Air Canada will inaugurate Airbus A220 service with new routes from Montreal to Seattle and Toronto to San Jose. The new routes will commence May 4, 2020. The airline has ordered 45 A220-300s and will get its first aircraft late this year. In addition to the new routes, the new planes, developed by Bombardier as CSeries, will be integrated into Air Canada’s domestic and transborder routes from Montreal and Toronto to Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and New York La Guardia.
The aircraft will carry up to 137 passengers, 125 in economy and 12 in business class. The A220 has a 2-3 cabin layout that is said to feel more spacious than other designs. It also uses about 20 percent less fuel than comparably sized aircraft thanks to its next generation Pratt and Whitney geared turbofan engines.