Air Canada helps small businesses take flight

Air Canada is helping small and medium-sized businesses make the most of their business travel with its free Air Canada for Business program. The free program is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has helped thousands of companies grow over the last decade.

As travel resumes and the world emerges from the pandemic, business travel has expanded its horizons to include all industries including the arts, technology and start-ups. Air Canada for Business offers a range of benefits, perks and offers geared towards all types of companies and industries.

Program Benefits

Small to medium-sized companies that enroll in the Air Canada for Business program will receive access to exclusive savings and benefits with each new reward tier reached based on company spend. The more your company travels, the more you earn, all while you continue to earn Aeroplan points and Status Qualifying Miles.

Benefits include:

  • Flight discounts
  • Preferred Seat discounts and credits
  • eUpgrade credits
  • Maple Leaf Club membership discounts
  • On My Way travel discount

There are three different tier levels that determine company spend: businesses that spend $10,000 or more; businesses that spend between $150,001 and $300,000; and businesses that spend over $300,001. Spend is tracked over a 12-month rolling cycle and as each new tier level is reached, it will be secured for a 12-month period.

Exclusive Partner Offers

Air Canada for Business has negotiated exclusive partner offers geared towards solutions that meet small business needs. Your business will benefit from discounts on car rentals with AVIS, preferred rates on airport parking with Park’N Fly, and special offers on mobile, security and collaboration tools with TELUS Business.

The Flight Pass for Business offers prepaid packages of one-way flight benefits that your employees can use to travel within selected geographic zones. You’ll even earn bonus flight credits with a minimum of 30 credits purchased.

The ACGlobe Corporate Payment Solution helps streamline and reconcile air travel expenses. Developed in partnership with UATP, your business can benefit from centralized billing, customized reports and 1.5% cash back with the AC Globe Plus card.

Traveling for a meeting or event with 10 or more people? You can register your event with Air Canada Meetings and Events, even if you’re traveling from multiple points of origin to the same destination. You’ll benefit from special savings, instant online registration, an easy reservation process, access to our entire network and tracked online booking.

Online Booking & Management Tool

Air Canada for Business’s booking and management tool is one of the industry’s leading platforms in North America. The innovative tool makes business travel and management easy and efficient, with the ability to assign different roles to different employees.

Capabilities of the online booking and management tool include:

  • Book and change flights with Air Canada and select partner airlines
  • Rent cars for business travel
  • Save and manage traveller information
  • Track travel expenses and create reports
  • Share itineraries for multiple employees
  • Save and manage company credit cards

The online tool is free to use when you sign up for the Air Canada for Business program.

Global Network

Expand your business worldwide with access to our global network of business travel destinations. Air Canada offers flights to destinations worldwide, with new routes for this year including non-stop service to Bangkok in Thailand, and the resumption of flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Lima.

As an Air Canada for Business member, you’ll also benefit from Air Canada’s expanded trans-border agreement with United Airlines, which includes 38 codeshare destinations in the U.S. and eight of the most popular cities in Canada. Air Canada also recently announced a new codeshare relationship with Emirates, offering enhanced travel choices when traveling to the United Arab Emirates and destinations beyond Dubai (subject to government approval).

Premium Service

If you travel frequently for business, you want to make the most of your time in the air. When you travel with Air Canada, you can look forward to premium service throughout every point of the customer journey. Choose from three different classes of service depending on your route and aircraft.

Air Canada’s Signature Class is perfect for long-haul business flights and is available exclusively when flying to/from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America on board select aircraft. It offers a seamless check-in experience, lounge access, exclusive boarding lanes and lie-flat pods.

You’ll also be able to access Wi-Fi on the plane on select North American, Caribbean and international flights. New and faster Wi-Fi is now available for purchase either before you fly or while on board, offering you the ability to catch up on email and get some work done while you fly. You’ll also receive complimentary access to PressReader with over 7,000 magazines and newspapers available through the app.

Supporting the Community

Part of Air Canada for Business’ mission is to offer convenient business travel industries including the arts, technology and start-ups. As part of the program’s commitment to convenient business travel for all, it’s sponsored and participated in numerous festivals and events throughout the years to support local communities.

Most recently, Air Canada for Business was the official airline sponsor for MURAL Festival 2022 in Montreal. Air Canada flew two artists from Toronto and Portugal to Montreal for the festival and sponsored an exclusive mural with artist Danaé Brissonnet.

Additional events that Air Canada for Business has sponsored include South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festival, MUTEK, Startup Canada, TEDxToronto, Cabinet Creatif, MTLab, Osheaga and Ottawa Jazz Festival.

Join Air Canada for Business

Ready to take your business travel to the next level? Join Air Canada for Business – it’s free to join and there’s no minimum spend. All you need is your government tax ID! Enroll now to receive

Plus, when you register for Air Canada for Business by November 18, 2022, you’ll receive up to 6% off all bookings* plus a free Maple Leaf Lounge pass, 5 Air Canada Bistro vouchers and a 5% discount on Maple Leaf Club membership.