Air Canada reveals new A220 cabins and routes

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Today, Air Canada announced the first two brand-new routes to be operated with their Airbus A220-300. They include the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and San Jose, California, both starting in spring, 2020.

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While the routes are new, so are the airline’s interiors for the aircraft operating them, which will offer customers a choice of Business and Economy Class cabins, Air Canada’s latest in-flight entertainment system and onboard Wi-Fi.

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“The A220 will further strengthen our position on trans-border and transcontinental markets and be instrumental in our continued growth. Our customers will benefit from innovative design features in a spacious and comfortable cabin,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada. This includes the airline’s adoption of the MiQ seat in Business Class.

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The aircraft will be used to provide conveniently-timed long-haul connections “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 wide-body aircraft,” continued Galardo.

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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 have more personal space thanks to the widest economy seats in the fleet, and the largest overhead stowage bins for an aircraft this size.

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Additional features include larger windows (which we still feel makes the A220 from the outside look like a toy plane) and full-colour LED ambient mood lighting that help reduce fatigue while travelling – a bonus to those connecting long-haul fliers. The high ceilings, extra shoulder room and storage make this a desirable interior in the narrow-body segment.

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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, satellite based high speed connectivity for Wi-Fi access as well as USB & AC power available for every passenger.

 

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One comment

  1. Kenneth

    Grey, grey and more grey! The cabin reminds me of military transports.

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