Air Canada has unveiled the completely re-designed seating and cabin amenities on its soon-to-be-delivered Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which will start flying this spring.
The aircraft will offer three cabins on its Dreamliners – Business, Premium Economy and Economy – with USB and power outlets at each seat.
The International Business Class cabin on Air Canada’s Dreamliners will have 20 fully-flat bed convertible ‘Executive Pods’ with 80-inch bed length, 21-inch seat-width and an adjustable pneumatic cushion system. Other features include –
- Adjustable pneumatic cushion headrest with a massage feature;
- An 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen with touch handset – the largest for a North American airline in Business Class;
- Universal power and USB outlets at each seat;
- A new espresso and cappuccino service in International Business Class featuring Lavazza coffee freshly brewed onboard;
- 1-2-1 seating configuration offering direct aisle access for each seat;
The Premium Economy cabin on the Air Canada Dreamliners will have 21 seats in a 2-3-2 seat layout with 38-inch legroom, a generous 19.5-inch seat width and 7-inch recline.
Each seat will feature a 9 or 11-inch personal entertainment touchscreen as well as universal power and USB outlets. Premium Economy passengers will also be offered – for the first time in North America – premium meals and complimentary bar service along with priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport.
The Economy cabin will have 210 slimline seats in a 3-3-3 configuration with personal space comparable to the airline’s existing Economy cabin. Each seat will have a 9-inch in-flight entertainment display with USB outlet and a universal power outlet.
Passengers will also enjoy the standard exclusive Dreamliner features such as larger windows, lower cabin altitude and higher humidity, thereby leading to a more comfortable flight.
Air Canada has ordered a total of 37 Dreamliners with the first three aircraft scheduled to be delivered in Spring 2014. The aircraft will initially begin flying on select routes between Canada and Europe from the coming spring. The first regular flights are scheduled to start on Toronto – Tokyo Haneda and Toronto – Tel Aviv routes on July 1, 2014.
Air Canada, a Star Alliance member, is the only North American airline with a SkyTrax 4-star rating.