Air Canada to Resume Boeing 737 MAX Commercial Operations February 1, 2021

January 18, 2021

Air Canada announced that following Transport Canada’s (TC) Airworthiness Directive and January 20, 2021 lifting of the existing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the aircraft ungrounding by regulatory bodies worldwide, and the carrier’s own independent assessments of the aircraft and operating procedures by its specialized safety and flight operations experts, it will be resuming Boeing 737 MAX commercial operations on February 1, 2021.

The 737 MAX will gradually return to Air Canada’s North American route network as the airline continues to optimize its narrow body fleet. All flights are operated in accordance with Air Canada’s biosafety protocols, centred around the Air Canada CleanCare+ program. 

Routes operated by the Boeing 737 MAX:

Beginning Feb. 1, Air Canada’s 737 MAX will operate select flights between:

  • Toronto and: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg

Air Canada will continue to deploy the fleet on routes that are best suited for its range and capacity.

How customers can determine aircraft scheduled:

When browsing and booking flights, customers can determine what aircraft is scheduled by clicking on the “Details” link of the flight they are interested in.

For already booked flights, customers can determine the aircraft they are flying on by retrieving their booking from the “My Bookings” tab on aircanada.com or by tapping the “Trips” button on the Air Canada App, and then clicking on the “Details” link in the Flight Details section.

More information for customers, including Air Canada’s change policy, is at: aircanada.com/737maxupdate

Since the Boeing 737 MAX first resumed commercial flights in early December 2020, more than 1,025 flights have been operated safely by airlines worldwide.