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Seattle and San José, new Air Canada destinations with the Airbus A220

To the point Air Canada today announced new destinations to be operated by the Airbus A220. Find out all the details... and how to book them with Aeroplan miles!

The Airbus A220 and Air Canada

The Airbus A220 (formerly Bombardier CSeries) is an excellent aircraft that I have had the opportunity to test many times on Swiss.

Air Canada has ordered 45 of the extended version, the A220-300, the first of which will be delivered by the end of the year.

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All these aircraft are manufactured in Quebec and will allow Air Canada to:

  • to renew part of its medium-haul fleet
  • to open up new routes that were previously unfeasible with the current equipment
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For their part, passengers will gain in comfort with the A220:

  • Panasonic eX1 in-flight entertainment system in every seat (with over 1,000 hours of premium content, including access to Crave and Stingray)
  • High speed Wi-Fi access with USB A and USB C + power outlets at each seat
  • Larger luggage compartments
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There will be 2 cabin classes:

  • Economy with 125 seats in 3-2 configuration
  • Business with 12 seats in 2-2 configuration

Economy seats are the widest in Air Canada’s fleet.

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I can’t wait to get on board this Air Canada aircraft, which will be a change from the current A320s!

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It will initially operate on domestic and transborder routes between Montreal and Toronto:

  • Ottawa
  • Winnipeg
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • New York La Guardia

And on new destinations like the ones announced today!

Montreal - Seattle

Air Canada announced today the launch ofa new route between Montreal and Seattle beginning May 4, 2020.

Flight Departure Arrival Frequency
AC565 Montreal 17:55 Seattle 20:45 daily
AC564 Seattle 8:35 Montreal 16:34 daily
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This flight is already available for booking… and on aeroplan!

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Montréal - Seattle avec les milles aéroplan

Toronto - San Jose

Air Canada is also announcing the launch ofa new route between Toronto and San Jose, California beginning May 4, 2020.

Flight Departure Arrival Frequency
AC765 Toronto 8:55 San José 11:28 daily
AC766 San José 12:15 Toronto 20:10 daily
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This flight is already available for booking… and on aeroplan!

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Toronto - San José avec les milles aéroplan

How do I earn Aeroplan Miles?

To purchase one of these flights with an award ticket, you will need 25,000 Aeroplan miles.

This is possible, for example, with <a class=”thirstylink” title=”American ExpressMD Gold Rewards Card, which offers 25,000 Membership Rewards points as a welcome bonus.

These points can be transferred into 25,000 Aeroplan miles.

Knowing that these flights currently cost around $600, using Aeroplan miles is a great way to save money, especially when crossing the continent!

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Bottom line

These new flights with the new A220 are great news for travelers! I can’t wait to discover the future destinations that will be unveiled by Air Canada!

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Jean-Maximilien Voisine
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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