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Air Canada Awards


September 2019

  • Air Canada was named a winner of the 2019 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards for the third consecutive year - one of 65 companies to receive the prize by the Talent Board. This award is presented to companies whose job candidates (totalling more than 195,000) rate them the highest.
  • Air Canada was voted Best Family-Friendly Airline and Best Family-Friendly Frequent-Flyer Program in North America at this year’s Wherever Awards. Wherever Family is part of the FXExpress Publications Inc. family, which also includes Global Traveler and Trazee Travel.

August 2019

  • Air Canada was named Favorite Airline in North America at 2019 Trazees Awards in Chicago, by readers of trazeetravel.com. Trazee Travel is a web publication aimed at travellers between the ages of 25 and 40.

July 2019

  • Air Canada wins the Achievers 50 Most Engaged WorkplaceTM award for the fourth year in a row. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees in the workplace.
  • Air Canada is recognized for Diversity in Leadership at 2019 Airline Strategy Awards in London, England.  This inaugural prize recognizes an airline organization that promotes diversity among its senior leadership team.

June 2019

  • Air Canada was named Best Airline in North America for the third consecutive year and recognized for the world's Best Business Class Lounge Dining, Best Airline Staff in Canada, Best Business Class in North America and Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in North America at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony at the International Paris Air Show. It is the eighth time in the past ten years the carrier was selected as the Best in North America by the World Airline Awards, which are based on passenger satisfaction surveys of more than 21 million global travellers.

May 2019

  • Air Canada receives “Best Premium Economy Class and Best Airline for Onboard Entertainment” awards from Global Traveler at 2019 Leisure Lifestyle Awards.
  • Air Canada Signature Service launch wins at the ACE awards (The Achieving Communications Excellence). Winning a silver award in each of the following categories: New Product or Service Launch of the Year, Brand Development Campaign of the Year, Best Media Relations Campaign, and Best Use of Special Events. These awards recognize outstanding work as judged by some of the industry’s most accomplished communicators.
  • Air Canada was named Best Traditional Airline of the Year at the 2019 by TravelPulse Canada Readers' Choice Awards in Toronto. The winning selection is based on the overall opinion of RCA voters. More than 4,000 retail agencies take part in the voting.

April 2019

  • Aeroplan, Air Canada's loyalty program, was presented with “210 Award by the Freddie Awards in Dallas as the airline in the Americas whose program value vote rating was trending higher in a survey of global frequent fliers. This is an international award that recognizes top loyalty programs.
  • Air Canada receives the “Best Business Class in North America” by Trip Advisor - Traveller’s Choice Awards for 2019 based on the reviews of millions of travellers around the world.
  • Air Canada receives the “2018 Airline of the Year” award from the Seoul-Incheon Airport Authority where approximately 70 airlines operate to and from Seoul-Incheon airport.
  • Air Canada wins “Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in North America” and “Best Business Class Amenity Kits” honours at the PAX International Readership Awards ceremony during the Aircraft Interiors and World Travel Catering Expo in Hamburg. These are based on submissions by airlines and industry suppliers. PAX International is a globally respected publication covering news and developments in the passenger services, interiors, IFE, connectivity and MRO industries.
  • Air Canada named a “Megastar” in The Globe and Mail’s “Report on Business” magazine’s top 1,000 guide for Canadian companies for a third consecutive year. This report contains detailed data on the largest 1,000 companies in Canada and is based on a star system that ranks stocks according to their attractiveness as potential value and momentum investments.

March 2019

  • Air Canada named “One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers ” for the fourth year in a row by Mediacorp Canada because, in part, of our partnerships with Ready, Willing and Able, the Indspire’s Indigenous scholarship and award program, and our work with Jazz Aviation to create a partnership with First Nations Technical Institute to help young Aboriginal students become pilots. In addition to these initiatives, Air Canada is also recognized for logging notable advances for women and our long-standing support of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Air Canada named “Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in North America 2018” by Skytrax World Airline Awards. The global airline satisfaction survey bases its rankings on customer surveys about the cleanliness of seats, tables, carpets, cabin panels and lavatories.

February 2019

  • Air Canada's Signature Suite at Toronto Pearson wins two design awards at the 12th annual Grand Prix du Design in the categories of "Bar, Lounge Design" and "Lighting Design" showcasing the talent of Québec-based designers and architects.

January 2019

  • Air Canada named one of Montreal's Top Employers for sixth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc's survey. Air Canada was recognized for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

December 2018

  • Air Canada named the preferred airline for business travellers in North America by the Ipsos Reid 2018 Canadian Business Traveller Survey. Air Canada is the only Canadian airline that has seen a consistent increase in preference and in usage in the last five years, according to the national study.
  • Air Canada was also named the "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and the "Best North American Airline for Inflight Experience" by Business Traveller USA. The magazine invites its readers annually to select the top travel providers across the globe, noting that business travellers are always the first to identify the best products and services essential to success and return on the traveller's investment.
  • Additionally, Air Canada's Signature Lounge at Toronto Pearson airport recognized as "Best Airline Lounge in the Americas" & Air Canada together with Star Alliance partner United also recognized as the "Best Airline in the Americas", by the editors of Frequent Business Traveler.

