If you look around Heathrow, there are all sorts of large and small aircraft around. You’d expect smaller Airbus A320 and A319s from European carriers, but during summer months, a small Airbus A319 in Air Canada colours comes to visit – operating a service between St Johns Newfoundland to London Heathrow.
The 5 hour 35 minute flight crosses the Atlantic – and the A319 has the legs for the route as can be seen. The route currently is operated a seasonal service, but will be turning into a year round service from 26th October 2014.
The route will operate as follows:
AC823 DEPART LHR 11:05 ARRIVE YYT 13:05 AC822 DEPART YYT 00:40 ARRIVE LHR 09:15 Commences 26th October as a year round service Operates Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Booked Equipment: Airbus A319
Air Canada will operate this route using their Airbus A319 aircraft (as used on Canadian Domestic and US services), configured with
- 14 Business Class Recliner Seat with 38″-39″ of seat pitch
- 106 Economy Class seat with 31″-32″ of seat pitch
Business class seat have power at seat, whilst Economy class will have 2 socket between 3 seats.
The year round link was last operated in 2006, when the route was reduced to seasonal operation.
For those heading to/from St Johns, there is a significant time saving, with a direct flight taking 5 hours 35, whilst a flight via Toronto or Montreal will be at least 12 hours and more.