Air Canada has announced it unveiled the first of its Airbus A220-300s to modernize the airline´s fleet, the company said.
Built in Mirabel, Quebec, the Bombardier-designed aircraft continues Air Canada´s fleet modernization. The A220´s state-of-the-art design and cabin is destined to be extremely popular with customers, and this new aircraft will also help Air Canada reduce its carbon footprint through a 20% reduction in fuel consumption per seat.
Air Canada has firm orders for 45 A220s, with a total list price value of USD 3.8 billion for the order at the time it was made, all of which are to be built at Mirabel. Air Canada will be the first North American carrier to operate the larger A220-300 version of the aircraft, which has a range of 3,200 nautical miles.
Air Canada is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2019 served over 51 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 62 airports in Canada, 53 in the United States and 101 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world´s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,250 airports in 195 countries.