Air Canada adds first Airbus A220

Air Canada Airbus A220
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Air Canada has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 aircraft and becomes the first North American operator of the A220-300 jet.

With the brand new A220 aircraft, Air Canada will commence two new routes in spring 2020. The A220 is scheduled to enter service in January and will partly be used to replace the airline’s Embraer E190 regional jets.

The Canadian flag-carrier ordered a total of 45 A220-300 (formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries). There are two variants of the aircraft, the A220-100 and the longer A220-300. US-American Delta Air Lines became the first North American A220 operator, when it received its first A220-100 in October 2018.

Air Canada’s two-class cabin on the A220 features a total of 137 seats; twelve in business class and 125 in economy class.

The airline currently has a fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft (including A319, A320 and A321), A330, Boeing 737 MAX, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner jets. Furthermore, Embraer E190 aircraft are deployed on short-haul routes. Smaller aircraft types are operated by separate regional airlines on behalf of Air Canada.