Air Canada launches mid-class cabin

TORONTO, Feb 12 - Canada’s national carrier has announced plans to introduce a new cabin service that straddles the middle between its Economy and Executive First class aboard all international flights.

Features on Air Canada’s new International Premium Economy Cabin include a dedicated cabin that includes larger, wider seats with 7 more inches of legroom compared to seats in the Economy class, and more recline.

Customers traveling in Premium Economy will also be offered premium meals, hot towel service, complimentary bar service, priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport.

By comparison, passengers on the airline’s most luxurious cabin, Executive First, travel in seats that recline fully into flat-beds, complimentary amenity kits, concierge services and access to the lounge.

The new cabin service will debut on Montreal to Paris-bound flights beginning July 11 before rolling out on other international routes and is being launched in tandem with Air Canada’s plans for expansion.

The airline is adding five more Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to its fleet.

The newest three-cabin configuration on the Boeing 777-300ER will feature 36 seats in Executive First, 24 seats in Premium Economy and 398 seats in Economy class.

Meanwhile, other airlines which use the leviathan aircraft in their fleet include American Airlines, Emirates Airline, Korean Air, Turkish Airlines and Air France. – AFP-Relaxnews



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