AIR CANADA RE­VEALS NEW LONG-HAUL CABIN

Business Traveler (USA) - - UPFRONT -

Air Canada has un­veiled its new in­ter­na­tional cabin, two days af­ter re­ceiv­ing de­liv­ery of its first 787 Dream­liner. The car­rier’s 787s and con­verted 777 air­craft will fea­tures three cab­ins — In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Class, Pre­mium Econ­omy and Econ­omy.

Each cabin will con­tain er­gonomic seat­ing, touch­screen in-flight en­ter­tain­ment, power out­lets and USB ports.

In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness class cabin is laid out in a 1-2-1 con­fig­u­ra­tion, and fea­tures fully-flat seats and, on the Dream­liner, will con­tain 20 Ex­ec­u­tive Pods with an “ad­justable pneu­matic cush­ion sys­tem” and 18-inch screens on the IFE sys­tem. The 787’s Pre­mium Econ­omy is 21 seats in a 2-3-2 con­fig­u­ra­tion while Econ­omy has 210 slim­line seats in a 3-3-3 con­fig­u­ra­tion.

Air Canada will take de­liv­ery of 37 Dream­lin­ers by the end of 2019, 15 of which will be 787-8s and the re­main­ing 22 787-9s. Ini­tially, the 787s are fly­ing do­mes­tic routes. The air­line then says it will add them to the Tokyo Haneda ser­vice in July.

Visit air­canada.com for com­plete de­tails.

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