Air Canada is offering flights to popular winter destinations on its fleet of all-business class planes.
Canada’s flag carrier says it will use its four Airbus A319 Jetz aircraft which are configured with 58 business class seats and no economy class seats on these flights.
The airline normally uses these planes to transport professional sports teams, popular musical groups on tour, and corporate clients on a charter basis.
However, the airline says because of the current coronavirus-related restrictions on sports events and other large gatherings, the aircraft are now available for commercial use.
The airline will operate non-stop flights between the following cities on its A319 Jetz aircraft:
- Toronto to: Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Barbados, Cancun, Kelowna and Vancouver.
- Vancouver to: Phoenix, Palm Springs and Puerto Vallarta.
- Montreal to: Fort Lauderdale and Barbados.
“Air Canada is very pleased to offer its customers a unique opportunity to travel like a pro athlete or a VIP and experience our premium Jetz service,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning and Alliances at Air Canada.
“Customers booking on a Jetz flight will enjoy such amenities as its all-Business Class seating configuration, upgraded meal service, and shorter boarding and deplaning times. These features, combined with Jetz’s other attributes, create a private-jet-like experience,” he added.
The Business Class seats offer 42-to-49-inch seat pitch, including four facing seats with a table in the middle that can be booked for families and friends travelling together.
Customers receive priority check-in and security clearance, Maple Leaf Lounge and Star Alliance Lounge access (where available) and aircraft “leave from prime gate locations”, requiring customers to begin boarding only 35 minutes prior departure, says the carrier.
The airline says a pre-packaged meal curated by celebrated Montreal chef Antonio Park with complimentary bar and beverage service will be offered to passengers.
Passengers can now book these flights for travel between December 12, 2020 and January 6, 2021.
The airline says a second schedule for flights in March is “currently under development”.
Passengers who travel outside of Canada are required to self-isolate for 14 days when they return to the country.