Air Canada opens new global operations centre
Air Canada announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art global operations centre (OC) in Brampton, Ontario (Canada) on 20 August. The facility is expected to significantly improve operational capabilities and efficiencies. The new, 7,500 sqm centre is the result of a two-year, CAD 60 million (EUR 43 million) project and will serve as the central control for the airline's operations, with 400 employees overseeing, on a 24/7 basis, nearly 600 Air Canada flights each day.
The OC will be fully operational in Q1/2014 following a period of testing, training and transition. Once in service, it will become the global nerve centre for Air Canada's operations. Air Canada maintains its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Quebec where it employs more than 5,000 people. The carrier is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.