20 JANUARY 2020

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 20 JANUARY 2020

Public unveiling for Air Canada A220

The newest member of the Air Canada fleet, the Airbus A220-300, was officially unveiled last week to employees and special guests at the airline's Montreal headquarters.

As reported earlier (BTN 6 January), the Bombardier-designed aircraft built in Mirabel, Quebec, is a key part of Air Canada's fleet modernisation with state-of-the-art design and cabin and a 20% reduction in fuel consumption per seat.

Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu said: "This is an historic moment for Air Canada as we become the first airline in Canada to operate this next-generation aircraft.

“Our passengers will enjoy a level of comfort unrivalled on a single-aisle aircraft and the A220's operating efficiencies promise meaningful environmental and cost benefits.

“The arrival of the first of our order of 45 A220s, with a list price value of US$3.8bn at the time it was made, underscores our contribution to Canada's aerospace industry and its economy.”

The aircraft entered service on Thursday between Montreal and Calgary. As more enter the fleet, they will initially be deployed from Montreal and Toronto on existing Canadian and transborder routes including Ottawa and New York La Guardia.

The first two new A220 routes for Air Canada begin on 4 May with the launch of Montreal – Seattle and Toronto – San Jose, California, the only non-stop service between these city pairs.

www.aircanada.com

www.airbus.com

www.bombardier.com

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.
www.btnews.co.uk