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Air Canada Rouge Update

In February 2021, Air Canada Rouge announced that it would be temporarily suspending operations.

If you're searching for flights within Canada, you can use the search bar at the top of the page, simply type in your chosen departure and arrival locations to discover all the airlines that currently operate that route. You can also take a look at our list of alternative airlines below.

Alternative Airlines to Air Canada Rouge

Unfortunately, as of February 2021, Air Canada Rouge has suspended all operations. It is not yet known when, or if, operations will resume

In the meantime, please click on the logos below to find out more about alternative airlines that operate similar routes:

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Air Canada Rouge is Canada's leisure airline, serving predominantly leisure markets within Canada. The airline operates to/from a number of domestic destinations within Canada, key cities within the US, and a number of key cities within Europe. Destinations in Europe include Manchester, Edinburgh, Venice, Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Nice, Barcelona, Budapest, and Warsaw. Destinations in the Caribbean include Cuba, Jamaica, Curaçao, Haiti, the Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, and the Dominican Republic.

Top Tip: Read our full guide to domestic flights within Canada for more travel advice!

The airline was launched in December 2012 and began services on July 1, 2013. It is part of the Air Canada Leisure Group. At the time of the launch it had a fleet of four aircraft, 2 Airbus A319s and 2 Boeing 767s, transferred from the parent company. Its fleet has expanded since then, and the airline now has 62 aircraft.


Domestic Destinations

Before the airline ceased operations in 2021, it operated flights to the following domestic destinations.

Abbotsford Abbotsford International Airport
Calgary Calgary International Airport
Charlottetown Charlottetown Airport
Deer Lake Deer Lake Regional Airport
Edmonton Edmonton International Airport
Fredericton Fredericton International Airport
Halifax Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Kamloops Kamloops Airport
Kelowna Kelowna International Airport
Montréal Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Moncton Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport
Nanaimo Nanaimo Airport
Ottawa Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
Quebec City Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
Saint John Saint John Airport
St. John's St. John's International Airport
Thunder Bay Thunder Bay International Airport
Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Vancouver Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Victoria Victoria International Airport

International Destinations

Before the airline ceased operations in 2021, it operated flights to the following international destinations.

Bahamas Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport
Bahamas San Salvador San Salvador Airport
Barbados Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport
Belize Belize City Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport
Colombia Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport
Costa Rica Liberia Daniel Oduber International Airport
Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport
Croatia Zagreb Zagreb Airport
Cuba Cayo Coco Jardines del Rey Airport
Cuba Havana José Martí International Airport
Cuba Holguín Frank País Airport
Cuba Santa Clara Abel Santa María Airport
Cuba Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague
Dominican Republic Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport
Dominican Republic Samana Samaná El Catey International Airport
France Marseille Marseille Provence Airport
France Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
Greece Athens Athens International Airport
Grenada St. George's Maurice Bishop International Airport
Haiti Port-au-Prince Toussaint Louverture International Airport
Hungary Budapest Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
Italy Venice Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
Jamaica Kingston Norman Manley International Airport
Jamaica Montego Bay Sangster International Airport
Mexico Cancún Cancún International Airport
Mexico Cozume Cozumel International Airport
Mexico Ixtapa Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
Mexico Mexico City Mexico City International Airport
Mexico Puerto Vallarta Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
Mexico San José del Cabo Los Cabos International Airport
Panama Panama City Tocumen International Airport
Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport
Poland Warsaw Warsaw Frédéric Chopin International Airport
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Portela International Airport
Portugal Porto Porto Airport
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
Spain Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport
St. Lucia Vieux Fort Hewanorra International Airport
St. Vincent & the Grenadines St. Vincent Argyle International Airport
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain Piarco International Airport
Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales Providenciales International Airport
United Kingdom Edinburgh Edinburgh Airport
United Kingdom Glasgow Glasgow Airport (GLA)
United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Airport
United States Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
United States Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport
United States Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Los Angeles Miami Miami International Airport (MIA)
United States Orlando Orlando International Airport
United States Palm Springs Palm Springs International Airport
United States Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
United States Portland Portland International Airport (PDX)
United States San Diego San Diego International Airport
United States Sarasota Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport
United States Tampa Tampa International Airport

Baggage Allowance

Carry-On Baggage

Regardless of destination, passengers can bring 1 standard piece of hand luggage + 1 personal item. The standard piece must measure 55cm by 23 cm by 40 cm, including wheels/handlers, and must be light enough to store in the overhead bin without assistance. The personal item, measuring 33cm by 16cm by 43cm, must fit under the seat in front of you.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage allowance will depend on a number of factors, including fare type and route, and will be confirmed during the Alternative Airlines booking process. Additional bags can be added to your booking if required.

Bags that exceed allowance (in number, size and/or weight) will be subject to additional checked baggage charges.


