Air Canada's first Airbus A220-300 has completed
its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel A220 final assembly
line in Canada.
The first of 45 aircraft for Air Canada is
scheduled to be delivered to the Montreal-based airline in the
coming weeks, with the first commercial flight scheduled for early
Canadaís flag carrier will become the first airline in
Canada to operate the Canadian-designed and built A220, formerly
the Bombardier C Series. It will
also become the first carrier in North America to fly the A220-300
Air Canada is planning to use the A220 on various
domestic routes in Canada as well as to the United States.
A220 will enable the
airline to serve new markets, such as Montreal to Seattle and
Toronto to San Jose, connecting the carrierís main hubs to the
West Coast, as of Spring 2020.
Around 100 A220s are now flying with six
operators on routes in Asia, America, Europe and Africa.