In 1987, Air Canada purchased 85% of Air BC, and Air BC became an Air Canada regional partner. Air BC entered the jet age in 1988 with British AerospaceBAe 146-200 aircraft which was the only jetliner type ever operated by the air carrier. In 1994, the airline was operating British Aerospace Jetstream 31 turboprops as part of their Air Canada Connector code share feeder services. In March 1995, Air Canada purchased the remaining shares. DHC-8 Dash 8-300 aircraft were introduced as well.
In January 2001, a newly-merged carrier called Air Canada Regional Inc was established. A wholly owned subsidiary of Air Canada, this company combined the individual strengths of five regional airlines – Air BC, Air Nova, Air Ontario, Air Alliance and Canadian Regional Airlines. Consolidation of these five companies was completed in 2002 and was marked by the launch of a new name and brand - Air Canada Jazz.
Air BC served the following destinations in the fall of 1991 in Canada and the U.S. according to the Air BC - Air Canada Connector November 3, 1991 system timetable route map.