Check-In Online

Passengers can check-in online from 24 hours before departure. Online check-in closes 45 minutes before departure for flights within Canada (20 minutes for flights departing from Toronto’s city airport, YTZ) and 60 minutes before departure for flights between Canada and other countries.

Airport Self-Service Kiosk

Airport self-service kiosk check-in opens 12 hours before departure and closes 45 minutes before departure for flights within Canada (20 minutes for flights departing from Toronto’s city airport, YTZ) and 60 minutes before departure for flights between Canada and other countries.

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

Entertainment: There is no personal entertainment system. However, passengers can stream the best new releases and top TV shows onto their tablet, smartphone or laptop. Passengers just need to simply download the Air Canada app at the Apple Store or Google Play before boarding.

Economy Class Seating

Economy provides advanced aircraft seating technology with adjustable headrests. Passengers can also pre-book a seat with extra legroom for added comfort.

Business Class

Air Canada Rouge’s Business product is called Premium Rouge.

Business Class Facilities

Before boarding, breeze through the airport with priority check-in and boarding. Premium Rouge passengers are also entitled to extra baggage allowance. On eligible flights, passengers can relax in the Maple Leaf Lounge, at available airports.

Entertainment: Onboard, Premium Rouge passengers can enjoy Hollywood new releases on a complimentary iPad.

Business Class Seating

Premium Rouge is in an exclusive cabin, with wider seats and more space to stretch.

Air Canada Rouge Meals

Meals for Economy passengers: On flights within North America and the Caribbean, a range of high quality light meals and snacks are available for purchase. On flights outside North America, Central America and the Caribbean, enjoy a complimentary hot meals, non-alcoholic beverages and tasty snacks.

Meals for Business passengers: Meals: Enjoy complimentary gourmet hot meals, served on quality dishware accompanied with a selection of wine, spirits, beverages and snacks.

Drinks and Alcohol

A variety of soft drinks and hot drinks are complimentary. Alcohol is also complimentary for Business passengers; onboard fares will apply for those travelling in Economy who would like to purchase alcohol.

Special Meals

Special meals are available in all classes (Economy and Business) on all flights where a meal service is offered. Order your special meal at least 24 hours before the first flight in your itinerary. Special meal options are as follows:

Baby meal Bland meal Children's meal Diabetic meal
Fruit plate meal Gluten intolerant meal Hindu meal Kosher meal
Low-calorie meal Low fat meal Low lactose meal Low salt meal
Moslem Meal Vegetarian Asian/Hindu meal Vegetarian Jain meal Vegetarian Vegan Meal
Vegetarian meal (lacto-ovo) Vegetarian oriental meal

Requesting a special meal when booking through Alternative Airlines: You can request a special meal easily at the time of booking, by selecting the special meal your require from the drop-down menu when entering your passenger information. If you would like you would like to add a special meal request to your reservation after making your online booking, this can be done by contacting our customer service team.

In-Flight Entertainment

Air Canada Rouge offers complimentary entertainment when you connect to its WIFI network. Its entertainment service offers a range of TV shows and films that you can stream on any WIFI enabled personal devices, such as your phone, laptop or mobile. Air Canada Rouge entertainment ranges from brand new releases to the best-known classics and everything inbetween.


WiFi is available for purchase onboard select North American, Caribbean and international flights.

Device charging: All aircraft are outfitted with power outlets at every Business Class seat and on select Economy Class seats. USB ports for charging are available at every seat.

WiFi fees: A number of pass options can be pre-purchased, or purchased onboard the plane. A one-hour pass starts from $6.50 CAD; a one-way pass is $21.00 CAD

Frequent Flyer Program

Aeroplan Miles

Air Canada Rouge offers rewards to frequent flyers through its (Star Alliance affiliate) 'Aeroplan' program. Earn miles when you book flights with Air Canada through Alternative Airlines - it's easy! Simply select 'Aeroplan' as your chosen frequent flyer program and input your personal Aeroplan number. Find out more here.

Airline Alliance

Star Alliance

Star Alliance is one of the largest airline alliances in the world - you can learn more about the benefits of flying with a Star Alliance airline here. When you fly with a Star Alliance airline, you can have your Aeroplan account credited with the miles from your flight. Earn and redeem miles across the whole Star Alliance network, including Air Canada Rouge!

Route Map

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Popular Routes

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Air Canada Rouge's Fleet

As of 2019

Airbus A319-100 22 124 12 /
Airbus A320-200 3 150 12 Former Interjet aircraft
Airbus A321-200 14 184-200 16 /
Boeing 767-300ER 25 258 24 Former Air Canada aircraft

Hub Airport

Calgary International Airport

Calgary International Airport is the international airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary International Airport acts as the hub airport for Air Canada West Jet, WestJet Express, Flair Airlines, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express.

