19 AUGUST 2019


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Air Canada unveils A220 plans

The only non-stop flights between Montreal – Seattle and Toronto – San Jose, California, were unveiled by Air Canada last week as the first two new services to be operated with its new Airbus A220-300 from 4 May next year.

The carrier also provided a first look at the interior features of the aircraft, which will offer passengers a choice of Business Class and Economy Class service, Air Canada’s newest in-flight entertainment system, onboard wi-fi and more.

Vice-president of network planning Mark Galardo said: "This aircraft is a game changer for us. It will further strengthen our position on transborder and transcontinental markets and be instrumental in our continued growth.

"The two routes just announced 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.”

Air Canada's first Airbus A220-300, built at Airbus Canada's Mirabel facility is scheduled to be delivered later this year.  The airline will be the first North American carrier to operate the larger A220-300 version of the aircraft, which will have 12 Business Class seats in a 2+2 configuration and 125 Economy Class seats in a 3+2 layout.


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