Air Canada is giving a better ride to Vancouver-bound business travellers with the debut of its latest business class on fights from Sydney.
From 17 May 2016 the Canadian flag-carrier’s daily direct service between Sydney and Vancouver will feature an upgraded Boeing 777-200LR jet sporting the same business class as its flagship Boeing 787 fleet.
The pointy end of the plane will see 40 ‘Executive Pods’ – next generation lie-flat seats arranged in a 1-2-1 layout so that every passenger has direct access to the aisle.
The solo seats will be angled towards the window while the two centre seats are angled slightly towards each other.
Each seat extends extends to an 80 inch fully flat bed dressed with a 100% cotton duvet.
Creature comforts include an adjustable pneumatic cushion headrest, 18 inch personal entertainment screen and noise-cancelling headsets.
The refreshed jet will also debut Air Canada's premium economy onto the route, with 24 seats of 19.5 inches wide with a 38 inch pitch and 7 inch recline, plus an AC power outlet.
“This development comes just one month after we announced plans to launch non-stop Brisbane-Vancouver services in June 2016 using our new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft” says Paul McLean, Air Canada’s General Manager for Australia and New Zealand.
“It means that not only is our network expanding out of Australia, but that from mid-2016 all of our passengers will experience our latest world-class on-board product.”
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