If you are traveling to Australia from Canada then look forward to enrich your flying experience further. Air Canada recently announced it will be launching its business class cabins on revamped Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on Sydney-Vancouver route from May this year.
Canada’s flag carrier Air Canada in a statement said that it is set to launch its direct flights to Vancouver from Sydney starting from May 17, 2016. The direct flights would be operated with the help of newly-refurbished Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The airline also stated that the business class cabin on the upgraded Boeing 777 would be similar to that on its fleet of Boeing 787 aircrafts.
The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft to be operated on Sydney-Vancouver route has been fitted with next-gen lie-flat seats on 40 ‘Executive Pods’ (business class). The lie-flat seats are in a 1-2-1 layout configuraion and offer direct aisle access to every passenger. According to the airline, the solo seats would however be angled towards the window, whereas the two angled seats would be angled slightly towards each other. Each business class seat can be converted to an 80 inch fully flat bed and is equipped with a cotton duvet. Among other amenities offered in business class cabin include noise-cancelling headsets, 18-inch screen for in-flight entertainment, and an adjustable pneumatic cushion headrest.
Air Canada will also be launching new premium economy cabin for the first time between Sydney and Vancouver. The premium economy class would offer 24 seats to the customers. Each seat will have a 7-inch recline, a 38-inch pitch and 19.5-inch width. An AC power outlet will be equipped with each seat.
Paul McLean, Air Canada’s General Manager for Australia and New Zealand, said, “The decision to launch new business class cabin on upgraded Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on Sydney-Vancouver route has come only one month after the plans to launch nonstop flights between Brisbane and Vancouver with the help of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft in June 2016 were revealed.”