Air Canada to introduce lie-flat seats for premium customers

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Air Canada to introduce lie-flat seats for premium customers

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18 April 2018

By | 18 April 2018

Air Canada launches Signature Service to enhance overall comfort on premium fare

Premium passengers travelling on select non-stop, transcontinental Air Canada flights within Canada and to the US will soon experience a new level of comfort.

Starting on 1 June, the carrier will launch a new Air Canada Signature Service and become the first airline in North America to introduce aircraft with lie-flat seats to provide a full night’s rest.

Air Canada will be the first airline in North America to introduce lie-flat seats for premium customers — Air Canada Group Created with Sketch. Air Canada will be the first airline in North America to introduce lie-flat seats for premium customers — Air Canada

“Customers travelling Air Canada Signature Class on international itineraries and, beginning in June, on select transcontinental flights within North America, will receive seamless Air Canada Signature Service. They will enjoy added amenities throughout their journey, from curbside-to-curbside and at all points in between,” said Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines.

“Our new Air Canada Signature Service and Air Canada Signature Class brands reflect the ongoing refinements to our premium travel service.”

The signature service customers will receive priority service at every stage of the trip. They will have access to airport concierge services, and they will also be entitled to expedited check-in and security clearance, priority baggage handling and preferential boarding.

“We know our premium customers travelling on longer flight itineraries place a high value on convenience and comfort when in airports or onboard an aircraft, and with Air Canada Signature Service we provide a level of service unsurpassed in North America on every widebody flight,” Smith said.

“Customers will also enjoy Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge access and, for eligible customers travelling to international destinations from Toronto-Pearson, access to the exclusive Air Canada Signature Suite, featuring à la carte restaurant dining from a menu created by celebrated Canadian chef David Hawksworth,” the airline said in a statement.

The new premium service will be available on select transborder and domestic Canadian transcontinental flights, such as includes routes between Toronto and the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and between Vancouver and the cities of New York-Newark and Montreal.

The flights will be operated with Airbus A330, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 767 and Boeing 777.