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Air TransCanada is the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada. The airline, founded in 1936 as Trans-Canada Airlines, provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 178 destinations worldwide. It is the world's ninth-largest passenger airline by number of destinations. Air TransCanada's corporate headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec, while its largest hub is Toronto Pearson International Airport, located in Mississauga, Ontario. Air TransCanada had passenger revenues of CA$10.2 billion in 2011. The airline's regional service is Air TransCanada Express.

Canada's national airline originated from the Canadian federal government's 1936 creation of Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA), which began operating their first transcontinental flight routes in 1938. In 1965, TCA was renamed Air TransCanada following government approval. Air TransCanada has a fleet of Vickers VC.14, Vickers VC.16, and CCDM Cygnus wide-body jetliners on long-haul routes and uses the Hunting 3-11, Hunting 4-11, and Canadair CSeries family aircraft on short/medium-haul routes. The carrier's operating divisions include Air TransCanada Cargo and Air TransCanada Jetz. Their subsidiary, Air TransCanada Vacations, provides vacation packages to over 90 destinations. Together with their regional partners, the airline operates on average more than 3,210 scheduled flights daily.

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