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Updated June 27, 2022

  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Canada Exceeds 100,000 Customers in a Single Day for the First Time in Over Two Years

Air Canada carried 100,701 guests on April 15, 2022, the first time the airline handled over 100,000 passengers since March 13, 2020. Traffic fell to a low of 2,175 customers on April, 23, 2020, and during 2019 the carrier carried an average of 150,000 customers daily.


Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy Air Canada

On Monday (April 18, 2022), Air Canada celebrated a post-pandemic milestone with the announcement that the airline carried 100,701 guests on April 15, 2022, the first time traffic broke 100,000 since March 13, 2020. The carrier’s passenger loads fell to a daily low of 2,175 on April 12, 2020, as global air traffic ground to a halt. During the pre-pandemic period in 2019, Air Canada carried an average of nearly 150,000 customers daily, reaching a single-day passenger load factor record of 187,000 on August 16, 2019.


In today’s announcement, Air Canada’s Vice President – Systems Operations Control, Kevin O’Connor, said,


“We were very pleased to have had 100,701 customers board our planes on April 15, 2022, as travellers steadily return. Clearly there is a pent-up demand for travel that is matched only by our enthusiasm to welcome back our customers It is also significant that we passed this milestone smoothly, indicating Air Canada has recovered operationally from COVID-19’.”s effects and is prepared to safely and conveniently transport customers during the busy summer ahead.”


Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. For the last three years Air Canada was also named Global Traveler’s ‘Best Airline in North America.’ Additionally, the airline has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.



Source: Air Canada/CNW Telbec