Air Canada is to offer passengers convenient connections to the popular ski resort of Mont-Tremblant, with a four times weekly service between the city and Toronto to launch on 18 December 2014. With convenient connections to London Heathrow and flights available until 30 March 2015, the new service is a great opportunity to enjoy a skiing holiday in Canada.
Air Canada passengers travelling on North American services now have more opportunities to secure seats with extra legroom, thanks to an increase in the number of Preferred Seats on A320 and Embraer 190.
As a result of the recent reconfiguration, the number of Preferred Seats on the A320 increased from 16 to 36 and the Embraer 190 now offers 24 Preferred Seats in comparison to 8 previously. Air Canada’s Preferred Seats provide between two and four inches more legroom than Economy Class and are mostly located close to the front of the aircraft.
Passengers travelling to Canada will be pleased to know that Air Canada’s seasonal direct service between London Heathrow and St. John’s will be available all year round starting from 26 October 2014. As part of the winter 2014 schedule, flights will operate three times a week and will be serviced by the airline’s Airbus A319 in a two-class configuration.
Air Canada passengers travelling from Heathrow’s Terminal 2 can now pass the time before their flight at the airline’s new Maple Leaf lounge, located in the terminal’s Departures Area 2B zone.
Opened on 24 June 2014, the new 700 sqm facility gives passengers an opportunity to take advantage of free wi-fi, a business centre with Dell PCs, printers and scanners, a spa-inspired shower area and three reclining pods with personal TV screens, USB ports and noise-cancelling headsets. As for the dining options guests can benefit from a cooking station where a chef prepares meals on request, a bistro-style restaurant area and a bar.
The Maple Leaf lounge is open from 6am to 10pm and is available to Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K and Elite 50K members, Star Alliance Gold members and Business Class passengers with confirmed same-day travel on an Air Canada or Star Alliance flight.
19 June 2014 marks the start of Air Canada’s operations from London Heathrow’s Terminal 2. The first Air Canada passengers to arrive at the new terminal were customers travelling on the carrier’s service from Toronto, which landed at 7:04am. The rest of the carrier’s first day at Terminal 2 included 10 other scheduled arrivals and 11 departures.
Starting from 18 June 2014, Air Canada will be moving all its London services to Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, allowing passenger’s travelling to and from London to fully take advantage of the terminal’s state-of the art facilities.
As Air Canada’s move is complete, Terminal 2 will accommodate all Star Alliance airlines operating from London Heathrow.
As Air Canada receives its first B787 Dreamliner, long haul passengers are soon to enjoy an improved flying experience with the introduction of new cabin interiors.
Passengers will be able to choose from 3 seat types, including International Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy, all of which will offer improved ergonomic seating, in-flight entertainment, power outlets and USB ports.
International Business Class customers will be able to choose from 20 Executive Pods, all with an 18 inch IFE screens and an adjustable seat that extends into 80 inch long fully flat bed.
Premium Economy will feature 21 seats 19.5 inches wide which will benefit from 38 inches of legroom, a seven-inch recline and IFE screens up to 11 inches. As for the new Economy Class, it will contain 210 slimline seats with 9-inch IFE system.