Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Air Canada to launch 787 Dreamliner flights between Ottawa and London-Heathrow while it axes a service to Frankfurt

Canada's largest international airline Air Canada confirmed this week that it will upgrade its non-stop flights from Ottawa to London-Heathrow to operate as a daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner service. 

The upgrade to the route will start next spring, giving customers travelling between Ottawa and London-Heathrow the option to fly in Air Canada's Signature cabin, featuring fully lie-flat suites, as well as the added choice of a Premium Economy cabin. The new 787 will replace a 211-seat Boeing 767-300ER that only has two cabins of service.

The Boeing 787-8 is configured with 255 seats spread over three cabins and will be assigned to the route all year long starting on March 29th, 2020.  "Air Canada is pleased to offer customers travelling between Ottawa and London-Heathrow the added comfort of service aboard our flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers love this aircraft whose revolutionary design improves the on-board air quality, which, combined with other features such as our next generation cabin, mood lighting and other amenities, mitigates jet lag. As a result, customers arrive better rested to hit the ground running for either business or pleasure. With the Dreamliner, we are also now offering customers flying between Ottawa and London the additional option of Air Canada's Premium Economy cabin," said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.  

Frankfurt service axed

Air Canada also announced it is suspending its summer seasonal, Ottawa-Frankfurt service. The last flight on this route will be operated on October 24, 2019. Customers travelling to Europe from Ottawa next summer will have an additional option to fly to Frankfurt on a new seasonal service provided by Star Alliance partner Lufthansa, which will begin operating on May 16th, 2020 and end October 24, 2020. 
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