Air Canada are moving forward with their Boeing 787 deployments, as they begin to receive deliveries of the aircraft.
The Boeing 787 will replace the existing Boeing 767-300ER used on the Vancouver to Tokyo Narita route from the 15th December.
The route runs on a daily rotation between the two cities, operating the following timetable:
AC003 DEPART YVR 14:25 ARRIVE NRT 17:30+1 AC004 DEPART NRT 19:10 ARRIVE YVR 10:40 Operates daily until 14th December with a Boeing 767-300 Operates daily from 15th December with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
This will be Air Canada’s second 787-8 route from Vancouver, as they will also operate initially to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport.
Air Canada use their Boeing 787s in a Three Class configuration, with seating made up of:
- 20 Business Class Seats in 1-2-1 configuration
- 21 Premium Economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration
- 210 Economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration
At each seat there is an IFE screen, USB Power, as well as AC (electric plug outlet) power at seat in Business and Premium Economy, and two plugs per three seats in Economy Class.
Boeing Dreamliners will continue to take up more routes as time goes on – but for now, they’re still novel and can provide an interesting experience in the air. For Air Canada passengers, it could provide a better experience than the existing aircraft used on this route.