November 2018

  • Air Canada named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for sixth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc.'s annual national employer survey for 2019.
  • Air Canada received two awards at the 2018 World Travel Market (WTM) in London, one of the world's largest travel trade shows: The WTM London's World Travel Leaders Award and the International Travel and Tourism Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry. The WTM London awards recognize companies and individuals that have made significant contributions to the travel and tourism industries in their region or sector over a 24-month period. All nominations were judged in September by a panel of senior industry experts and a representative of WTM media partners.

October 2018

  • Air Canada received a 2018 North American Candidate Experience Award for the second consecutive year by Talent Board. Air Canada was awarded the title by job candidates that rated candidate experience in employer and targeted candidate surveys.

September 2018

  • Air Canada named among 30 organisations across Canada for its exceptional commitment to gender equality in the workplace. The company received the Parity Certification at the Women in Governance Gala. Air Canada proudly employs 13,300 women who demonstrate everyday that any career is possible.
  • Air Canada affirmed as North America's only Four-Star, Full Service International Carrier by Skytrax. The rating is based on an assessment of more than 1,000 aspects of Air Canada's airport and onboard products and services and reinforces the company's strength in the North American aviation landscape. In their evaluation, Skytrax concluded that the new Air Canada Signature Suite at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) can be considered among the best, if not the best in the world for Business Class pre-flight dining.

August 2018

  • Air Canada first airline in the world to be certified for CEIV Live Animals by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). CEIV Live Animals identifies companies that comply with IATA's Live Animals Regulations, operate to the highest standards in all countries they serve, and are proactive in how they review and implement changes to their internal standards.
  • Air Canada named among 30 organisations across Canada for its exceptional commitment to gender equality in the workplace. The company received the Parity Certification at the Women in Governance Gala. Air Canada proudly employs 13,300 women who demonstrate everyday that any career is possible.
  • Air Canada for the third consecutive year wins Achievers 50 Most Engaged WorkplacesTM award in North America. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees in the workplace.

July 2018

  • Air Canada was named Best Airline in North America at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards presented during the Farnborough International Air Show in London, marking the seventh time in nine years that the airline won. The Skytrax World Airline Awards is the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the industry, voted on by more than 20 million travellers from over 105 countries around the world, and is the benchmark airline excellence.

June 2018

  • Air Canada's Montreal International Maple Leaf Lounge won 2018 Design Award in the "Hospitality" category at the Neocon Design show in Chicago.
  • Air Canada's uniforms were recognized by the Professional Clothing Awards for Best Design in Corporate Apparel for our new uniforms in London, England. The Professional Clothing Awards are the biggest recognition of their kind in Europe.
  • Air Canada won Favourite Airline - Traditional and Favourite Airline – Premium Cabin Service at the 2018 Baxter Travel Media Agents' Choice Awards in Toronto. As well, Air Canada Vacations received Favourite Tour Operator, Canada & U.S.A. More than 6,000 travel agents in Canada voted.

May 2018

  • The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) awarded Air Canada the 2018 Best Sustainability Contribution Award at the Eye on Safety Awards. Air Canada's recent initiative to recycle waste from domestic flights arriving at our designated gates in Toronto was recognized. The Eye on Safety Recognition program acknowledges airport workers who've demonstrated a proactive culture of safety and security throughout the year.
  • Air Canada has been named one of the top five most attractive company brands to work for in Canada according to the Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) independent survey. REBR conducts its impartial survey of Canadians annually.

April 2018

  • Air Canada Cargo won the Platinum Air Cargo Excellence Award. This is our fourth Air Cargo Excellence Award, and the third in a row, in the category for airlines carrying up to 999,999 tonnes. The prize was announced on Twitter by Air Cargo World magazine. These awards are based on the Air Cargo Excellence Survey (done annually by Air Cargo World). Carriers are ranked by freight forwarders on customer service, performance and value.

March 2018

  • Air Canada named the 2018 Eco-Airline of the Year at the Air Transport World (ATW) 44th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards for being the first airline in the world to voluntarily join the World Bank's IMF Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. ATW presents the Eco-Airline Award to an airline that practices and innovates in exceptional eco-operations.
  • Air Canada won two uniform industry awards for its uniform collection, Best Transportation – People and Best of the Best, at the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors' Image of the Year Awards. The awards are the industry's highest achievements in commercial apparel designs.

February 2018

  • Air Canada was named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2018 for the third year in a row by Mediacorp Canada. The company was recognized for its Diversity Committees, Women in Aviation speaker series and Women of Air Canada Maintenance (ACM) program. The award is based on Mediacorp's Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which also included Air Canada for the fifth consecutive year for 2018.
  • Air Canada won Best Corporate Sustainability Report, "Citizens of the World" in the Canadian Transport Sector by The Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) for the second year in a row.
  • Air Canada named one of Montreal's Top Employers for fifth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc's survey. Air Canada was recognized for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

November 2017

  • Air Canada was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the fifth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc's annual national employer survey for 2018.
  • Air Canada was ranked the Best Long Haul Airline in the Americas for 2018 by AirlineRatings.com, a respected airline safety and product reviewing website. Air Canada also received their top seven-star rating for both safety and product. The rating is based on a thorough evaluation of criteria that are priorities for Air Canada, including safety, fleet, onboard service and products, environmental stewardship, innovation and profitability.

