Air Canada Launching Two New Routes on A220-300
The non-stop Montreal-Seattle and Toronto-San Jose flights are now on sale through August 28 ahead of May 4, 2020 launch
August 21, 2019
Air Canada will launch what will be the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and San Jose, California, both beginning in spring 2020. A first look at the interior features of its newest aircraft shows a choice of Business and Economy Class service, an upgraded in-flight entertainment system, onboard Wi-Fi and more.
Special introductory fares from Montreal to Seattle start as low as $236 one-way, and fares from Toronto to San Jose starts as low $223 one-way. Tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents until August 28 for travel between May 4 and July 31, 2020.
“This aircraft is a game changer for Air Canada as there is simply no rival in this category,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada. “The A220 will further strengthen our position on transborder and transcontinental markets and be instrumental in our continued growth. Our customers will benefit from innovative design features in a spacious and comfortable cabin. When connecting through our hubs across Canada onward to international destinations, customers travelling on an A220 will benefit from a virtually seamless cabin experience offering the same level of service and comforts as on a widebody aircraft.”
With these two new non-stop routes, Air Canada is deepening its transborder network and strengthening its position in the Seattle market to complement existing non-stop service connecting Seattle to Toronto and Vancouver. The Toronto-San Jose route helps the airline increase its presence in the Bay Area, and adds to existing service between San Jose and Vancouver. Travelers “now have another gateway to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley,” he added.
Air Canada will begin the only daily year-round flights to Seattle from Montreal on May 4, 2020, complementing existing services to Seattle from Toronto and Vancouver. Flights are timed to provide connectivity in Montreal to and from Europe and North Africa including Casablanca, Paris, Nice, Lyon, Algiers, London, Frankfurt, Geneva, Rome, Dublin and more.
Flight / Departs / Arrives / Days of Week
AC 565 – Montreal 17:55 – Seattle 20:45 – Daily
AC 564 -Seattle 08:35 – Montreal 16:34 -Daily
The only year-round, daily service to San Jose from Toronto will also start May 4, 2020, complementing existing services from Vancouver to San Jose. Flights are timed so customers can connect through Toronto on Air Canada’s wide-ranging domestic network, allowing easy connections to another Silicon Valley city.
Flight / Departs / Arrives / Days of Week
AC 765 – Toronto 08:55 – San Jose 11:28 – Daily
AC 766 – San Jose 12:15 – Toronto 20:10 – Daily
Customers can collect and redeem Aeroplan Miles through Canada’s leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits. Eligible connecting international customers departing Toronto Pearson International Airport have access to Air Canada’s Signature Suite.
Air Canada’s first Airbus A220-300 will delivered later this year. The two-class cabin will have a total of 137 seats: 12 in a 2×2 configuration in Business Class and 125 in a 3×2 layout for Economy passengers. Customers will have more personal space thanks to the widest economy seats in the fleet, and the largest overhead stowage bins for an aircraft this size.
Additional features include large LED ambient windows with customizable mood lighting to reduce fatigue while traveling, plus high ceilings, extra shoulder room and added storage capacity in the narrow-body segment.
Every seat on the A220 features a Panasonic eX1 in-flight entertainment system with content available in 15 languages and featuring more than 1,000 hours of high-quality entertainment, using Crave and Canadian-based multi-platform audio service, Stingray.
The A220 will come equipped with satellite based high-speed connectivity for Wi-Fi access with USB A, USB C, and AC power available to every passenger.