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Air Canada Announces First Two New Routes To Be Operated With Game Changing Airbus A220-300

(Editor's Note: First images of the interior of Air Canada's new A220 are available at https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/media/photos-logos.html )

MONTREAL, Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and San Jose, California, both beginning in spring 2020. As well, the carrier also provided a first look at the interior features of its newest aircraft, which will offer customers a choice of Business and Economy Class service, its newest in-flight entertainment system, onboard Wi-Fi and more.

 

 

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here are the details of the new routes:

Air Canada Announces First Two New Routes To Be Operated With Game Changing Airbus A220-300

Provided by Air Canada/CNW

  • The only non-stop flights from Montreal-Seattle, and from Toronto-San Jose, California
  • Customers to benefit from modern, spacious new cabin interior
  • A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat
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MONTREAL, Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and San Jose, California, both beginning in spring 2020. As well, the carrier also provided a first look at the interior features of its newest aircraft, which will offer customers a choice of Business and Economy Class service, its newest in-flight entertainment system, onboard Wi-Fi and more.

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Air Canada's two-class cabin on the A220 will have a total of 137 seats: 12 in a 2x2 configuration in Business Class and 125 in a 3x2 layout for Economy passengers. Every seat on the A220 features a Panasonic eX1 in-flight entertainment system with content available in 15 languages and featuring more than 1,000 hours of high-quality entertainment, including access to Bell Media’s premium entertainment service, Crave, and Canadian-based multi-platform audio service, Stingray. (CNW Group/Air Canada) Air Canada’s two-class cabin on the A220 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. Every seat on the A220 features a Panasonic eX1 in-flight entertainment system with content available in 15 languages and featuring more than 1,000 hours of high-quality entertainment, including access to Bell Media’s premium entertainment service, Crave, and Canadian-based multi-platform audio service, Stingray. (CNW Group/Air Canada) Air Canada announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and Toronto and San Jose, California, beginning in spring 2020. (CNW Group/Air Canada) Air Canada announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and Toronto and San Jose, California, beginning in spring 2020. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Special introductory fares from Montreal to Seattle start as low as $315 CDN one-way, all in, and fares from Toronto to San Jose starts as low $297 CDN one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents until August 28 for travel between May 4 and July 31, 2020.

“This aircraft is a game changer for Air Canada as there is simply no rival in this category. 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,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada. “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.

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“With these two new non-stop routes, Air Canada is deepening its transborder network. This includes strengthening our position in the Seattle market by providing yet another key link for business and leisure travellers with service from Montreal, complementing our existing non-stop service there from Toronto and Vancouver. And with our new Toronto-San Jose route, we are increasing our presence in the Bay Area, adding to our many flights into San Francisco in addition to our existing service to San Jose from Vancouver. Customers from Canada now have another gateway to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley,” said Mr. Galardo.

Montreal-Seattle

Air Canada will begin the only daily year-round flights to Seattle from Montreal on May 4, 2020, complementing existing services to Seattle from Toronto and Vancouver.

Flights are timed to provide connectivity in Montreal to and from Europe and North Africa including Casablanca, Paris, Nice, Lyon, Algiers, London, Frankfurt, Geneva, Rome, Dublin and more.

Flight Departs Arrives Days of Week
AC 565 Montreal 17:55 Seattle 20:45 Daily
AC 564 Seattle 08:35 Montreal 16:34 Daily

Toronto-San Jose

The only year-round, daily service to San Jose from Toronto starts May 4, 2020, complementing existing services from Vancouver to San Jose.

Flights are timed so customers can connect through Toronto on Air Canada’s wide-ranging domestic network, allowing easy connections to another Silicon Valley city.

Flight Departs Arrives Days of Week
AC 765 Toronto 08:55 San Jose 11:28 Daily
AC 766 San Jose 12:15 Toronto 20:10 Daily

Customers can collect and redeem Aeroplan Miles through Canada’s leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits. Eligible connecting international customers departing Toronto Pearson International Airport have access to Air Canada’s Signature Suite, recognised as the World’s Best Business Class Dining Experience by Skytrax.

About the Air Canada A220-300

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I understand the idea behind painting out all of the front windows on AC’s fleet in black but it does take away the look of this new plane. Interior looks great. 👍

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The aft galley/lav/jumpseat layout AC has chosen is even worse than the one the installed on the 737 MAX.  It's awful for customers in the last couple of rows and it severely detracts from our ability to give service efficiently.  The aircraft looks impressive otherwise, but FAs are going to hate it.  Too bad that AC decided against the layout that Delta selected for its 220s.

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2 hours ago, FA@AC said:

The aft galley/lav/jumpseat layout AC has chosen is even worse than the one the installed on the 737 MAX.  It's awful for customers in the last couple of rows and it severely detracts from our ability to give service efficiently.  The aircraft looks impressive otherwise, but FAs are going to hate it.  Too bad that AC decided against the layout that Delta selected for its 220s.

That is disappointing as I think this aircraft is a huge opportunity for the company. The arrangement at the back of the Max is terrible and I can't quite conceive of how this could be worse.

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3 hours ago, FA@AC said:

The aft galley/lav/jumpseat layout AC has chosen is even worse than the one the installed on the 737 MAX.  It's awful for customers in the last couple of rows and it severely detracts from our ability to give service efficiently.  The aircraft looks impressive otherwise, but FAs are going to hate it.  Too bad that AC decided against the layout that Delta selected for its 220s.

Are there any in sevice yet?

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