July 2017

  • Air Canada was named winner in Airline Strategy Awards Finance Category by the established air transport industry news and analysis provider Flight Airline Business.  Air Canada's financial rejuvenation de-risked the company by lowering costs, strengthening the balance sheet and restoring the airline's pension plan, turning a solvency deficit into a $1.9 billion surplus - all of which have been reflected in recent 10-year-highs for Air Canada shares.

June 2017

  • Air Canada was named one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America for Second Consecutive Year by Achievers, an employee social recognition company. The top 50 companies were selected for their work in setting the benchmark for standards in employee engagement, including: communication, leadership, culture, rewards and recognition, professional and personal growth, accountability and performance, vision and values, and corporate social responsibility.
  • Air Canada awarded 2017 Baxter Travel Media Agents' Choice Awards for Best Airline Traditional Service and Best Airline Executive Service for the 8th year in a row, securing the top number of votes by Travel Agencies in all regions polled (Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada and Atlantic Canada). 
  • Air Canada was named Best Airline in North America by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards presented during the International Paris Air Show, marking the sixth time in eight years Air Canada has been recognized as the continent's number one carrier. The Skytrax World Airline Awards is the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the industry, voted on by more than 19 million travellers from over 105 countries around the world, and is the benchmark or the highest bar when it comes to airline excellence.

May 2017

  • Air Canada receives FIM Airline of Choice award from the International Federation of Musicians. The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) representing professional musicians and their trade unions in more than 60 countries, awarded the newly created FIM Airline of Choice award to Air Canada for designing and implementing a musician and instrument friendly policy offering discounts for a second seat to accommodate an instrument when necessary, and giving priority boarding to musicians and their instruments.
  • Air Canada has been named the second most attractive company brand to work for in Canada according to the Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) independent survey.  REBR conducts an annual impartial survey of Canadians to determine which brands they would most like to work for.

April 2017

  • Air Canada Cargo received the Air Cargo Excellence Gold Award in the "up to 999,999 tonnes" air carrier category by Air Cargo World Magazine who conducts the annual Air Cargo Excellence Survey ranking airlines and airports based on several performance factors including customer service, value and performance during the previous 12 months. This is the third ACE award for Air Canada Cargo.
  • Air Canada was named one of Montreal's Top Employers for the fourth consecutive year in a row in MediaCorp Canada Inc's annual employer survey. Air Canada was recognized for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.
  • Air Canada was named a Top Employer for Canadians Over 40 in a Mediacorp Canada Inc's latest review of Canada's Top 100 Employers

March 2017

  • Air Canada was named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2017. Air Canada was recognized for its success in such areas as promoting women, including in non-traditional roles by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

January 2017

  • The Finance Sustainability Initiative (FSI) awarded Air Canada's Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) "Best CSR Report" in the Canadian Transportation category.

December 2016

  • The readers of Business Traveler magazine named Air Canada Best North American Airline for International Travel and Best North American Airline for Inflight Experience in its 2016 Best in Business Travel Awards survey.
  • Global Traveler magazine named Air Canada the Best Airline in North America in its "GT Tested Reader Survey," the 13th survey of its kind and the 11th time Air Canada was awarded this honour.
  • Premier Traveler magazine named Air Canada the Best Flight Attendants in North America for the 5th consecutive year, Best North American Airline for Business-Class service for the second consecutive year, Best North American Airline for International Travel for the second consecutive year, and Best Airline Website for the second consecutive year.
  • Air Canada was named one of Canada's 10 most admired corporate cultures for 2016 by Waterstone Human Capital.  Air Canada was recognized for its diverse strategies to achieve inspirational cultures which drive the right business outcome.

November 2016

  • Air Canada was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the fourth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc's annual national employer survey for 2017.

October 2016

  • Air Canada was named Airline of the Year by the Association des Agents de Voyage du Québec, chosen by both consumers and travel agents.
  • Air Canada won Best North American Airline by TTG Asia-Pacific travel trade for the fourth consecutive year.
  • The Airline Passenger Experience Association awarded Air Canada with the 2016 Best Video Curation Award for best inflight entertainment programming. 

August 2016

  • Air Canada was named one of Canada's Top 100 most valuable brands of 2016. It was cited as the fastest growing brand in Canada and the only Canadian airline to appear in the Top 50. 

July 2016

  • Air Canada was recognized by Skytrax as the only Four Star international network carrier in North America.

June 2016

  • Air Canada was named one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America for commitment to employee engagement by Achievers, an employee social recognition company.
  • For the 17th consecutive year Air Canada was awarded two 2016 Baxter Travel Media Agents' Choice Awards:  Favourite Airline–Traditional/Full Service; and Favourite Airline– Executive Service.

