Air Canada Reveals Dreamliner Cabins, Routes

Star Alliance member Air Canada is gearing up to welcome the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet, unveiling the jet’s new international cabin design and seating, together with the first routes it will fly. The airline will take delivery of the first of 37 B787s in the spring of 2014, which will form the backbone of its intercontinental fleet.


Contemporary New Cabin Design

Featuring a palette of slate grey and neutral tones with accents of Canadian red and celeste blue, the interior decor, cabin architecture and seating in all 3 cabins have been designed to exude a sense of sophistication for passengers.


Air Canada’s new International Business Class cabin on the B787 Dreamliner will offer 20 Executive Pods with an adjustable pneumatic cushion system that can be extended into a 80-inch, fully-flat bed. Each pod will also have a 18-inch personal entertainment screen with touch handset, as well as universal power and USB outlets are available at each seat. Service-wise, the airline is debuting a new espresso and cappuccino service featuring Lavazza coffee freshly brewed onboard.


Premium Economy will have 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration providing 38-inch legroom with a generous 19.5-inch seat width and 7-inch recline. Each seat is equipped with a 11-inch enhanced definition touchscreen, as well as universal power and USB outlets, complemented with premium meals, complimentary bar service, priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport.


In Economy Class, 210 slimline seats are set in a 3-3-3 configuration providing personal space consistent with the comfort of Air Canada’s current Economy cabin. Each seat is equipped with a 9-inch enhanced definition touchscreen with USB outlet and a universal power outlet.


Tel Aviv, Tokyo to Launch International Services, Proving Flights to London and Zurich

Beginning 1 July 2014, the first Air Canada route to be operated by the B787 Dreamliner featuring the new cabin interior and amenities will be the carrier’s Toronto (Pearson) – Tokyo (Haneda) route. Flight AC 005 will depart Toronto at 1300 hrs, arriving in Tokyo at 1455 hrs the next day before returning as flight AC 006 at 1740 hrs for a 1640 hrs landing back at Lester B. Pearson International Airport.


A second Dreamliner operates the Toronto (Pearson) – Tel Aviv route later in the day. Flight AC 084 is scheduled to be wheels up from Toronto at 1830 hrs, touching down in Israel at 1205 hrs the next day The return flight, AC 085, departs Tel Aviv at 1355 hrs and arrives back in Canada at 1850 hrs.


Prior to the international launch, Air Canada will fly a series of proving flights on select domestic sectors in Canada and transatlantic flights to London (Heathrow) and Zurich. Effective 1 May 2014 to 29 June 2014, flights AC 856/869 (5 times weekly) and AC 848/857 (daily) will be flown by the Dreamliner, which will also operate the Toronto (Pearson) – Zurich route as flights AC 878/879 during the same period.


Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents, Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.


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