Air Canada Express

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Air Canada Express
Air Canada Express logo.svg
FoundedMay 3, 2011
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programAeroplan
AllianceStar Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size114
Parent companyAir Canada
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada

Air Canada Express is a brand name of regional feeder flights for Air Canada that are subcontracted to other airlines. As of March 2021, Jazz Aviation is the sole operator of Air Canada Express. They primarily connect smaller cities with Air Canada's domestic hub airports and focus cities, although they offer some point-to-point and international service to the United States.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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 Aviation. On March 1, 2021, it was also announced that Sky Regional would also no longer provide services under the capacity purchase agreement and therefore Jazz Aviation would become the sole operator of the express brand.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Operators and fleet[edit]

Air Canada Jazz CRJ200ER in a former livery.
Air Canada Express Embraer 175 in a former livery.

Current fleet[edit]

As of January 2022, the fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3][4]

Air Canada Express fleet
Operator Aircraft In service Passengers
J Y Total
Jazz Aviation De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 39 78 78
Bombardier CRJ200ER 15 50 50
Bombardier CRJ900LR 35 12 64 76
Embraer 175 25 12 64 76
Total 114

Historical fleet[edit]

The Air Canada Express brand, through its various regional and commuter airline partners, operated a variety of turbofan and twin turboprop aircraft over the years including the following types:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air Canada Launches New Regional Brand". Financial Post. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying". News Release Archive. Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  3. ^ "Our Fleet". Air Canada. Retrieved September 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "Air Canada Express Fleet Details and History".

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