8-Feb-2013 12:34 PM

Air Canada unveils premium economy cabin; adds five high capacity 777-300ERs

Air Canada announced (07-Feb-2013) the introduction of a new international premium economy cabin on five of the carrier’s higher capacity 458-seat Boeing 777-300ERs featuring 36 Executive First, 24 premium economy and 398 economy seats. The 458-seat 777-300ERs will feature a smaller Executive First cabin featuring a new staggered seating arrangement compared to the current herringbone design while the economy cabin will change from a 3x3x3 to a 3x4x3 configuration. The international premium economy cabin will feature a 2x4x2 configuration with 20inch seat width and 7inches more seat pitch than standard economy seats. Air Canada EVP and CCO Ben Smith said, "The delivery of five new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft over the next 12 months provides us with the right opportunity to launch a new cabin of service that will be offered on more of our international flights over time as we take delivery of new 787 aircraft.” [more - original PR]