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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 hot and cold meal items on flights over 2 hours. Lavazza coffee, as well as tea and juice, are free.
SAVE up to 35% onboard prices by pre-purchasing a voucher to use on your next Air Canada flight. Vouchers cost only CAD$10.49 plus tax and allow you to choose from 1 meal or alcoholic beverage plus two snacks.
From 1 December, the airline offers Chef Jérôme Ferrer bistro boxes for sale from CAD$14.95; options include a Charcuterie box or a Chicken sandwich box.
More info is here.
On select flights it’s possible to purchase a premium class hot meal for lunch/dinner ($14.00) 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.
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.
- Baby meals are available for infants and toddlers up to 2 years of age. They are all pureed and contain no added salt or sugar.
- Diabetic meals are available for passengers with diabetes. They are low in sugar and carbohydrates, and they are also high in fiber to help keep blood sugar levels stable.
- Gluten-free meals are available for passengers with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. They are free of gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. They are also free of other gluten-containing ingredients, such as oats and malt.
- Halal meals are available for passengers who follow Islamic dietary laws. They do not contain any pork or alcohol, and they may also be prepared without certain other ingredients, such as beef or lamb.
- Kosher meals are available for passengers who follow Jewish dietary laws. They do not contain any pork or shellfish, and they may also be prepared without certain other ingredients, such as dairy or meat.
- Low-calorie meals are available for passengers who are trying to lose weight or watch their calorie intake. They are low in calories, but they are still nutritionally balanced.
- Low-fat meals are available for passengers who are trying to reduce their fat intake. They are low in fat, but they are still nutritionally balanced.
- Low-sodium meals are available for passengers who are trying to reduce their sodium intake. They are low in sodium, but they are still nutritionally balanced.
- Vegetarian meals are available for passengers who do not eat meat, poultry, or fish. They may contain dairy products, eggs, or honey.
- Vegan meals are available for passengers who do not eat any animal products, including dairy, eggs, or honey.
- Religious meals are available for passengers who follow the dietary laws of a particular religion. They may be vegetarian, vegan, or halal.
- Other special meals Air Canada may also offer other special meals, depending on the flight and the passenger’s needs. These may include meals for infants, children, and people with allergies or intolerances.
- Special meals must be requested at least 24 hours before departure.
- Some special meals may not be available on all flights.
- The availability of special meals may be affected by the length of the flight.
For more information on Air Canada special meals, click here.
BUSINESS & SIGNATURE CLASS
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.
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.