Air Canada Reveals New Airliner Loaded With Fancy Features

Published August 20, 2019 at 1:05 am


Are you planning to take a trip outside of Mississauga? If you are, here’s how you can take that trip in style!

Air Canada recently announced the first two new routes to be operated with the company’s new Airbus A220-300.

The new routes will be the only non-stop services between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and San Jose, California. They will both begin in spring 2020.

The carrier also provided a look at the interior features of the new aircraft. The new plane will offer passengers a choice of Business and Economy Class service, the latest in-flight entertainment system, onboard Wi-Fi and more.

“This aircraft is a game-changer for Air Canada as there is simply no rival in this category,” said Mark Galardo, the Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada. “The A220 will further strengthen our position on transborder and transcontinental markets and be instrumental in our continued growth. Our customers will benefit from innovative design features in a spacious and comfortable cabin. When connecting through our hubs across Canada onward to international destinations, customers travelling on an A220 will benefit from a virtually seamless cabin experience offering the same level of service and comforts as on a widebody aircraft.”

Air Canada will be the first North American carrier to operate the larger A220-300 version of the aircraft, which has a range of 3,200 nautical miles. 

The two-class cabin will have a total of 137 seats: 12 in a 2×2 configuration in Business Class and 125 in a 3×2 layout for Economy passengers. Customers will also have more personal space thanks to the broader economy seats, and the largest overhead stowage bins for an aircraft this size.

Additional features include larger windows and full-colour LED ambient and customizable mood lighting that are said to reduce fatigue while travelling. 

Every seat also features a Panasonic eX1 in-flight entertainment system with more than 1,000 hours of content available in 15 languages. The plane is also equipped with satellite-based high-speed connectivity for Wi-Fi access and USB A, USB C, and AC power available to every passenger.

“The two routes announced today are the first of many future possibilities as the A220 will allow us to further develop our North American network, offering customers new routes and more robust year-round schedules,” said Galardo.

Tickets are now available for purchase until August 28 for travel between May 4 and July 31, 2020.

Photos courtesy of Air Canada

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