meet Air Canada rouge™

Air Canada rouge is the stylishly affordable new leisure airline from Air Canada. As a wholly owned Air Canada subsidiary, it's part of Air Canada's newly integrated leisure group that also includes Air Canada Vacations.

Everyone wants more vacation time away and Air Canada rouge, together with Air Canada Vacations, offers competitively-priced travel to exciting leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean: Edinburgh, Venice, Athens and multiple destinations in Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

Air Canada rouge is backed by Air Canada's 75-year reputation for safety and reliability and Air Canada Vacations' 30-plus year history of vacation travel excellence.

fly affordably and enjoyably

Air Canada rouge fares are always competitive and include a full package of attractive benefits that together add up to the outstanding value.

Flights are on sale as of December 18, 2012 for travel starting July 1, 2013 with competitive fares bookable through, or through travel agents. Special introductory fares on all routes and Air Canada vacations packages are available December 18-25, 2012.

get great benefits

  • affordable fares that make it possible to vacation more often
  • comfortable travel with rouge, rouge Plus and Premium rouge seating options
  • next generation wireless streaming of entertainment content to customers' electronic devices (PEDs) such as laptops, tablets or smartphones for an affordable fee
  • Air Canada's award winning enRoute magazine in seatbacks and inflight entertainment on Europe flights
  • complimentary meals and non-alcoholic beverages on flights to Europe and snacks meals and beverages available at a nominal fee on Caribbean flights
  • Air Canada-originating Boeing 767-300ER and Airbus A319 aircraft with stylish and modern cabin interiors featuring innovative new seats that increase customer space and maximize comfort
  • Air Canada pilots and newly hired Air Canada rouge flight attendants trained for both safety and warm, welcoming service
  • Air Canada's reputation for safety and reliability
  • seamless connections across Air Canada's network
  • fast, convenient check-in online at, on mobile devices and at airport kiosks
  • Air Canada's generous checked and carry-on baggage allowance
  • Maple Leaf lounge comfort with passes available at a fee for Latitude guests and complimentary for Air Canada eligible top tier members
  • customized vacations with air-only travel or full packages through Air Canada Vacations

go more to exciting vacation destinations

Whether exploring the culture and cobblestones of Europe or soaking up the Caribbean sun, the ideal – and affordable – vacation awaits with Air Canada rouge and partner Air Canada Vacations.


  • Toronto - Athens 4x/ week
  • Montreal – Athens 2x/ week
  • Toronto – Venice 3x/week
  • Toronto – Edinburgh 3x/week


  • Toronto – Punta Cana 3x/week
  • Toronto – Puerto Plata 1x/week
  • Toronto – Samana 1x/.week
  • Toronto -- Liberia 2x/week
  • Toronto – San José 2x/week
  • Toronto – Varadero 3x/week
  • Toronto – Santa Clara 1x/week
  • Toronto – Cayo Coco 1x/week
  • Toronto – Holguin 1x/week
  • Toronto – Kingston 5x/week

Edinburgh: a gateway to Scotland and northern England; an ideal fly & drive destination

Venice: world renowned cruise port and tourist destination

Athens: one of the world's oldest cities with over 3,000 years of recorded history

Cuba: four popular destinations in Cuba through Air Canada Vacations offering miles of spectacular beaches, cultural adventures and a rich history

Costa Rica: A coastal paradise featuring towering volcanoes, tropical rainforests, spectacular dive sites and beaches.

Dominican Republic: miles of tranquil white sand beaches, diving, water sports, and a vibrant history

Jamaica: something for everyone with adventure, beaches and rich culture; explore Kingston's scenic waterfront with art venues and culinary delights.

relax in our cabin interiors

Our stylish and modern cabin interiors will feature innovative new seats that increase customer space and maximize comfort. All of our fabric seats will also feature leather headrests to provide a restful experience.

