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Air Canada Voted Top Honours in Travel Magazine Awards

December 12, 2012

Annual readership surveys rank Air Canada Best in North America

MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Air Canada has once again been
named best airline in North America by frequent travelers.  In annual
readership surveys conducted in 2012 by U.S. travel magazines, Business Traveler, Global Traveler and Premier Traveler, readers named Air Canada as their favourite airline in North America
overall, as well as tops for international travel and in-flight

“Best Airline in North America”Global Traveler magazine

“Best North American Airline for International Travel” and “Best North American Airline Inflight Experience”Business Traveler magazine

“Best North American Airline for Business-Class Service,” “Best North
American Airline for International Travel”
and “Best Flight Attendants in North America” – Premier Traveler magazine

“Air Canada is very pleased to once again be recognized by discerning,
frequent travelers who have the widest experience of different airlines
to draw upon. It is especially meaningful to win awards for our
international travel experience that has been a primary focus at Air
Canada and encouraging to see the recognition of our Toronto hub as a
convenient connection point by U.S. and international travellers. These
awards show that our customers appreciate the amenities and service we
offer, from lie-flat suites in Executive First international service,
to complimentary seatback entertainment available throughout our fleet
at every seat. Most importantly, they recognize the professionalism and
dedication of Air Canada’s 27,000 employees who work hard every day to
win the loyalty of our customers,” said Ben Smith, Executive Vice
President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.

In 2012, for the third consecutive year, Air Canada was also ranked as “Best International Airline in North America” in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers
conducted by independent research firm Skytrax.  More information on
the Skytrax World Airline Awards is available at www.worldairlineawards.com.

The results of Global Traveler’s ninth annual GT Tested Reader Survey
are available at:

Results of Business Traveler’s 24(th) annual readership survey can be found at:

The results of Premier Traveler’s first annual readership survey are
listed at: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/premier-traveler-magazine-best-of-2012-awards-gala-at-sofitel-los-angeles-1724290.htm

Air Canada offers all customers personal entertainment systems at each
seat, fleet-wide on North American and international routes.  Amenities
include digital in-seat monitors with touch-screen controls offering
hundreds of hours of complimentary audio and video on-demand
programming, standard in-seat power within reach of every customer,
lie-flat beds in Executive First suites, Air Canada’s international
business class service, access for eligible customers to its Maple Leaf
Lounges and the ability to collect and redeem Aeroplan miles.

In addition, Air Canada customers benefit from a simplified airport
experience for connecting between U.S.-Canada transborder flights and
either domestic Canada or international overseas flights world wide,
via new facilities all under one roof at its main Toronto hub.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline
serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.  Canada’s flag
carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011
served more than 33 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled
passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 56 destinations in
the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia,
Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.  Air Canada is a
founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air
transportation network serving 1,290 destinations in 189 countries.


Source: PR Newswire