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Air Canada to add two 777-300ERs in 2013; E175s to be moved to Sky Regional

2-Oct-2012 2:44 PM

Air Canada announced (01-Oct-2012) a fleet adjustment plan which includes the delivery of two Boeing 777-300ERs in 2013 and moving the carrier's Embraer E175 fleet to Sky Regional. The 777-300ERs are expected to arrive in Jun-2013 and Sep-2013 bringing the carrier's 777 fleet to 20. Sky Regional has agreed to the transfer of 15 E175s to the non-unionised carrier in order to reduce costs. The E175s will continue to operate on short-haul domestic and trans-border services primarily from Montreal Tredeau and Toronto Pearson. Air Canada plans to receive its first 787 in 2014. Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said, "The composition of our widebody fleet is an important element of our key priority of leveraging our network to pursue strategic international growth and strengthen Air Canada's position as a global player." [more - original PR]