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Air Canada unveils new B787 cabin interiors

5 Dec 2013

Air Canada has unveiled the cabin design and seating on its B787 fleet. The first such aircraft will be delivered in spring, and will start serving the Toronto-Tel Aviv route in July next year.

The 251-seat Dreamliner will include three classes.

In its business class, there will be 20 seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. There will be executive pods with a seat that can be extended to an 80 inch (203cm) long, 180-degree recline, fully flat bed. The headrest is adjustable and features a massage function. Each seat also contains its own touchscreen handset, universal power port, USB outlets, large retractable tray table and an 18 inch (46cm) seat back touch screen in-flight entertainment system with a wide variety of programme selections. Passengers can also enjoy freshly brewed Lavazza espressos and cappuccinos.

In premium economy, meanwhile, there will be 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. The seat spacing will allow for 38 inches (96cm) of legroom, and feature a 19.5 inch (50cm) seat width and 7 inch (18cm) recline. Each seat is also equipped with an 11-inch (28cm) personal entertainment touch screen, as well as universal power and USB outlets. Passengers will be offered premium meals and priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport.

In economy class, there will be 210 seats arranged 3-3-3. Each seat will be equipped with a 9 inch (23cm) personal entertainment touch screen with a USB and universal power outlet within arm’s reach.

“We are very excited to introduce completely re-designed seating and cabin amenities that will offer Air Canada customers the very best in comfort and contemporary design,” said Ben Smith, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of the airline. “With the arrival next spring of our first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Air Canada continues to renew its international widebody fleet with the next generation of modern and fuel efficient aircraft.”

The airline will take delivery of the first of 15 787-8 aircraft in spring 2014. The first delivery of 22 larger-capacity 787-9 aircraft, meanwhile, is expected in July 2015. All 37 Boeing 787 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2019.

For more information, visit www.aircanada.com .

Valerian Ho

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