AC To Upgrade YOW-LHR Flights To Dreamliner

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Air Canada has announced it will upgrade its non-stop flights from Ottawa to London-Heathrow to operate the daily service with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. 

Beginning next spring, customers travelling between YOW and LHR will have the option to fly in AC’s Signature cabin, featuring fully lie-flat suites, as well as the added choice of a Premium Economy cabin. 

"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,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.  

The 255-seat Boeing 787-8, configured in three cabins of service, will be dedicated year-round to the route beginning 29MAR, 2020. It will replace a 211-seat Boeing 767-300ER with two cabins of service. 

Also today, AC announced it is suspending its summer seasonal, Ottawa-Frankfurt service. The last flight on this route will be operated on 24OCT. 

Customers travelling to Europe from Ottawa next summer will have an additional option to fly to Frankfurt on a new seasonal service provided by AC Star Alliance partner Lufthansa, which will begin operating on 16MAY, 2020 and end 24OCT, 2020. 

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.



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