15 MAY 2017


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Article from BTNews 15 MAY 2017

Air Canada's new look

With this year marking the 150th anniversary of Canada and the 80th birthday of Air Canada, the national carrier, has been celebrating with a new livery, new uniforms and a fleet update and has announced the first non-stop service between Melbourne and its home country.

Travellers from the Australian city could previously fly to Canada only via routes with stop-overs but Air Canada says the increasing trend towards lighter, longer-range aircraft has enabled it to offer a growing number of new international destinations.

An example, it says, is the Boeing 787-9 that will fly the Melbourne – Vancouver route, initially four times a week from 1 December – 4 February. The airline is updating the fleet with Dreamliners, which has also been the catalyst for introducing the new livery.

At the same time, the conversion of existing Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 777-200LR aircraft has enabled Air Canada to bring in a Premium Economy Class on select international flights between Heathrow and Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver.

The company says the programme “signals another pivotal transition point in our 80-year history and celebrates a major branding project for a globally recognised Canadian company, together with new uniforms, improved international cabin standard and enhanced on-board products”.


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