Air Canada expands B787s to more Asian routes

Air Canada announced it will expand the introduction of B787 Dreamliner aircraft to more of its routes to Asia from Vancouver including Beijing in February and Seoul in March 2015.


Air Canada expands B787s to more Asian routes


Air Canada announced it will expand the introduction of B787 Dreamliner aircraft to more of its routes to Asia from Vancouver including Beijing in February and Seoul in March 2015. Air Canada recently converted its Vancouver-Shanghai route to B787 Dreamliner service, with Vancouver-Tokyo (Narita) to be converted mid-December. “The fuel efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners open up opportunities for Air Canada to serve new international destinations and convert existing routes to Dreamliner service as the airline replaces existing Boeing 767 aircraft with the new Boeing 787 fleet,” the airline said.

 

Air Canada’s first new route to be operated with the B787 Dreamliner was Toronto-Tokyo (Haneda) in July, followed by the conversion of the airline’s Toronto-Tel Aviv route in August. Air Canada will take delivery of six B787 aircraft by the end of 2014, with all 37 aircraft scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2019. The carrier’s Dreamliner fleet will consist of a total of 15 B787-8 aircraft and 22 of the larger capacity B787-9 aircraft. As Air Canada takes delivery of new widebody aircraft for its mainline fleet, current B767 aircraft will be transferred to its leisure carrier subsidiary, Air Canada rouge.