Air Canada Debuts 787 Dreamliner on Toronto-Tokyo Haneda Route

By Karin Sun on 15 July 2014
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DSC_0959 2Air Canada announced that it has begun using Boeing 787 Dreamliners to operate flights between Toronto and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, marking the first time that the carrier has deployed the aircraft on a scheduled route.  The airline launched its Toronto-Tokyo Haneda service on July 1, and had previously been using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route before transitioning to 787-8 Dreamliners.

The planes are equipped with 20 pod-like seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy, and 210 seats in economy.  Seats in business class are fully lie-flat with a bed length of 80” and personal 18” touchscreen monitors, while seats in all classes of service offer power outlets and USB ports.

In addition to the Toronto-Tokyo Haneda service, Air Canada plans to deploy Dreamliners on its route between Toronto and Tel Aviv later this summer, as well as on its service between Vancouver and both Shanghai and Tokyo’s Narita Airport in the winter.

Air Canada currently has two 787-8 Dreamliners in operation, and is expected to have a total of 37 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet by the end of 2019, including 15 787-8s and 22 larger capacity 787-9s.  As the airline continues to take delivery of its Dreamliner aircraft, it will begin transferring its Boeing 767 and Airbus A319 planes, which are currently used for mainline service, to its subsidiary carrier, Air Canada rouge.

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