Air Canada said it flew 166,850 people on June 29, setting a single-day record for passengers carried, as part of Canada day.
The country’s largest airline said it carried close to one million passengers during the six-day holiday period, which started June 29.
Canada celebrated its Canada Day on the 1st of July. Holidaying has started on 29th and lasted till July 3rd which also declared as National Holiday. This time the holidaying has caused more than one million passengers travelled by Air Canada during the Holiday time.
While many U.S Airlines worried about Gulf carriers stealing their business, Air Canada is steadily growing in the same fish pond.
Try Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver as your connection — you may very well like these airports far more than Chicago, New York, or Los Angeles, Air Canada is telling travellers.
“Every time an American flies up on us they go ‘Oh my God, you’re the best kept secret. How did we not know about this?’” said Ben Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines. “That is what’s music to my ears.”
On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec. Canada’s boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories.
Until 1982 the date was called as Dominion Day. From 1983 it has been officially called as Canada Day.
Many organizations, businesses and stores are closed, including all provincial governments as well as post offices. As Canada Day fell in the Canadian summer holiday period, all schools were also closed.