May 2016

  • Air Canada was named one of the country's top three most attractive companies to work for in an independent survey conducted by Randstad Canada, a leading staffing, recruitment and HR services company.
  • Air Canada was named a Top Employer for Canadians Over 40 in a Mediacorp Canada's latest review of Canada's Top 100 Employers

March 2016

  • Air Canada Cargo received the Air Cargo Excellence Diamond Award in the "up to 399,999 tonnes" air carrier category at the 10th annual World Cargo Symposium. The Diamond award is the industry's top award.

February 2016

  • Air Canada was named one of Montreal's Top Employers for the third consecutive year in a row in MediaCorp Canada's annual employer survey. Air Canada was recognized for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.
  • Canada was named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2016. Air Canada was recognized for its success in such areas as promoting women and fostering an inclusive workplace for its 28,000 employees. 

December 2015

  • Air Canada was chosen Best North American Airline for International Travel, Best Flight Attendants in North America, Best North American Airline for Business-Class Service and Best Airline Website by frequent travelers surveyed by Premier Traveler Magazine
  • Air Canada was recognized as one of the best places to work in Canada at the eighth annual Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards.

November 2015

  • Air Canada was the only network airline in North American to be given aFour-Star ranking by the independent research firm Skytrax. The 4-Star Airline rating is determined through the Skytrax Audit system, which analyses cabin product and customer service standards onboard Air Canada flights and also across the Air Canada airport experience.
  • Air Canada was recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for a third consecutive year in MediaCorp Canada Inc.'s annual national survey.

October 2015

  • Air Canada was ranked in the top 10 list of IPSOS Reid's Most Sought After Employers. The survey of 5,500 Canadians ranked 180 top name brand companies in terms of desirability of employment.
  • Air Canada was voted Best North American Airline by Asia Pacific's Travel Trade at the 26th Annual TTG Asia Travel Awardsfor the third consecutive year.

September 2015

  • Air Canada was named Canada's Preferred Airline by frequent business travellers in an Ipsos Reid survey, confirming Air Canada was preferred by 86 per cent of Canadian frequent business travellers surveyed.

June 2015

  • Air Canada was awarded the 2015 Baxter Travel Media Agents' Choice Award forFavourite Scheduled Airline for the sixth year in a row. Air Canada Vacations secured second place in the following categories: Favourite Tour Operator, Favourite Travel Supplier Website and Responsible Travel Company.
  • Air Canada Cargo received the Outstanding Community Contribution award at the annual Eastern Region Forwarders Celebrating Associates Gala organized by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association. The award was based on Air Canada's community contributions through the Air Canada Foundation.

May 2015

  • Air Canada's International Maple Leaf Lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 2 won leading UK interior design magazine, International Yacht and Aviation's,First Class Lounge design award as selected by industry professionals, readers of the magazine, clients and customers commending design and inspiration.
  • Air Canada Cargo won the Humanitarian Excellence award at the annual Central Region Forwarders Celebrating Associates Gala organized by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association. The award was based on Air Canada's contributions to humanitarian efforts through the Air Canada Foundation, and on Air Canada Cargo's assistance with humanitarian shipments.

February 2015

  • Air Canada was named Top Airline in Customer Loyalty according to Brand Keys 2015 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index® (CLEI). The 19th annual survey, conducted by independent marketing research firm, Brand Keys, measures a brand's ability to meet customers' expectations better than the competition.
  • Air Canada was named one of Montreal's Top Employers for the second year in a row by the Montreal Gazette.
  • Air Canada was named one of British Columbia's Dream Employers in a survey of over 3,000 randomly selected British Columbians conducted by Insights West and Miles Employment Group in partnership with The Vancouver Board of Trade.

January 2015

  • FlightStats Inc ranked Air Canada as one of the top five major North American airlines for on-time performance.
  • Air Canada was named Most Trusted Airline in Reader's Digest Canada's annual Most Trusted Brand Survey, an independent opinion poll of more than 4,000 Canadians identifying brands they trust.

December 2014

  • The Only Four-Star International Network Carrier In North America
  • Best North American Airline for International Travel and Best North American Airline for Inflight Experience – Business Traveler magazine, 2014 Best in Business Travel Awards. This is the seventh consecutive year Air Canada has been named best airline for international travel.
  • Best Airline in North America – Global Traveler magazine 2014 GT Tested Reader Survey awards. Air Canada has won this award for ten consecutive years and in recognition of having won this award ten times it was also named to Global Traveler's "Hall of Fame".
  • Best Flight Attendants in North America – Premier Traveler magazine, Best of 2014 awards, the third consecutive year Air Canada has won this award.

November 2014

  • Air Canada wins prestigious World Travel Market 2014 World Travel Leaders Awardin recognition of its contribution to the Canadian and global travel industry over the past 75 years.

October 2014

  • Air Canada was voted Best North American Airline for the second consecutive year in the 25th Annual TTG Asia Travel Awards honouring the best of the best of Asia Pacific travel trade.
  • Air Canada awarded highest recognition as Canada's Safest Employer (transportation category). Canada's Safest Employers, in affiliation with the Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine, recently named Air Canada a gold recipient in the transportation category.

