Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, and in 2020 was among the top 20 largest airlines in the world. It is Canada’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network.
Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2020, Air Canada was named Global Traveler’s Best Airline in North America for the second straight year. In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX’s Diamond Status Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosafety program for managing COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to attain the highest APEX ranking.
Air Canada has also committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. For more information, please visit : aircanada.com/media, follow Air Canada on Twitter and LinkedIn, and join Air Canada on Facebook.
Industry : Air Transport
Founded : 1937
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Relationship and lags between search and booking trends
Online travel searches can be considered as intention to travel and are often a necessary first step to the actual booking action. Surges in searches can sometimes indicate a sudden increase in the passenger demand, while an increase in the “look-to-book” rate can unveil lack of competitiveness or website issues which present many opportunities for the Revenue Management analyst and can help improve the purchases and booking experience.
By using booking and search data, if Air Canada could identify the relationship between the two signals and build an outlier detection model that would identify changes in those patterns, then they would be able to correct their forecast or modify their inventory policy.
Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Desaultels Faculty of Management, McGill University.
Manager, Revenue Management Science & Innovation, Air Canada.
Partnership Advisor, IVADO.
Lead Revenue Management Analysis, Science & Innovation Manager, Air Canada.
UG Student, CUSRA Awardee Summer 2021, Concordia University.
Md Sujaat Ali
MSc., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal.
PhD, Statistical Applied Mathematics, University of Bath.
PhD, Mathematics, University of Oxford.
MSc., Biostatistics, Yale University.
PhD, Administration, École des sciences de la gestion, UQAM.
UG Student, Mathematics, Université du Québec à Montréal.
UG Student, Computer Engineering, University of Toronto.
Hewan Leul Kedane
PhD, Data Science, Polytechnique Montréal.
PhD, Optical Components/ Fiber Optics/ Electrical Engineer, Concordia University.
Guillaume Le Berre
PhD, Computer Science, Université de Lorraine et Université de Montréal.
MSc., Data Science, Université de Montréal.
PhD, Computer Science, Dalhousie University.
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal.
PhD, Operations Management, McGill University.