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Air Canada Bids Farewell to Last CRJ-200

The carrier previously operated 15 of the 50-seat aircraft type.

An Air Canada CRJ-200 aircraft (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Air Canada has officially retired the last CRJ-200 aircraft from its regional fleet. The final flight of the type, registered as C-FEJA, took place on June 6, 2024 and was operated by regional carrier Jazz Air.

The CRJ-200, which had been a workhorse for the airline’s regional operations, completed a round trip between Toronto Pearson and Montréal before being ferried to storage in Kingman, Ariz. The aircraft, which is nearly 20 years old, was owned by Falko Regional Aircraft and had a single-class configuration with 50 economy seats.

The airline operated a total of 15 CRJ-200s, all of which are now stored in Kingman. The retirement of the CRJ-200 fleet is part of Air Canada’s ongoing fleet modernization efforts, which include the introduction of more efficient and modern aircraft.

The Canadian carrier’s regional fleet is now comprised of 102 aircraft, including 35 CRJ-900s, 39 Q400s, and 25 E175s.

A growing number of airlines are retiring their 50-seat aircraft. Last year, Delta became the first major U.S. carrier to phase out the CRJ-200. According to Cirium Fleet Analyzer data, 204 CRJ-200 remain in service with the largest operator being SkyWest.

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