"Which are the best airlines in Canada?" could be broken down into a number of categories as to what an individual deems as being the best, for him. For some, the word "best" might be measured in comfort or efficiency. It could also be in terms of convenience or destinations available, whilst others may decide that cheapest means "best".
A survey to find the best airline operator
In a survey conducted by Skytrax and taken from airline travelers all across the world, from July 2009 until April 2010, the airline that came out top of the poll for the best operator in North America was Air Canada. This airline flies to 170 destinations across 5 continents and carries an average of 32 million passengers each year. Air Canada Jazz
Air Canada has a partner airline known as Air Canada Jazz that deals with most of its regional business across Canada and the USA. This subsidiary operates 800 flights daily to 80 destinations. This company does not take bookings directly as Air Canada is responsible for this part of the operation.
The best low cost carrier
The best low cost airline in Canada is the nation's second largest airline company known as Westjet. This budget airline is based in Calgary, Alberta. It began its operations in the west of the country and now offers flights across Canada, the US, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Airline that specializes in vacation travel
Air Transat is the leading airline company for vacation travel from Canada. This company is based in Montreal and is a specialist in flying passengers to their vacation destinations of Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean as well as to Europe.
Smaller specialist operators.
Operators for some of the more remote locations (within Canada)
As well as these airline companies listed above, there are many other much smaller companies that fly to some of the more remote locations of that country. Many of these destinations are not covered by the larger companies. Air North operates services between British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and North West Territories and they could be considered as being best for that area. A number of companies, the largest being Air Hart and Vancouver Air Services operate seaplanes from Vancouver in British Columbia and operate air services to many of the smaller remote locations of western Canada that conventional aircraft cannot reach.