• Nicholas Chute

Air Canada's first Airbus A220-300 ready for service

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

Air Canada A220-300 (Image/Air Canada)

Montreal - Canadian flagship airline Air Canada has officially taken delivery of their first Airbus A220-300. The new addition to the fleet spawns a new era of market opportunities for the airline, allowing for passengers to enjoy trans-border routes in the most luxury comfort. The first of 45 orders, registered C-GROV, makes them the first operator of the A220-300 in North America.


Passengers will enjoy a very comfortable, quiet and spacious cabin. With a two class configuration, opting for a 2-2 economy layout and 2-2 business class layout, the A220 will make for a easy ride.

The aircraft will hold a total of 137 passengers, with 12 in Business Class and 125 in Economy. All seats in the cabin have touch-screen displays, with adjustable headrests, with business class having a footrest adjustable feature. Economy Class also features USB and AC power outlets. Wi-Fi is also offered on board with an excellent lighting fixture to create a more relaxing mood.


Air Canada will unveil their A220-300 for the first time in Montreal on January 15th, 2020 with domestic routes operating beginning on January 16th (*POSTPONED*). The first route will be Montreal-Calgary, with the second route being Toronto-Montreal starting on January 19th. This will be giving the airline the ability to prepare the aircraft for their United States routes launching in May.


Air Canada will begin the only daily year-round flights to Seattle from Montreal on May 4, 2020, complementing existing services to Seattle from Toronto and Vancouver.

AC 565 - Departs Montreal 17:55 - Arrives Seattle 20:45 - DAILY

AC 564 - Departs Seattle 08:35 - Arrives Montreal 16:34 - DAILY

Toronto-San Jose

The only year-round, daily service to San Jose from Toronto starts May 4, 2020, complementing existing services from Vancouver to San Jose.

AC 765 - Departs Toronto 08:55 - Arrives San Jose 11:28 - DAILY

AC 766 - Departs San Jose 12:15 - Arrives Toronto 20:10 - DAILY

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