On Friday, 3 August 2018, Air Canada welcomed
more than 178,000 customers on board its aircraft, a new,
single-day record for Canada's flag carrier.
"We are delighted customers are choosing Air
Canada in record numbers for their travel plans, where we carried
more than 5.2 million customers in a record setting July," said
Benjamin Smith, President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer at
Air Canada. "This is a new single day achievement for Air Canada,
and it surpasses our previous single day record set earlier this
The record number is equivalent to transporting
more people than live in the entire city of Saguenay, QC, or in the
area of Abbotsford-Mission, BC or in the whole province of Prince
Edward Island, all in one day.
"We look forward to welcoming our customers
onboard, and I thank our 30,000 employees for their
professionalism and care in transporting people safely to their
destinations during this busy travel season," Mr. Smith added.