September 2014

  • Air Canada was named Canada's Preferred Airline by frequent Canadian business travellers in an Ipsos Reid Study. Air Canada was the preferred airline of 83 per cent of Canadian frequent business travellers surveyed for 2014, an increase of 14 percentage points in Air Canada's ratings in the national survey over the past six years.
  • Air Canada's Instagram wins award at Content Marketing Awards. The Air Canada Instagram account was recently recognized with a bronze award at this year's Content Marketing Awards in the Best Use of Instagram for Content Marketing category.

July 2014

  • Air Canada was named Best Airline in North America for a fifth consecutive year in a worldwide survey of almost 19 million air travelers conducted by the independent research firm Skytrax for their 2014 World Airline Awards. The 2014 Awards included over 245 airlines worldwide.

June 2014

  • Air Canada has been awarded the 2014 Baxter Travel Media Agents' Choice Award - Favourite Scheduled Airline for the fifth year in a row. Air Canada Vacations was named Favourite Travel Supplier Website.

March 2014

  • Air Canada wins four supplier awards from Canadian multinational travel agencyin its industry: Best Airline in North America, Best Airline Worldwide, Best Airline Sales Support and Best Marketing Campaign. Votes came from more than a thousand Flight Centre travel consultants across Canada.

February 2014

  • Air Canada selected as one of Montreal's Top 30 Employers for 2014 by the Montreal Gazette. Air Canada was compared to other organizations and selected as a top employer offering the most progressive and forward-thinking programs in the following areas: physical workplace, work atmosphere & social, health, financial & family benefits, vacation & time off, employee communications, performance management, training & skills development, and community involvement.

January 2014

  • Air Canada was named Best Long Haul Airline (Americas) for 2014 by the respected airline safety and product reviewing website, AirlineRatings.com. The results are based on ratings of 450 airlines globally by hundreds of thousands of passengers.

December 2013

  • Air Canada was chosen Best Airline in North America by readers of U.S. travel magazine Global Traveler in their tenth annual GT Tested Reader Survey, for the ninth consecutive year.
  • Air Canada was again named Best North American Airline for International Traveland Best North American Airline Inflight Experience inthe 25th annual edition of U.S. Travel magazine Business Traveler's Best in Business Travel Awards.
  • Air Canada was again voted Best North American Airline for International Traveland Best Flight Attendants in North America in U.S. magazine Premier Traveler's Best of 2013 awards.

November 2013

  • Air Canada's President and Chief Executive Officer Calin Rovinescu was named "CEO of the Year" by Report on Business, the Globe and Mail's influential business magazine.
  • Air Canada named one of "Canada's Safest Employers" by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine in its 2013 annual awards. Canada's Safest Employers Awards recognize companies from across Canada for outstanding achievements in workplace health and safety.

October 2013

  • Air Canada chosen as one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp in their 14th annual evaluation of Canadian employers. The national competition conducts a detailed review of companies' operations and Human Resources practices and identifies the country's leading companies and organizations for attracting and retaining employees.

September 2013

  • Air Canada Cargo named "Carrier of the Year" at the Western CIFFA Region Forwarders Choice Awards 2013 in Vancouver; earlier in 2013 Air Canada Cargo also won the "Carrier of the Year" awards for the Eastern and Central regions, making it a cross-Canada sweep for Cargo for a second year in a row.
  • Air Canada was named "Canada's Preferred Airline for Business Travel" by frequent business travellers in the 21st annual Ipsos Reid Canadian Business Travel Survey. Air Canada was preferred by 81 per cent of Canadian frequent business travellers surveyed for 2013, an improvement of 12 percentage points in Air Canada's ratings in the national survey over the past five years.

August 2013

  • Air Canada, together with Airbus, was awarded the 2013 Eco-partnership Award from the leading monthly aeronautical publication Air Transport World (ATW) for the first ever North American "Perfect Flight" that took place in June 2012.

September 2013

  • Air Canada was named "Canada's Preferred Airline for Business Travel" by frequent business travellers in the 21st annual Ipsos Reid Canadian Business Travel Survey. Air Canada was preferred by 81 per cent of Canadian frequent business travellers surveyed for 2013, an improvement of 12 percentage points in Air Canada's ratings in the national survey over the past five years.

July 2013

  • For a sixth consecutive year, Air Canada was awarded gold for "Best Flight Experience to Canada" in Executive Travel magazine's 2013 Leading Edge Awards readers' survey.
  • For a fourth consecutive year, Air Canada was awarded top honours for "Favourite Scheduled Airline" and "Favourite Tour Operator" at Baxter Travel Media's Agents' Choice Awards 13th annual readership survey of Canadian travel agents.

June 2013

  • Air Canada was named "Best Airline in North America" for a fourth consecutive year in the 2013 World Airline Awards conducted by independent research firm Skytrax, in its worldwide survey of more than 18 million travellers.

January 2013

  • Air Canada became a "Four-Star Airline," the only international network carrier in North America to receive a four-star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.

