Air Canada has been named the Best Airline in North America for the fourth consecutive year by the readers of Global Traveler. The airline also won for Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness for the third consecutive year in the 19th edition of the GT Tested Reader Survey of the magazine's readership of frequent business and luxury travellers.
The evaluation process
Global Traveler magazine conducted a survey of its readers from December 2021 to September 2022 with open-ended questions for the best in many categories of business & leisure luxury travel. This survey was conducted in the magazine, as an insert to subscriber copies, as a direct mail questionnaire, online and emailed during the period in question. Only those questionnaires where more than 50% of the questions were completed were counted. Those under 50% were discarded. Employees of the magazine or individuals associated with the travel industry were not accepted.
It's not a one-off win
Earlier this year, Air Canada won several honours for excellence in leisure and lifestyle travel, and the best of family travel from Global Traveler and its sister publication WhereverFamily.
Leisure Lifestyle Awards. The awards included best onboard entertainment, best premium economy class, best family-friendly international airline, and more.
Also worth noting is that Air Canada was recently recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers 2022, and as a company which provides excellent employment opportunities at local and international levels.
New services, increased frequencies
Air Canada is offering more and more direct flights to Montréal from cities across the U.S. For summer 2023, the airline will restore 11 suspended trans-border services and increase frequencies on 12 popular routes to the U.S. — all in an effort to rebuild its global network following the pandemic. The airline will have new daily routes from New York (JFK to Montréal). Other American cities with new (or restored) direct access to Montréal include Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and San Diego. The airline already has direct access to Montréal from many other American cities, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Washington DC, and more.
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