Air Canada has confirmed plans to increase
capacity between Ottawa and London Heathrow.
The airline will commence dedicated
year-round daily flights from 29 March 2020 using 255-seat Boeing
787-8 (pictured) featuring Air Canada's Signature cabin, Premium
Economy and Economy class cabins.
Air Canada currently operates the route
with 211-seat Boeing
767-300ER aircraft with two cabins of service.
"Air Canada is pleased to offer customers
travelling between Ottawa and London-Heathrow the added comfort of
service aboard our flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers love
this aircraft whose revolutionary design improves the on-board air
quality, which, combined with other features such as our next
generation cabin, mood lighting and other amenities, mitigates jet
lag. As a result, customers arrive better rested to hit the ground
running for either business or pleasure. With the Dreamliner, we
are also now offering customers flying between Ottawa and London
the additional option of Air Canada's Premium Economy cabin," said
Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.
Air Canada has also announced that it is
suspending its summer seasonal, Ottawa-Frankfurt service. The last
flight on this route will be operated on 24 October 2019.
Customers travelling to Europe from Ottawa next summer will have
an additional option to fly to Frankfurt on a new seasonal service
provided by Air Canada's Star Alliance partner Lufthansa, which will begin
operating on 16 May 2020 and end 24 October 2020.