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Air Canada Express

Safety rating : 7/7  Rating Criteria | Safety Rating Breakdown

Product rating : 4/5  Rating Criteria
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Country of Origin: Canada  |  Airline Code: QK

URL: http://www.aircanada.com/en/

Booking URL: http://www.aircanada.com/en/

Seat Map URL: http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/fleet/index.html

Regional Carrier

Picture: Jazz Aviation LP

In Flight Product

Economy Class

  • All aircraft are in economy only configuration except CRJ 705s
  • Nonalcoholic beverages complimentary; alcoholic beverages available for purchase; snack items available for purchase on flights over 90 minutes; sandwiches and salads available for purchase on some flights of 3 hours and 15 minutes and longer; complimentary snacks and meals on Latitude Fare on flights over 90 minutes; cafe vouchers can be pre-purchased for 20% discount over on board purchases
  • No in flight entertainment on most flights: seatback TVs and USB/DC connection available on CRJ-705s
  • Seat pitch of 31 to 34 inch; seat selection available for fee up to 24 hours before flight but available for free closer to flight time
  • Only credit cards accepted for payment on board
  • Limited number of blankets available on all flights
  • Baggage allowance varies with fare type

Executive Class only available on CRJ -705s

  • Full meals and alcoholic beverages served complimentary
  • Audio/Video On Demand
  • Seat pitch of 37 inch
  • In seat USB/DC connection
  • Limited number of blankets available
  • Baggage allowance varies with fare type

History

  • Newly merged carrier Air Canada Regional Inc commenced service in January 2001 as wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Canada utilizing four regional airline brands - AirBC, Air Nova, Air Ontario and Canadian Regional
  • These companies were consolidated to become Jazz by 2002
  • In February 2006, Jazz completed its initial public offering. On January 4, 2011 Jazz Air Income Fund completed a corporate conversion to Chorus Aviation Inc. – a dividend-paying holding company that owns Jazz Aviation LP.
  • There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz
  • Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States.
  • Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.
  • Operates more flights to more Canadian destinations than any other Canadian carrier

Major Strengths

  • Through its partnership with Air Canada, passengers can enjoy seamless travel to/from regional centers from international destinations

Alliances

  • Affiliate member of the Star Alliance

Aircraft Types

  • Bombardier (Q400 NextGen)
  • Bombardier (CRJ 705)
  • Bombardier (CRJ 200)
  • Dash 8-300 (DH3)
  • Dash 8-100 (DH1)
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