Air Canada


From late July, the airline is reintroducing the meal service planned by its panel of celebrated Canadian chefs these meals will also feature in business class on North America routes.

International Business Class

On flights ex Canada, you’ receive a pre-packaged meal box created by Chef David Hawksworth on flights to Europe and Israel, Chef Antonio Park on flights to Asia, and Chef Vikram Vij on flights from Canada to India. The meals feature a hot main course, salad, dessert and packaged bread. Inflight bar service will include bottled water, Perrier, Lavazza coffee, tea, a range of soft drinks, beer, and individual-sized bottles of red, white, and Bottega sparkling wine.

The only special meal that can be requested is the Kosher meal on flights to Tel Aviv.

International Economy Class

For flights departing North America, you’ll receive a cold meal box, featuring a main course created by Chef Jérôme Ferrer, a side salad, bread roll, and dessert. On select international flights expect a cold sandwich offering and before landing a cold meal will be served in a box.

Inflight bar service will include bottled water, Lavazza coffee and tea, a limited range of soft drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Ale), and individual-sized bottles of red or white wine.

North America Routes Economy Class

For flights under two hours duration, you’ll receive bottled water. There are limited pre-order meal options in economy class on North American flights greater than two hours.  Passengers who purchased a Latitude fare will receive a meal box containing a pre-selected meal and snack item from the buy onboard menu. Expect to see an expanded selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks depending on your flight route.

The airline is also providing their Air Canada CleanCare+ customer care kits containing hand sanitizer, a mask, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, gloves, water bottle, headphones and a snack. Pillows and blankets will be available on all international flights and presented to customers wrapped and sealed.


Air Canada food options will vary depending on where you are flying to and from. On all international flights, meals are complimentary, including wine and beer options. However, economy class flights within North America and the Caribbean do not include food.

North America & Caribbean Flights

You can make purchases from the Air Canada Bistro menu, which includes a variety of snack items on flights between 90 minutes and on flights of 2 hours and more fresh food is available. Lavazza coffee, as well as tea and juice, are free.

The airline has recently announced a collaboration with Freshii options include an Avocado Smash Box, Pangoa bowl with BBQ, beans, grains and guacamole and Kale Ceasar wraps.

SAVE up to 50% onboard prices by pre-purchasing a voucher to use on your next Air Canada flight. Vouchers cost only CAD$7.95 plus tax and allow you to choose from 1 meal and one snack or 1 alcoholic drink and one snack onboard your next Air Canada flight.

Passengers in Economy class on flights that offer the Air Canada Cafe service can purchase a business class meal for lunch/dinner ($13.50) see the inflight menu below for further information. There are limited quantities available on flights, and meals will vary depending on flight route and destination, ask the cabin crew onboard.

To view the latest Bistro menu head here.

How to Buy a Voucher

Buy your Air Canada Bistro voucher up to 24 hours before your departure flight via the manage my booking option here. Once onboard, redeem your voucher for one fresh meal item or alcoholic beverage and one snack.

You can spend up to CAD/USD 16.46 all taxes included, on flights operated by Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge, as well as on Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz.

International Flights Economy Class

All Air Canada International flights offer free meals, hot meals are typically served after take-off, while the second meal service will be a lighter option. Wines, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages are also included.

Flights will offer two meal choices at main meal times, usually a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option.

Note that if travelling on a direct International flight that may include a stop in a Canadian city, you will be offered a complimentary snack/meal item on the domestic portion of the flight.

Premium Economy Class

Passengers in premium economy on international flights will enjoy welcome drinks and choices of two main meal dishes that are served on china with cutlery. On flights within North America, complimentary snacks and light options are offered.


North America & International Flights

Special meals are available in Premium Economy and Business class flights within North America. They are also available on all International economy flights where meals are served.

Special meals can be ordered up to 18 hours before departure (24 hours for Kosher meals and flight departures from Germany and Switzerland).

Special meals on Air Canada include Asian vegetarian meal, Baby meal, Bland meal, Children’s meal, Diabetic meal, Fruit plate meal, Gluten intolerant meal, Hindu meal, Kosher meal, Low-calorie meal, Low-fat meal, Low lactose meal, Low salt meal, Muslim meal, Vegetarian meal (non-dairy), Vegetarian meal (Lacto-Ovo), Vegetarian oriental meal.

For more information on Air Canada special meals, click here.


North America Routes

Hot meals are served on flights over two hours duration, and most flights departing before 10 am will offer a hot breakfast service. On flights under 2 hours departing after 10 am, and before 8 pm a cold snack plate will be provided.

Signature Class

There’s a dine on-demand service for those who want to eat later or earlier, plus a snack menu on flights to Asia, the Middle East and Australia routes. If you wish to take advantage of rest time, you can have an express light meal option right after take-off which will consist of an appetiser, warm bread and butter, mixed greens, cheese and crackers, and fruit.

Menus are created by Chef Vikram Vij on flights to New Delhi and Mumbai, and a Japanese menu by chef Antonio Park on flights to Tokyo (Narita) departing from Montreal. Laurent Perrier champagne is offered and signature cocktails featuring bourbon, Sprite, ginger ale, maple syrup, and lemon.

Air Canada’s Signature-class features mainly on long haul routes, however, can also be experienced on some trans con routes within North America. Lunch and dinner options are created by Canadian chef David Hawksworth and wines are chosen by the airlines’ sommelier Veronique Rivest.

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