Those of you with a love of space down the back of the plane may choose to reroute after this announcement.
Air Canada is to operate it’s new high density 777-300ER’s on the Vancouver to Hong Kong route, initally 3 days a week, then 5 and finally daily from January 2014.
Here’s the timetable and the splits:
AC007 DEPART YVR 11:40 ARRIVE HKG 1720+1 AC008 DEPART HKG 19:10 ARRIVE YVR 1430 Booked Equipment - Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER HIGH DENSITY (77WP) From 31st October - 30th November 2013: Operates from YVR Monday, Thursday, Saturday Operates from HKG Tuesday, Friday, Sunday From 1st December - 31st December 2013: Operates from YVR Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Operates from HKG Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday From 1st January 2014: Operates from YVR and HKG Daily.
The new 3-Class Boeing 777-300ER will feature new seating in all classes, with
- 36 Business Class Seats
- 24 Premium Economy Seats
- 398 Economy Class Seats in 3-4-3
- TOTAL: 458 Seats
This compares with the current current 777-300ER’s which operate in
- 42 Executive First Suites configured in 1-2-1
- 307 Economy Seats configured in 3-3-3
- TOTAL: 349 Seats
The seats are loading in the GDS’s and are available for sale.
As usual, plan accordingly if you don’t like being down the back of the plane in a 10 across format…