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Air Canada Express is a brand name under which four regional airline
Regional airline
Regional airlines are airlines that operate regional aircraft to provide passenger air service to communities without sufficient demand to attract mainline service...

s operate feeder flights for Air Canada
Air Canada
Air Canada is the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada. The airline, founded in 1936, provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 178 destinations worldwide. It is the world's tenth largest passenger airline by number of destinations, and the airline is a...

. They primarily connect smaller cities with Air Canada's domestic hub
Airline hub
An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. It is part of a hub and spoke model, where travelers moving between airports not served by direct flights change planes en route to their destinations...

 airports and focus cities
Focus city
In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has non-stop flights to several destinations other than its hubs...

, although they offer some point-to-point
Point-to-point transit
Point-to-point transit refers to a transportation system where a plane, bus or train travels directly to a destination, rather than going through a central hub...

 service. On April 26, 2011, it was reported that Air Canada decided to retire the Air Canada Jazz brand and created the Air Canada Express brand. Prior to establishing the Express name, the flights operated primarily under the Air Canada Jazz or Air Canada Connector banners.

Operators

Airline IATA code ICAO code Call sign Number of aircraft Aircraft operated Parent
Air Georgian
Air Georgian
Air Georgian Limited is an airline based in the Shell Aerocentre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It was established and started operations in 1994 and operates as a charter and airline carrier. It once had a C208 Amphib in the UAE which was the first in the region. It had a long time cargo...

ZX GGN GEORGIAN 16 Beechcraft 1900
Beechcraft 1900
The Beechcraft 1900 is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company . It was designed, and is primarily used, as a regional airliner...

Georgian International
EVAS
Exploits Valley Air Services
Exploits Valley Air Services, also known as EVAS or EVAS Air, is a Canadian aviation services company, based in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador....

8K EVAS 3 Beechcraft 1900
Beechcraft 1900
The Beechcraft 1900 is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company . It was designed, and is primarily used, as a regional airliner...

EVAS
Jazz Air QK JZA JAZZ 60
15*
45
16
Dash 8 
Bombardier Q400 
Bombardier CRJ200
Bombardier CRJ200
The Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 are a family of regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier, and based on the Canadair Challenger business jet.-Development:...

 
Bombardier CRJ705
Chorus Aviation
Chorus Aviation
Chorus Aviation is a holding company which has controlled Jazz Aviation LP from 31 December 2010. Ownership was previously held by an income fund called "Jazz Air Income Fund", but a restructuring was announced in October 2010...

Sky Regional Airlines
Sky Regional Airlines
Sky Regional Airlines is an airline based in at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Dorval, Québec, Canada. Linked with Skyservice Business Aviation, it began operation under the Air Canada Express banner as of May 1, 2011...

RS SKV SKY REGIONAL 5 Bombardier Q400 Skyservice Business Aviation
Skyservice Business Aviation
Skyservice Business Aviation is a Toronto based air services company. Its services include fixed base operations , private air charters, managed aircraft, air ambulance and maintenance support for commercial and private aviation...

160 Total

  • Jazz Air will operate 15 Bombardier Q400 by August 2012.
  • Central Mountain Air
    Central Mountain Air
    Central Mountain Air Ltd. is a Canadian regional airline based in Smithers, British Columbia. It operates scheduled and charter services and transborder services...

     ceased operations under the Air Canada Express banner in October 2011 after Air Georgian
    Air Georgian
    Air Georgian Limited is an airline based in the Shell Aerocentre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It was established and started operations in 1994 and operates as a charter and airline carrier. It once had a C208 Amphib in the UAE which was the first in the region. It had a long time cargo...

    was awarded the Alberta and B.C. destinations previously operated by CMA.

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