December 2012

  • Air Canada was voted by readers of U.S. travel magazine Business Traveler, as "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best North American Airline Inflight Experience" for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Air Canada was voted "Best North American Airline for Business-Class Service", "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best Flight Attendants in North America" by readers of U.S. travel magazine Premier Traveler.
  • For the eighth consecutive year in their international survey of business travellers the readers of US travel magazine Global Traveler voted Air Canada as the "Best Airline in North America".
  • Air Canada Jetz was named "Best Business Charter Airline Company – North America" for our Jetz service by Business Destinations Magazine in their fifth annual Business Travel Awards! Business Destinations is a leading business travel magazine.

September 2012

  • Air Canada Cargo won the "Carrier of the Year" award at the Western CIFFA Region Forwarders Choice Awards, and earlier in 2012 also won the "Carrier of the Year" awards for the Eastern and Central regions, making it a cross-Canada sweep for Cargo.

August 2012

  • For a fifth consecutive year, Air Canada took gold for "Best Flight Experience to Canada" in Executive Travel magazine's 2012 Leading Edge Awards readers' survey.

July 2012

  • Air Canada was named "Best International Airline in North America" for a third consecutive year in the 2012 World Airline Awards conducted by independent research firm Skytrax, in its worldwide survey of more than 18 million travellers.

June 2012

  • For a third consecutive year, Air Canada was awarded top honours for "Favourite Airline" and "Favourite Tour Operator" at Baxter Travel Media's Agents' Choice Awards 12th annual readership survey.
  • Air Canada's inflight publication enRoute won two National Magazine Awards 2012 recognizing individual excellence in aspects of the Canadian magazine industry, four Magnum Opus awards including the "Magnum Opus Grand Winner" in the Print Magazine category (external audience) recognizing excellence in print and online publications, and four Applied Arts Photography Awards 2012 recognizing creative excellence.

December 2011

  • Air Canada was voted by the readers of Business Traveler magazine as offering the "Best In-Flight Services in North America" and the "Best North American Airline for International Travel", for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Air Canada was voted the "Best Airline in North America" by the readers of Global Traveler magazine in their annual international survey of business travelers for the third consecutive year.

November 2011

  • Air Canada took first place in Dietdetective.com's annual survey of the nutritional value of food served in economy class on North American domestic flights.
  • Air Canada was ranked as one of the Top Five Airlines for In-flight Entertainment by IndependentTraveler.com.

October 2011

  • Air Canada was ranked among the Top Five Most Attractive Companies to work for in Canada according to a survey by Randstad Canada and ICMA International.
  • Air Canada was named "Canada's Favourite Airline for Business Travel" in the annual Ipsos Reid Business Traveller Survey. Air Canada was preferred by 73 per cent of Canadian business travellers surveyed for 2011, the third consecutive year of improvement in Air Canada's ratings in the national survey.

September 2011

  • Air Canada was voted "Best North American Airline" at the 2011 Business Traveller Awards in London, England by the U.K. readers of Business Traveller magazine.

July 2011

  • For the fourth consecutive year, Air Canada received top honours for "Best Flight Experience to Canada" in Executive Travel magazine's 2011 Leading Edge Awards readers' survey of frequent international business travellers averaging 38 trips per year.

June 2011

  • Air Canada was named "Best International Airline in North America" in the 2011 World Airline Awards conducted by independent research firm Skytrax, in its worldwide survey of more than 18 million travellers.
  • Air Canada's inflight publication enRoute received multiple awards in June, including the "Magnum Opus Grand Winner" in the Print Magazine category (external audience), as well as five Magnum Opus Awards, recognizing excellence in editorial, design and strategy for print and online publications, plus nine National Magazine Awards, promoting excellence in content and creation of Canadian publications.
  • Marketing magazine's Marketing Awards honoured Air Canada's Asian marketing campaign with an "Integrated Gold Award" in its Multicultural Marketing category.

December 2010

Air Canada has won five top honours in Business Traveler's "Best in Business Travel" award program, the most first place awards won by any airline in the world in the influential magazine's annual reader survey:

  • Best Flight Attendants in North America
  • Best In-Flight Services in North America
  • Best North American Airline for Business Class Service
  • Best North American Airline for International Travel
  • Best Airline Web Site

Air Canada has been voted the "Best Airline in North America" in the annual The Global Traveler Reader Survey Awards, based on the responses of more than 25,000 readers ofGlobal Traveler Magazine.

June 2010

  • Readers of Executive Travel magazine selected Air Canada as "Best Airline for Flights to Canada" in annual "Leading Edge Awards" readership survey of frequent international travelers, for a third consecutive year.

May 2010

  • Air Canada was named "Best Airline North America" in a worldwide survey of more than 17 million air travelers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax for their 2010 World Airline Awards.

April 2010

  • Air Canada voted as "Canada's Most Trusted Airline" in Reader's Digest Canada's annual poll, commissioned by Harris/Decima.

January 2010

  • Readers of the German business travel magazine, Business Traveller
  • Deutschland ranked the airline best of class in two categories: "Best Business Class on German domestic and European flights" and "Best Airline Website for business travelers."