The airport has 4 runaways and can handle nearly 20 million passengers every year. Airlines which fly to and from Calgary International Airport include Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air North, Air Transat, British Airways, Delta Airlines, KLM, Northern Air and many others.

Special Assistance

Air Canada Rouge offers a wide range of services tailored to the needs of passengers requiring special assistance, including those travelling with motor, auditory, and visual impairments. The airline should be informed at least 48 hours before departure is any special assistance is required. If you have made a booking with Alternative Airlines, you can contact our customer service to discuss your needs. For more information you can read our guide to requesting special assistance and how Alternative Airlines can help.

Flying with Children and Infants

Children (2-12 years)

Children above 2 will need their own seats. On flights within Canada and the US, the fare is that of an adult’s fare. On international flights, a reduced children’s fare applies (for children between 2 and 12). To ensure you are seated with your child, it is always better to select them when you book your flight.

When checking-in, those with children under 6 can head to the Family Check-in counter (available at Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and for domestic or international flights from Montreal-Trudeau (YUL) and Vancouver International Airport) - kids can also pick up a special fee luggage tag. On flights within North America, an activity book will be provided onboard; on international flights, tote bag filled with goodies will be offered!

One stroller for each child can be checked in for free, plus applicable baggage allowance.

Babies (7 days-2 years)

Infants are below the age of 2. Within Canada, infants can sit on an adults lap for no charge; within the US, only taxes apply; on international flights, the fare is 10% that of an adult’s ticket. If a seat for the infant is preferred, children’s fares apply (see above).

Bassinets can be requested before flying - however, the airline will be unable to confirm availability until the time of the flight's departure.

One stroller for each infant can be checked in for free.

Flying with Animals

You'll need to let the airline know in advance of travel if you plan on travelling with your cat or dog in either the cabin or in the baggage compartment. If you have made your booking through Alternative Airlines, this can be done by contacting Alternative Airlines’ customer service team. It is recommended that this is done within 24 hours of completing your booking in case amendments need to be made.

Flying with Pets

In the hold: Passengers are welcome to bring a cat or small dog in the cabin, as long as it is small enough to comfortably sit in its carrier under the seat in front. The pet will be classed as your baggage allowance. A charge of $50 USD applies on each one-way flight within Canada/US and $100 USD on other international flights.

In the cabin: Pets are allowed to be flown in the hold, but restrictions apply: max weight is 45 kg/100 lb (pet and kennel combined) and max size is 292 cm (115 in) in linear dimensions. Fees apply: $105 USD on each one-way flight within Canada/US and $270 USD on other international flights.

Flying with Service and Emotional Support Animals

To travel with a dog as an emotional support animal, passengers must advise the airline 48 hour in advance of travel, and provide supporting documentation upon checking-in (which should be done an hour ahead of recommended check-in time).

Ways to Pay with Air Canada Rouge

You can choose to pay for your Air Canad Rouge flights using a choice of 25+ different payment methods available at Alternative Airlines. We accept buy now pay later payment methods such as Sezzle and allow you to pay in CAD. But, you can also pay with non-Canadian payment methods or currencies.

Pay for flights on Air Canada Rouge with Sezzle

Any Air Canada Rouge flight tickets can be split into 4 interest-free payments over 6 weeks when selecting Sezzle at the Alternative Airline's checkout. Available to both Canadian and U.S residents.

Pay for flights in Canadian Dollars

Through Alternative Airlines, you can even choose to pay for flights using Canadian Dollars, along with 160 other currencies. Find out more about how to pay using Canadian Dollars here.


Is Air Canada Rouge currently flying?

No, Air Canada Rouge is not currently flying. The airline suspended operations in February 2021 in line with the Canadian governments travel advice against non-essential travel. It's unknown when Air Canada Rouge will start flying again. But, if you need a flight in Canada, you can still book flights on Air Canada and other Canadian airlines through Alternative Airlines.

Where does Air Canada Rouge fly?

Pre-COVID, Air Canada Rouge flew to several destinations within Canada, to the US, as well as to destinations in Central America, South America, Asia and Europe, including Belize, Bogota, Prague, London, Osaka, Budapest, Rome, Barcelona and more.

Today, the airline only flies to destinations in Canada, the US and Central America, including Calgary, Deer Lake, Kelowna, Montréal, Quebec City, Vancouver, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, San Diego, Phoenix, the Bahamas, Panama City, Montego Bay, Kingston and more.

What terminal is Air Canada Rouge at Toronto Pearson?

Air Canada Rouge is not based at a specific terminal at Toronto Pearson Airport. Its flights can depart or arrive at any of the terminals at the airport and often change from flight to flight.