Air Canada has embarked on the next phase of its transformation with its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft entering regular scheduled service.
The 169-seat, fuel-efficient aircraft features Air Canada’s next generation in-flight entertainment system, spacious overhead storage bin capacity and Boeing’s Sky Interior. The plane is being used on a Calgary to Montreal route, followed by service from Montreal to Vancouver.
Air Canada has 61 firm orders for the 737 MAX. They are to be delivered by 2021, with 18 due to enter the fleet by the end of 2018. Its first scheduled flights in North America include service to Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal. The aircraft is also scheduled to operate internationally to Keflavik, Dublin and Shannon starting in summer 2018. Air Canada has configured the 737 MAX in two cabins of service, North American Business and Economy.