Air Canada to Initiate Toronto-Haneda Route with Dreamliner Service

By Paul Riegler on 6 December 2013
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Tokyo's Haneda Airport

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

Air Canada announced plans to offer daily flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Tokyo International Airport, also referred to as Haneda, beginning July 1, 2014.  The airline will operate the service using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Flights will depart Toronto at 1:00 p.m., and arrive in Tokyo at 2:55 p.m. the next day.  From Tokyo, flights will depart at 5:40 p.m., and will arrive in Toronto at 4:40 p.m.

The flights will be the only non-stop service between Canada and Tokyo-Haneda.  It will also be the first daytime flight to Haneda from anywhere in North America, according to the airline.

Haneda is much closer to downtown Tokyo than Narita and is preferred by many business travelers as a result.

Air Canada currently operates flights to Tokyo Narita International Airport from Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

The airline is expected to take delivery of its first Dreamliner in the spring.  The planes will have three cabins: international business, premium economy, and economy.

The business-class cabin will be outfitted with 20 lie-flat executive pods in a 1-2-1 configuration.  The seats will be 80” long when fully extended, and will also have adjustable pneumatic cushion headrests with a massage feature.  They will also have 18” touch screens and universal power and USB outlets.

The carrier’s premium-economy cabin on the 787 Dreamliner will have 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration.  Seats will be 19.5” wide and have 38” of legroom.   The economy-class cabin will have 210 seats, in a 3-3-3 configuration.

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