Airbus 319-100 (A319)

Number of seats
Cabin configuration
3 * 3
Cabin class – rouge1
118 rouge seats
  • Pitch: 29" (new comfortable "slimline" seats)
  • Recline: 3"
  • Width: 18" (between armrests)
  • Width: 22" (outside armrests)
  • Wheelchair accessible
Cabin class – rouge Plus1
24 rouge Plus seats
  • Pitch: 35" (new comfortable "slimline" seats)
  • Recline: 5"
  • Width: 18" (between armrests)
  • Width: 22" (outside armrests)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upgrade for $40 each way to the Caribbean

Boeing 767-300 (B763) – Winter 2013 configuration (end-state)

Number of seats
Cabin configuration
2 * 2 * 2 (premium Rouge)
2 * 3 * 2 (rouge and rouge Plus)
Cabin class – rouge1
230 rouge seats
  • Pitch: 30" (new comfortable "slimline" seats)
  • Recline: 3"
  • Width: 18" (between armrests)
  • Width: 22" (outside armrests)
  • Wheelchair accessible
Cabin class – rouge Plus1
28 rouge Plus seats
  • Pitch: 35" (new comfortable "slimline" seats)
  • Recline: 5"
  • Width: 18" (between armrests)
  • Width: 22" (outside armrests)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upgrade for $90 each way to Europe or $40 to the Caribbean
Cabin class – Premium rouge1
24 Premium rouge seats
  • Pitch: 37"
  • Recline: 7"
  • Width: 18.5" (between armrests)
  • Width: 23.5" (outside armrests)
  • Available for purchase as a separate fare class in February 2013

enjoy our in-flight entertainment

Air Canada rouge is excited to feature next generation wireless streaming of entertainment content to passenger electronic devices (PEDs) such as laptops, tablets or smartphones. Movies, TV shows, music, destination information and much more will be available to passengers for an affordable fee. Final program details and pricing will be communicated prior to first flight in July 2013.

Every seat will have Air Canada's award winning enRoute magazine which features internationally recognized writers and the work of renowned photographers and illustrators.

savour our on-board service

On flights to the Caribbean, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be offered to all passengers as well as a delicious Buy On Board menu featuring hot and cold meals and snacks as well as alcoholic beverages.

On flights to Europe, rouge and rouge Plus customers will enjoy a complimentary hot meal with a full selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Premium rouge customers will be delighted with exceptional food and beverage served on fine dishware and glassware. Hot towels, snacks, exquisitely-prepared meals and carefully selected wines provide for an unforgettable experience for our Premium rouge customers.

earn Aeroplan Miles

Flying with Air Canada rouge mean enjoying all of the benefits of the Aeroplan rewards program, Customers earn non-status miles on Tango bookings and Air Canada Status Miles on Tango Plus and Latitude fares.

Tango Plus

*accrual levels are per flight segment
**eligible Air Canada Top Tier members also enjoy complimentary preferred seating

name and personality

Air Canada rouge embodies the best of Air Canada including reliability, trustworthiness, top safety standards and a name and iconic brand that represents 'Canada. The name was tested in major Canadian cities. Canadians said the name and colors spoke to the color Canada is known for: red, a color they link to warmth, fun and excitement. Air Canada rouge also represents Canada's two official languages.

Canadians want to travel more for vacation – with ease and affordability. Air Canada rouge understands that and delivers it with competitive fares, stress-free check in, stylish cabin interiors,welcoming onboard service that's professional and relaxed with food, seating and entertainment choices. With Air Canada rouge, more leisure travel is easy,and getting to and from a vacation is as enjoyable as the vacation itself.

the team and partners

Air Canada's rouge's President and Chief Executive Officer is Michael Friisdahl, who brings over 25 years experience in the international leisure travel industry. He leads a small management team that works closely with Air Canada Vacations which, together, comprise the Air Canada Leisure Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Canada.

Air Canada pilots who are among the best in the airline industry will operate Air Canada rouge flights. Newly hired Air Canada rouge flight attendants will ensure safe, warm and welcoming onboard customer service.

For the start up of service, Air Canada airport and baggage staff will handle Air Canada rouge airport services. Air Canada rouge aircraft will be maintained by Air Canada through its ongoing aircraft maintenance program.

Two hundred new jobs for pilots and flight attendants will be created on the Air Canada rouge team.

timeline to take off

  • flights on sale as of December 18, 2012
  • special introductory air-only fares and Air Canada Vacation packages available December 18 to 25, 2012 (subject to availability)
  • flight attendant hiring starts February 2013 with safety and customer service training in May/June
  • aircraft painting and cabin interior changes May-June 2013
  • first flights: July 1, 2013