Air Canada announced the first of two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300. The airline has a total of 45 Airbus A220-300s on order, and they’ll take delivery of their first A220 before the end of the year.
“This aircraft is a game changer for Air Canada as there is simply no rival in this category. 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.
Air Canada A220 Routes
Air Canada will take delivery of their first A220-300 later this year, as the carrier eyes new routes to grow its share of lucrative international transit traffic to and from the United States.
Air Canada will begin the only daily year-round flights to Seatle from Montreal on May 4th 2020. Flights are timed to provide connectivity in Montreal to and from Europe and North Africa including Casablanca, Paris, Nice, Lyon, Algiers, London and more.
The only year-round, daily service to San Jose from Toronto will also start on May 4th 2020. 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.
The interior of Air Canada A220
Air Canada’s A220 is configured with a total of 137 seats:
- 12 in a 2×2 configuration in Business Class
- 125 in a 3×2 layout for Economy passengers.
The aircraft comes equipped with satellite-based high-speed connectivity for Wi-Fi access with USB A, USB C, and AC power available to every passenger. Every seat features a Panasonic eX1 in-flight entertainment system, with content available in 15 languages and features more than 1,000 hours of entertainment.
From an environmental view, the plane is equipped with the innovative Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G geared turbofan engines; these are projected to yield a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption per seat and NOx emissions 50 percent below CAEP/6 standards.