December 2009

  • Air Canada won four top honours in Business Traveler magazine's "Best in Business Travel" annual reader survey, the most first place awards won by any airline: 
    • Best Flight Attendants in North America
    • Best In-flight Services in North America
    • Best Airline North American Airline for Business Class Service
    • Best North American Airline for International Travel.
  • Air Canada voted "Best Airline in Canada" and "Best Airline in North America", by the readers of Global Traveler magazine in its annual survey of business travelers.
  • Air Canada's iPhone application won Best Mobile Application at the Canadian New Media Awards.

November 2009

  • Air Canada won Global Travel Award at World Travel Market. The United Kingdom's World Travel Market (WTM) Global Award was given in recognition of Air Canada's pivotal role in developing inbound and outbound Canadian tourism.
  • In Global Traveler magazine's annual Wines on the Wing International Business Class Airline Wine Competition, Air Canada's entry, the Tenuta Sant' Antonio Valpolicella 2005, Italy, won for "Best North American Airline – Red Wine"

October 2009

  • Air Canada Cargo awarded "Best Carrier in North America-Air" award by theCanadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) Western Region.

June 2009

  • enRoute, Air Canada's inflight magazine, received 10 awards at the 2009 National Magazine Awards, including two Golds, three Silvers, and five honorable mention awards for excellence in Canadian magazine publishing.
  • For the second consecutive year, enRoute won the "Magazine of the Year" (large circulation category) award, presented at the 2008 Editors' Choice Awards, by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.
  • Air Canada named "Best Airline for Flights to Canada" in Executive Travel magazine's annual "Leading Edge Awards" readership survey of frequent international travellers, for a second consecutive year.

March 2009

  • Air Canada's weekly websaver email won gold in the competitive category of "Best Email Contest", awarded by the 2009 Marketing Sherpa Email Awards. webSaver was also awarded top honours in 2008 as "Best Airline Email" from the Web Marketing Association's Internet Advertising Competition.

December 2008

  • Air Canada was awarded three top honours in Business Traveler magazine's "Best in Business Travel" award program:
    • Best In-flight Service in North America
    • Best Airline for Business Class Service in North America
    • Best North American Airline for International Travel

October 2008

  • The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) Western Region awarded Air Canada Cargo the title "Best Carrier in North America".
  • Air Canada recognized by its peers for "Most advanced online shopping innovation"at the 15th edition of the Amadeus e-Commerce Conference for Airlines held in Cannes, France.
  • Air Canada won two silver awards at Le Gala Flèche 2008 organized by the Relationship Marketing Association which promotes Quebec's excellence and creativity in relationship marketing matters; the two silver awards recognized marketing communications for the launch of the Maple Leaf Club Worldwide program and the Winter 2008 Flight Pass campaign.

September 2008

  • Air Canada Cargo in Germany awarded "Best Airline 2008 North and Latin America"by LOGISTIK, Germany's biggest air cargo market analysis.

July 2008

  • Air Canada's online magazine – onAir – recognized with three Magnum Opus Awards in the Electronic Publication/Website category, including Gold for best overall editorial.
  • Readers of Executive Travel magazine voted Air Canada as their choice for the "Best Airline to Canada".

June 2008

  • The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA), Eastern Region named Air Canada Cargo "Carrier of the Year 2008". Air Canada Cargo was also nominated in all of the air cargo trade lane categories, and was recognized as Forwarders' Choice for air cargo to Latin America and Caribbean.
  • The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) awarded enRoute "Magazine of the Year". The prestigious CSME awards are the only national awards judged by other editors.

April 2008

  • The editorial team for Canada's Top 100 Employers selected Air Canada as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2008. This award recognizes the nation's leaders in workplace diversity and inclusiveness initiatives among several employee groups: women, visible minorities, handicapped and disabled individuals, aboriginal Canadians, and gay and lesbian employees. Air Canada was chosen as one of the top 15 employers out of 1,800 companies considered for this year's award.

February 2008

  • Air Canada's new Executive First Suites have been selected as one of the world's top ten business class seats by the prestigious U.K. newspaper, The Times, in its online edition.
  • Air Canada's online magazine for people on the go OnAir was named runner up in the 2007 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards (NATJA) under the category of Best Online Travel magazine.
  • Air Canada News employee communication display screens for in-flight staff won the coveted International Travel Catering Association (ITCA) Mercury Award for Innovation in the "Best Systems and Process Management" category.
  • Airfinance Journal names Air Canada "Airline of the Year" for 2006 .
  • Air Canada receives coveted Air Transport World achievement award for market leadership and innovation for its 'a la carte' pricing and travel passes.
  • Air Canada voted "Best Airline in North America" and "Best Air line in Canada" by the readers of the Global Traveler magazine.
  • Air Canada voted favourite airline by Canadian travel agents in the influential 2007Agents' Choice Award survey conducted by Baxter Travel media.
  • Air Canada voted "Best Business Class to Canada" by the readers of the Business Traveler magazine.
  • enRoute, Air Canada's inflight magazine, was named "Best Travel Magazine" at the NATJA (North American Travel Journalists' Association) Awards.

August 2005

  • Air Canada's in-flight magazine enRoute, and e-zine onAir, were awarded five Magnum Opus awards in various categories, honouring the best in custom publications.

