Air Canada to Resume Boeing 737 MAX Commercial Operations February 1, 2021
Air Canada today said 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.
About Air Canada’s Boeing 737 MAX
Air Canada has 24 Boeing 737 MAX 8s that have a seating capacity of 165 passengers, with 12 Business Class seats (2x2) and 153 Economy Class seats (3x3), with hours of complementary personal inflight entertainment at every seat. Learn more
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.
Read the full press release.