Air Canada announced (04-Dec-2013) a preview of the cabin interiors that the carrier plans to present on its Boeing 787 fleet with plans to take delivery of the first of 15 787-800 aircraft in spring 2014. Air Canada plans to take delivery of 22 787-9 aircraft in Jul-2015 with all 37 787 aircraft scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2019, transferring its current 767 and A319 aircraft to Air Canada rouge. Air Canada will deploy its first 787 on Toronto-Tel Aviv service from Jul-2014 and will offer previews of the new 787 service on select domestic and transatlantic flights on a temporary basis. The carrier will provide three cabins of service on the 787 with a new contemporary decor and seating. The cabins include 20 180-degree full flat-beds in its international business class cabin, 21 seats in the premium economy cabin, and 210 slimline seats in the economy cabin. Air Canada's executive VP and CCO Ben Smith stated, "The introduction of Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft featuring our new onboard product is a key component of Air Canada's international expansion plans. 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." [more - original PR]
Air Canada reveals preview of 787 cabin interiors
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