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AC to fly Dreamliners on Canadian, Trans-Atlantic routes

Dec. 4, 2013, Toronto - Air Canada announced Wednesday the first route for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be between Toronto and Tel Aviv starting in the spring of 2014.


December 4, 2013
By The Financial Post

The country’s largest carrier will take the first 15 of the 37 787s
it has on order in the spring of next year, and said it would gradually
introduce the planes on select domestic and transatlantic routes.

 

“The fuel efficient Boeing 787 aircraft will open up opportunities
for Air Canada to serve new international destinations, and convert
existing routes to Dreamliner service, as we continue to renew our fleet
and develop Toronto Pearson into a preferred North American gateway and
truly global airline hub,” said Ben Smith, Air Canada chief commercial
officer, announcing the new plane’s arrival and design.

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Air Canada also released a series of images and videos of the new
787′s interiors. The plane’s will feature new interior in a three-cabin
configuration — international business class, premium economy and
economy. International business will come with 20 lie-flat executive
pods with new amenities like headrest massage and espresso and
cappuccino service.

 

The planes will also be outfitted 18-inch touch screen in-flight
entertainment units in business class in a 1-2-1 seat configurations
with USB and power outlets.

 

The economy sections will be set up in a 3-3-3 seat configuration
with 210 seats and equipped with 9-inch touchback screens and USB and
power outlets. The economy section will have a 31 inch pitch.

 

We are very excited to introduce completely re-designed seating and
cabin amenities that will offer Air Canada customers the very best in
comfort and contemporary design,” Mr. Smith said.