Air Canada to introduce Dreamliner service between Toronto and Honolulu + other new routes

Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FSBV (msn 37182) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 945800.

Air Canada announced today that it will operate its seasonal service between Toronto and Honolulu next winter with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers travelling between Toronto and Hawaii will have the option to fly in Air Canada’s Signature cabin, featuring fully lie-flat suites, meals prepared by celebrated Canadian chef David Hawksworth and other amenities.

Signature Class on Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Dreamliner service will be available on the TorontoHonolulu route beginning December 14, 2019 and will operate three return-trips weekly until April 26, 2020. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner offers three cabins of service, Air Canada Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy. The flights will connect conveniently across Air Canada’s network in North America and Europe. Customers can also collect and redeem Aeroplan Miles through Canada’s leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

AC589

Toronto 16:35

Honolulu 21:30

Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

AC590

Honolulu 23:05

Toronto 12:30 + 1 day

Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

Air Canada Signature Service customers receive priority service at every stage of the journey, including access to select airport concierge services, expedited check-in and security clearance, priority baggage handling and boarding. Customers will also enjoy lounge access at both Toronto-Pearson and Honolulu. Onboard, the service includes: next generation lie-flat suites with mattress pads to enhance sleeping comfort; Hawksworth menu items; a wine selection chosen by Air Canada sommelier Véronique Rivest; and Lavazza espresso and cappuccino.

In other news, Air Canada also announced today it will launch new, nonstop service between Toronto and Quito. The new route, to be operated three-times weekly on a seasonal basis by Air Canada Rouge, will be the first non-stop service to Ecuador from Canada when it begins December 8, 2019, subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals.

Air Canada to Launch Service to Quito from Toronto, the first non-stop flight between Canada and Ecuador. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

The new route will commence on December 8, 2019 and operate three return-trips weekly between Toronto and Quito until May 11, 2020. Flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge using a 282-seat, Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering two cabins and inflight entertainment streamed to personal devices. The flights will connect conveniently across Air Canada’s network in North America and Europe. Customers can also collect and redeem Aeroplan Miles through Canada’s leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

AC1950

Toronto 23:45

Quito 06:30 + 1 day

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

AC1951

Quito 08:30

Toronto 15:05

Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Additionally, Air Canada today also announced new winter service from Montreal to São Paulo, Brazil, the only nonstop flights between the two cities. This new route to São Paulo will commence on December 11, 2019 and operate three return-trips weekly from Montreal until March 27, 2020. Flights are timed for convenient connections across Air Canada’s network in North America, including to and from Vancouver, Calgary and Quebec City, as well as several Brazilian cities beyond São Paulo.

Air Canada will offer winter service from Montreal to São Paulo, Brazil, as of December 11, 2019. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Flights will be operated by Air Canada’s flagship aircraft, the 298-seat, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring Air Canada Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class service, with high-definition individual on-demand entertainment offering a wide range of movies, short films, TV programs and audio selections at every seat throughout the aircraft.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

AC96

Montreal 18:35

São Paulo 07:30 + 1 day

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

AC97

São Paulo 09:40

Montreal 16:45

Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Finally, Air Canada today also announced the addition of new, nonstop, seasonal flights between Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand.  Air Canada’s flights to Auckland will operate four times weekly onboard the carrier’s state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft beginning December 12, 2019 until the end of March 2020, subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals.

Air Canada will offer non-stop seasonal flights between Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Air Canada has also finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Star Alliance partner Air New Zealand to pursue expanding its current alliance arrangement to strategically co-operate in the form of a Joint Venture, subject to Air Canada and Air New Zealand making the necessary filings, obtaining competition and other regulatory approvals and finalizing documentation. A deeper, more integrated partnership will provide greater customer choice, comprehensive benefits and an expanded trans-Pacific network.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

AC51

Vancouver 23:45

Auckland 11:05 + 2 days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

AC52

Auckland 14:40

Vancouver 06:40

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Canada): Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FSBV (msn 37182) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 945800.

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