Air Canada unveils new cabin and seating design for 787 Dreamliner

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Air Canada will take delivery of the first of 37 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in spring 2014. Toronto-Tokyo Haneda will be the airline’s first route permanently served by the aircraft from 1 July 2014.

Air Canada has unveiled the brand new cabin and seating design for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the first of which will be delivered in spring 2014.

The interior design, cabin architecture and seating in all three cabins – International Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy – have been designed to provide passengers with an enhanced in-flight experience.

The International Business Class cabin features 20 180-degree lie-flat Executive Pods with an adjustable pneumatic cushion system and headrests that offer a massage feature. Each seat in the front cabin includes an 18-inch in-flight entertainment (IFE) screen with content powered by Panasonic Avionics’ eX3 IFE system, a universal power outlet and a USB port, while the airline says the windows are the largest of any commercial aircraft in the world.

In Premium Economy, passengers have 38-inches of legroom and each seat is equipped with either a nine- or 11-inch IFE screen, as well as a power outlet and USB port. Premium Economy customers can also make use of priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport.

Meanwhile, in the Economy cabin, which is configured with 210 slimline seats, all passengers have a nine-inch IFE screen, plus access to power outlets and USB ports.

The cabin design is described by the airline as “contemporary” and “sophisticated” and makes use of neutral tones to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Ben Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada, said: “We are very excited to introduce completely redesigned seating and cabin amenities that will offer Air Canada customers the very best in comfort and contemporary design.”

Air Canada will initially offer a preview of its new Dreamliner service on select domestic Canadian and transatlantic flights on a temporary basis in spring 2014, before the Toronto-Tokyo Haneda route becomes the first route to be served permanently by the aircraft from July 2014.

 » Read our review of Thomson’s 787 Dreamliner.



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