April 18, 2022 By Wings Staff
Air Canada for the first time in more than two year has flown more than 100,000 customers in a single day as passenger loads and travel continue to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were very pleased to have had 100,701 customers board our planes on April 15, 2022, as travellers steadily return,” said Kevin O’Connor, Vice President of Air Canada’s Systems Operations Control, which manages the airline’s daily operation. “Clearly there is a pent-up demand for travel that is matched only by our enthusiasm to welcome back our customers.”
The last time Air Canada carried more than 100,000 customers in one day was March 13, 2020. The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January, 30, 2020, and as a pandemic on March 11. 2020.
During the pandemic, Air Canada passenger loads fell as low as 2,175 on April 23, 2020. Prior to the pandemic, Air Canada in 2019 carried on average nearly 150,000 people daily and its single-day, passenger-load record was 187,000 customers on August 16, 2019.