Air Canada’s latest financial reports showed optimistic numbers after a tough and marginally positive year.
Indeed, the results were positive enough for the Canadian flag airline to overturn its prior decision to cancel 12 Airbus A220s that had been ordered in November 2020, when the epidemic was still in its early stages.
“We plan to add 12 more A220s to the fleet,” Air Canada Chief Financial Officer Amos Kazzaz said, in a press release. “These are the 12 aircraft that we had previously determined that we would not be purchasing.”
The airline now operates 27 A220-300s and aims to operate 45 of the aircraft type in the future, with six of the 12 A220s slated to be delivered in 2024 and the remaining half in 2025.
Air Canada will also receive its pending Boeing 737 MAX orders in the first half of this year, allowing the airline to continue its fleet replacement.