June 2005

  • Air Canada was voted the "Best Airline in North America" in a recent Skytrax survey of more than 12 million air travellers worldwide.

May 2005

  • Air Canada was awarded the Prix Equinoxe by the Quebec Public Relations Society (SRQ) in the "Best Event Strategy of the Year" category for the successful relaunch of Air Canada.

April 2005

  • Air Canada was granted the "Grand Prix 2005, Concours Grand Media" Award for the innovative "You and I" campaign with Céline Dion.

January 2005

  • Air Canada was named "Best Airline in Canada" by U.S. readers of Global Travelermagazine.
  • Aircanada.com was named to the top five of the 25 "Best Business to Consumer sites" in Quebec by L'Indice Secor Commerce 2004.

April 2003

  • Air Canada wins honours for "Best Frequent Flyer Program" and "Best Airline Website" in an international survey of air travellers by the Official Airline Guide (OAG).
  • Air Canada receives Joyce Fairbairn Award for Literacy Awareness. The "Joycee" was established in 1996 by ABC CANADA to honour outstanding private sector support for literacy.

February 2003

  • Robert Milton and Air Canada honoured for their contribution to the field of aerospace byAviation Week and Space Technology magazine.

November 2002

  • Air Canada Voted "Best Business Class To Canada" by Business Traveler magazine

September 2002

  • enRoute, Air Canada's in-flight magazine, judged top in-flight magazine for second consecutive year at the 14th annual AVION Awards for in-flight entertainment, organized by the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA), representing over 100 airlines and 300 airline suppliers and related companies.

May 2002

  • Air Canada received top honours at the Official Airline Guide (OAG) Airline of the Year Awards, after having been selected in an international survey of frequent business air travellers as the "Best Airline in North America." Aeroplan won for "Best Frequent Flyer Program."

March 2002

  • Air Canada named among top ten airlines in the world and third in North America in"Airline of the Year" survey conducted by Skytrax Research.

February 2002

  • Air Canada voted "Best Business Class to Canada" by readers of Business Travelermagazine.
  • Air Canada Technical Services ranked "Top MRO in Canada" and fourth in North America by Airline Business magazine.

September 2001

  • The 2001 World Airline Entertainment Association's annual Avion Awards gave Air Canada accolades for:
    • Best Inflight Magazine (enRoute)
    • Best Inflight Entertainment Guide / Within the Magazine
    • Best Inflight Entertainment Guide / Separate From the Magazine
    • Best Instructional video

November 2000

  • Air Canada voted "Best Business Class to Canada" by readers of Business Traveler Magazine
  • Air Canada's Express Check-In Kiosk presented with the "Best of Show Solution Award" at the 2000 Gala Banquet of the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) 
  • Air Canada's enRoute magazine wins "Best Overall Magazine Design" (among three gold Ozzie Awards) at the14th annual Folio:Show in New York City.

September 2000

  • Air Safety specialists, UK-based FlightSafe Consultants Ltd., named Air Canada "World's Safest Airline" further to an independent analysis of more than 500 airlines using ten management and environment criteria.

July 2000

  • Air Canada ranked as "Best Managed Major Airline in North America" by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.
  • Air Canada received the "Canadian Information Productivity Award of Excellence"for innovative use of information technology in development of its Express Check-in kiosks.

February 2000

  • Air Canada honoured with the "Internet World Impact Award" at the 6th Annual Internet World Canada 2000 Conference.

October 1999

  • enRoute magazine takes top honours for best-designed magazine at international magazine design competition at the 13th Annual Folio:Show Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala in New York City

September 1999

  • Air Canada's premium class wine cellar was ranked third in the world at the Business Traveler magazine "Cellars in the Sky" business class wine judging event

February 1999

  • Air Canada chosen "Best Airline for Travel to Canada" by the readers of Business Traveler magazine

January 1999

  • Air Canada voted "Best Passenger Service Airline In The World" by Air Transport World magazine (ATW)

January 1999

  • Air Canada voted "Best North American Domestic Airline" at the 1999 OAG (Official Airline Guide) Airline of the Year Awards

March 1998

  • Air Canada wins air "Cargo Carrier of the Year" award in the International Freight World freighting industry awards

December 1997

  • Air Canada named "Best Airline to Canada" by the readers of Business Traveler magazine for the sixth consecutive year

September 1996

  • Air Canada selected "Best Long-haul Business Class Carrier in the Americas" in the 1996 Independent World Business Class Survey commissioned and conducted by the U.K.-based Inflight Research Services

December 1995

  • Air Canada named "Best Airline to Canada" by the readers of Business Traveler magazine for the fourth consecutive year

March 1994

  • Air Canada received three awards this year, including "Top On-time Performer","Best Airline in Canada", and for the third year in a row, "Best airline to Canada"by the readers of Business Traveler magazine

January 1993

  • Air Canada named "Best Airline to Canada" for second year in a row by the readers of Business Traveler magazine

November 1992

  • Air Canada honoured as "Best Airline to Canada" by the readers of Business Traveler magazine.