Air Canada Bags The Title Of The Best Airline In North America

By: Mary Briscoe Categories: Air Travel

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It is not surprising that Air Canada has soared its way on to the number one spot in North America. in 2017 Sytrax, an international air transport ranking organization put Air Canada on the top of the list. The organization hosts an annual World Airline Awards and in eight years this is the sixth time that Air Canada has managed to snag the top awards. 19.87 million People were surveyed by Skytrax, who asked them to nominate their favorite airline and rank them according to the service of their quality. The airlines were judged on the quality of their meals, friendliness of the cabin crew, check-in and even seat comfort.

Air Canada’s service was ranked the best, and it literally put all its counterparts in both America and Canada to shame. In the worldwide category, the airline still managed to find a respectable spot for itself. Qatar Airways managed to bag the top spot and Air Canada landed on the 29th number in the worldwide category. The survey showed that people were extremely happy with the discounts and special deals that Air Canada comes out with.

1. Air Canada’s Thoughts on Winning the Title

The airline was delighted and couldn’t hold back their pride in their statement. In their statement, the airline thanked its employees for their hard work and dedication. They also thanked their loyal passengers who keep using the airline time and again to fly all over the world. Winning the title sixth year in a row has been a tremendous achievement, and is a great recognition of the excellent quality service that the airline is known for. This year Air Canada is also celebrating its 80th anniversary, thus making this award extra special. They ended their statement by saying they were extremely proud to be Canada’s flag carrier, and it’s only Four Star network carrier.

2. Air Canada’s 10 Billion Capital Expenditure Program

In 2010 the airline embarked on a massive 10 billion capital expenditure program. The programs aim was to elevate their travel experience. They introduced a lot of initiatives that were focused entirely on the customers. These initiatives included:

1. A wide, ever expanding web of networks that connected over its Canadian gateway hubs to almost a hundred European cities, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Asia and all across South America. Air Canada is one of the only airlines in the world that flies over all six continents.

2. The carrier introduced Boeing 777’s and top of the line Boeing 787 Dreamliners when it initiated a fleet renewal program. They’ll be updating the fleet with the new Boeing 737 Max later this year and then in 2019, their fleet will also include Bombardier CSeries jets.

3. The airline will also be updating their current maple leaf lounges in all airports across the globe. Also, they’ll be adding the Maple Leaf Lounges in America and in other international countries all over the world.
4. Their business and first class will introduce first lie-flat seats in all their planes, and in North America in general.

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