Air Canada named Best Airline in North America for second consecutive year

Jul 19 2018, 12:28 am

For the second consecutive year, Air Canada has been named the Best Airline in North America.

The honour was given to Canada’s largest airline at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards in London, England yesterday.

The latest award marks the seventh time in the past nine years the carrier was selected as the best in North America by the World Airline Awards, which are based on passenger satisfaction surveys of approximately 20 million global travellers.

“We are very pleased that Air Canada has again been recognized as the Best Airline in North America by the highly respected Skytrax World Airline Awards,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.

Since 2010, Air Canada has invested a $10 Billion capital expenditure to “elevate the travel experience.”

This includes an expanded global network connecting over its Canadian gateway hubs to more than 220 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. As well, there has been a fleet renewal program that introduced Boeing 777s and state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners, new Boeing 737MAX aircraft, with Airbus A220-300 jets entering the fleet in 2019.

“Air Canada achieved a remarkable success winning this top accolade as the Best Airline in North America for the seventh time,” said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax. “Air Canada demonstrates that it is truly a passenger favourite as it continues to receive such a vote of confidence from customers.”

Earlier this month, Air Canada’s service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) was ranked the ninth most profitable passenger airline route in the world, generating $552 million US annually in revenue for the carrier.

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