Citizens of the World

The 2022 edition reports on Air Canada’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and results for the period January–December 2022.

Michael Rousseau

A message from Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer

I am proud to share Air Canada’s 2022 Corporate Sustainability Report with you, which details our approach, commitments and progress as they relate to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. 2022 was a pivotal year for our business. We celebrated our 85th anniversary and made significant advances in our recovery from the pandemic’s effects on our industry, all while advancing our ESG priorities.

As Canada’s flagship carrier, we connect Canada to the world, and we are acutely aware of the responsibility we have toward people and our planet. We have developed corporate priorities to improve our operations while caring for our customers, our employees and our communities as well as preserving the planet we help people explore. We believe in the importance of taking care of one another. We lift each other up by creating a safe, healthy and inclusive environment, where our colleagues can grow and thrive, and our customers always feel welcome.

Our next chapters may be challenging, but we are as determined as ever to deliver the care and class that Air Canada is known for, in a more sustainable way. We aim to tackle challenges together as a team and with our industry partners and our stakeholders strategically and collaboratively. The future looks bright.

Access the full report, Citizens of the World, to get an in-depth look of our impact. For updates on Air Canada’s sustainability progress, announcements and stories, we invite you to follow us on social media — Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn and Instagram. We also encourage you to share your thoughts and perspectives with us on these channels or via email at

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Michael Rousseau,
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Air Canada

The numbers


Operating revenues



Passenger revenues



Total liquidity


Adjusted EBITDA


an improvement of close to $3B from 2021

Average daily flights


Operating loss


an improvement of close to $2.9B from 2021



Launched or resumed domestic, Canada-U.S. and international routes


direct destinations on 6 continents




Codeshare agreements with United Airlines and Emirates


Expanded freighter fleet


cargo-only flights

Introduced new temperature-controlled cargo facility at YYZ


in revenues



active Aeroplan Members

Launched partnerships with Uber, Starbucks, LCBO, HotelSavers


Air Canada Foundation


raised and disbursed to 41 organizations



charitable partnerships across Canada


Air Canada employees participated in volunteer activities through the Air Canada Foundation



charities that focus on the health and well-being of children




Grew to


employees in Canada and abroad



Unlock the Best in You app


Our target for representation of women on the Board of Directors was raised to


by 2025



Agreed to purchase 30 ES-30 hybrid-electric regional aircraft under development by Heart Aerospace of Sweden (expected to enter service in 2028) and to invest US$5 million (~C$7 million) in Heart Aerospace.


Made $6.75 million investment in Canadian climate solutions company Carbon Engineering (CE), supporting the advancement of CE’s direct air capture technology that pulls carbon dioxide directly out of the air at large, industrial scale.


Continued electrifying ground fleet by integrating over 2,400 electric ground support vehicles for operations. We are working alongside Rheinmetall Canada to type trial the eMSU, the world’s first, zero-emission, all-electric air start unit.


Introduced CHOOOSE, a global climate technology company, as our new carbon offset program provider, with the option to purchase verified carbon offsets now seamlessly integrated into the airline’s Canadian and U.S. booking websites.


Launched electric shuttle service for employees at Vancouver airport. The daily service, comprising more than 150 itineraries, now operated by fully electric vehicles instead of conventional gasoline-powered ones.


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