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Volume 19. Issue 64. 14th November 2019. View Online
Dreamliner makes debut for Air Canada in Ireland

The B787-9 Dreamliner will commence service on the Dublin Toronto route from 29th March next year. Featuring 3 cabins, Signature, Premium Economy and Economy class the switch to the Dreamliner shows the investment in the Irish product and demonstrates the increasing demand for Air Canada’s services from Ireland. Customers love the Dreamliner, whose revolutionary design improves the on-board air quality, which, combined with other features such as Air Canada’s next generation cabin, mood lighting and other amenities, mitigates jet lag. As a result, customers arrive better rested to hit the ground running for either business or pleasure.   In addition to switching the Dublin -Toronto route to a Dreamliner operation Air Canada will also operate 3 months (July-September) of the Dublin - Montreal service on the Dreamliner.

B787-9 Dreamliner
B787-9 Dreamliner
All Dublin departures will feature three cabins in 2020

All of Air Canada’s Dublin departures for 2020 Dublin-Toronto, Dublin -Vancouver and Dublin-Montreal will feature 3 cabins, Signature, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Signature class will feature Executive pod style beds that are fully lie flat pods with all aisle access, premium meal and beverage service, Concierge service, Signature Suite in Toronto Pearson airport and priority airports services.

Summer 2020 on sale now

Summer Schedule 2020

Dublin

  • Dublin 3 cabin service, Signature, Premium Economy and Economy Class
  • Dublin to Toronto - Dreamliner B787 Daily from 30th April
  • Dublin to Montreal - A330 3 times weekly from 23rd May, B787 Dreamliner 4 times weekly from July
  • Dublin to Vancouver - A330 4 times weekly from 22nd May

Shannon

  • Shannon 2 cabin service, Premium Economy and Economy Class
  • Shannon to Toronto - 4 times weekly from 29th May
Air Canada makes the switch to Altea

Air Canada will make the switch from its in-house reservation system RES III to Amadeus Altea overnight from 18th to 19th November.  The switch will happen over a 12-hour period overnight from 18th to 19th November EST. The time difference with Canada means that for Irish travel agencies and customers many Air Canada features in GDS systems and online will be unavailable (booking, seat reservations, ticketing etc) until after lunch on 19th November. Online check-in will be available. Air Canada is urging all travel agencies to clear any schedule changes, queued itineraries etc by 16th November to facilitate the changeover. Post cutover agencies will notice some changes.  The Air Canada vendor locator/PNR/Booking reference will change for existing bookings and Amadeus agencies will notice that it matches their Amadeus locator. In the weeks and months following cutover a host of new features will appear for booking Air Canada and make the booking and booking management experience for agencies and direct customers a lot more user friendly.

Cuba on Air Canada

All Air Canada flights to Cuba include the Cuban Tourist card in the fare. It’s handed out onboard the flight into Cuba so no extra visa charges! Why not suggest a stopover in Toronto on your client’s next Cuban trip to see Niagara Falls? Air Canada flies to the following Cuban airports: Havana, Varadero, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Santa Clara.

Cuba Havana
Cuba Havana
Sandra Oh new Air Canada Brand Ambassador invites travellers to #TLC

Canadian actor Sandra Oh is inviting air travellers to #TLC…travel like a Canadian. There are 2 mini tongue in cheek videos encouraging us to embrace Canadian culture as we travel.

Have a look for yourself…

Video 1

Video 2

Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh
Premium Economy Travel on Air Canada

Premium Economy Travel is available on all Air Canada Irish services in 2020 and has proven to be very popular with the budget conscious Irish business traveller and also for leisure travellers on a special occasion trip or those needing extra personal space and comfort.  Features include double the baggage allowance, (2 x 23kg), priority boarding, check-in and baggage handling, premium cuisine and drinks offering, hot towel service and of course extra personal space and leg room in a dedicated separate cabin. The booking classes are O, E and N class.

CLICK HERE for Premium Economy Class

Air Canada trade support

Air Canada’s Sales Manager Blaithin O’Donnell and Sales support Co-ordinator Bernadette Goldsmith are always happy to assist Irish trade partners. Email salessupport.ie@aircanada.ca or phone 01 9446170

Blaithin and Bernadette
Blaithin and Bernadette
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