The Foreign Ministry of Taiwan has complained about the recent change on the Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) website which now lists Taipei Taoyuan as an airport in China and is expecting a "speedy correction", Reuters has reported.

"Our representative office in Canada has already protested to Air Canada and expressed our government’s solemn concern and has demanded a speedy correction", the ministry has said in a statement.

The Canadian flag carrier had recently discontinued listing Taiwan as a separate country, presumably under pressure from the government of mainland China which claims the territory. As of May 19, Taipei Taoyuan continues to be listed as a Chinese rather than Taiwanese airport on the carrier's website.

Recently, JAL - Japan Airlines, Korean Air, ANA - All Nippon Airways, and Qantas have said they were pressured by the Beijing government to stop listing Taiwan separately from mainland China, although as of May 19, all of them continue to differentiate between the two entities. According to the US White House, which called the move "Orwellian nonsense", a total of 36 airlines have received letters from the Chinese authorities asking them to list Taiwanese airports, Hong Kong Int'l, and Macau Int'l as parts of mainland China.

It is unclear whether Air Canada has also received an explicit request.

The Canadian carrier is currently negotiating a joint-venture with state-owned Air China (CA, Beijing Capital).

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, Air Canada currently operates six weekly flights between Taipei Taoyuan and Vancouver Int'l. It also serves Kaohsiung via a code-share agreement with EVA Air (BR, Taipei Taoyuan).