Air Canada unveils Asian Dreamliner expansion

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Air Canada has launched its first ever Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights to Asia, and confirmed that it will add the new aircraft on more routes to the region in the coming months.

Air Canada will fly its Dreamliners to Tokyo and Shanghai
Air Canada will fly its Dreamliners to Tokyo and Shanghai

The fuel-efficient aircraft touched down at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport for the first time this week, taking over from the B777 that has served the route since it launched on 1 July 2014.

And Air Canada’s executive vice president & chief commercial officer, Benjamin Smith, has also confirmed that the Dreamliner will be deployed on the routes from Vancouver to Tokyo Narita and Shanghai by the end of this year.

“We are delighted to introduce our customers flying between Toronto and Tokyo Haneda to Air Canada’s new international standard for comfort on our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner,” said Smith.

“Feedback from customers who have flown on our Dreamliners has been extremely positive particularly with respect to the comfort and spaciousness in all three cabins.

“We look forward to deploying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on our Toronto to Tel Aviv route later this summer, and on our Vancouver to Tokyo Narita and Shanghai routes this coming winter.”

Air Canada’s B787-8s come equipped with three cabin classes, including flat-bed “pod seating” in business class, plus premium economy and economy options. All seats offer touch-screen in-flight entertainment, power outlets and USB ports.

In total, the airline has ordered 37 Dreamliners, including 15 B787-8s and 22 larger B787-9s, all of which are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2019.
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