Air Canada announces first new Airbus A220 routes

Air Canada Airbus A220
A computer rendering of Air Canada's Airbus A220 jet. Photo: © Air Canada

Air Canada has announced the first new routes that will be operated by its brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The airline has a total of 45 A220s on order and expects to receive its first A220 (formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries) later this year.

Starting in spring 2020, Air Canada will commence two new routes that will be operated by the Airbus A220 aircraft: Montreal to Seattle and Toronto to San Jose, California. Both services will be operated on daily basis and are set to begin on May 4, 2020, complementing Air Canada’s current services from Toronto and Vancouver respectively.

Besides the newly announced routes, the A220 will initially be deployed on the airline’s existing Canadian and transborder routes from Montreal and Toronto to destinations including Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and New York La Guardia.

In addition to the new routes, the carrier unveiled the cabin layout of its brand new aircraft. Air Canada’s two-class cabin on the A220 will feature 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.