ-900 26 12 64 76
Sky Regional Airlines KV SKV Maple Embraer E175 25 12 64 76 Skyservice Business Aviation
Total 133
Air Canada Express De Havilland Dash 8-400 in new livery
Air Canada Express E175 at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in the old but still present livery.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Transport Canada (28 August 2019), Civil Aviation Services (CAS) AOC.
  2. ^ "Air Canada Launches New Regional Brand". Financial Post. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Our Fleet". Air Canada. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  4. ^ "2019 Annual Information Form" (PDF). Air Canada. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  5. ^ "Air Canada Completes Transfer of Embraer 175 Regional Jets to Sky Regional" (Press release). Air Canada. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Air Canada / Air Georgian ends Beechcraft 1900 service in late-Oct 2018". Routes Online. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  7. ^ "Air Georgian, sub-contractor that flew 1.5 million Air Canada passengers a year, heading toward bankruptcy protection". Financial Post. Retrieved 2020-04-24.

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